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Skin Rash That Looks Like Ringworm
Recently I've gotten a skin rash that looks like ringworms. Also the back of my hands peel and my. Body tingles all over...this morning the back upper?
See doctor: For evaluation and diagnosis so that you can get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
I have a skin rash only on the upper part of my arms. It looks similar to ringworm but isn't red ir itchy. I get it every year around october...
Dry skin?: It is not easy to guess what the problem is without examination the lesions and getting a more detailed history. Having said that, I would guess that dry skin is the likely cause (Oct is usually dry). Try applying a moisturizer on the area immediately after bathing and see if this helps. ...Read more
35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?
Urticaria (hives): Typical description of chronic urticaria refractory to antihistamines. An Allergist will get some bloodwork to rule out some potential underlying causes and then prescribe treatment. There are several options and relief can be obtained in no time. ...Read more
GET SEEN: I recommend getting seen for a confirmation of the diagnosis e.g. 'ringworm', eczema, . .. ...Read more
How long is someone with ringworm contagious for? (# days prior and after skin rash symptoms) What need to do to prevent transfer to others
Have a petal like dry skin rash on back of knee, to front, also a round one below belly button, was told it was ringworm/lotrimin, nope, any ideas?
Eczema: What you are describing sounds like eczema or an allergic contact dermatitis to nickel. Sometimes the nickel found in the metal snaps on jeans will contact the skin and cause an allergic reaction where it contacts. The rash on the back of your knee is likely more along the lines of eczema. It is difficult to tell, so I would recommend you see a dermatologist to check it out. ...Read more
How to wash ringworm on chest? I wash it only with cold water. I don't want it to spread and when I wash, the water from it touches skin around the rash.
Besides ringworm what kind of rash can cause a red circle with a wart like skin tag on the breast area? It showed up over night
Possible infection: Redness with a centrally raise area could be staph infection with acute onset. Since if this infection it could invove deeper breast tissue it is nest to e treated with antibiotics. See physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. If infection spreads to deepr tissue it amy result in scarring and potential future problems with mammography. ...Read more
My daughter has a ringworm looking rash on her arms and was wondering what can she use to remove it. She had some type of birth control implanted in her arm that left this kind of scar on her arm it seems like her skin has turned a dark color beneath the
I have itchy skin all over. No sign of rash, but my mom has ringworm. Could my itchy skin be due to that or another issue? Never had this issue before
Itching: This could be due to allergy. Have you changed anything in your daily routine? Like your soap, shampoo, laundry detergent & so on? Or have you eaten something new? Try to reduce salt in your diet, you may try benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtic. Also dry skin can be itchy, use moisturizing soap like dove. If no improvement. See your doctor. Good luck. Ring worm should not cause generalized itching. ...Read more
I have either ringworm or a rash on my skin my urgent care doctor said its ringworm prescribed my to terbinafine pills about two days ago.
What other skin rashes look like ring worm? Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) work on those other rashes too?
Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)
My dr thought rash was ring worm, not sure, very itchy and is spreading. I' m concerned of skin cancer, would skin cancer spread fast like that?
4yr old had severe tonsillitis for 6mths, had to try diff antibiotic. Now has rash resemble ring worm on chest, neck & sores behind ears & in head. Ichy?
2 non itchy rash. First rash all over my stomach and arms looks like ringworm for a month. Second a cluster of buttons (back) new. What can this be?
My ob tested me for yeast in. And other things for a rash that looks like ringworm but it all came back neg. Now she want me to see an infectiousdease?
I have a rash that looks like ringworm on my face by my nose but I've been treating it with sporanox (itraconazole) but it's not going away...what else could it be?
I have this rash that looks like a ringworm but it's not and it itches also its an oval shape what could this be?
Pruritic skin rashes: Based on your age and description, the most common skin rash that are red, itch, and scaly is atopic dermatitis. Psoriasis could be similar but it is not as itchy. Either case, you can try to apply otc Hydrocortisone cream to the lesions a few times a day plus moisturizer generously to always keep your skin moist. If it does not improve or not completely resolve, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more
How is ringworm diagnosed? My one year old has a circular rash that looks like it may either be eczema or ringworm.
Ringworm: Often, the diagnosis of ringworm is obvious from its location and appearance. Otherwise, skin scrapings for microscopic examination and a culture of the affected skin can establish the diagnosis of ringworm. If the diagnosis is unclear, a potassium hydroxide (koh) preparation of a skin scraping can be reviewed under the microscope to confirm the diagnosis of a fungal dermatophyte infection. ...Read more
Could be ringworm...: Not all ringworm itches. It is still certainly possible such a rash is ringworm if pictures on the web match it. Eczema and ringworm and psoriasis to a lesser extent can all look very similar and can fool even experienced doctors. It would be worth seeing a doctor to determine the plan of care. What is good for eczema can make ringworm worse and eczema does not respond well to ringworm meds. ...Read more
What is this rash I have leukemia and it looks like ringworm but will not go away and it does not hurt and does not itch but it is all over my body?
I noticed a rash on my back that looks like ringworm after taking meds for strep. Doesn't itch but I can see it's spreading. Dunno what it could be : (?
No answer: This question cannot be answered without an examination of the lesion. See your general doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a rash on the front of my shin. Looks like ringworm but has scales in the middle & looks/feels dry. Size of a quarter. Has grown very slowly?
Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).
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My boyfriend has a rash spot on his upper thigh that looks like ringworm but has not spread. He's had it now for several months, what could this be?
I have rheumatoid arthritis and when I have a flare up I get a rash on my left side near my bra line that looks like ringworm and itches.?
I have an oval rash about the size of a quarter near my left hip bone that looks like ringworm but doesn't itch at all. In fact, it doesn't feel like anything and didn't know it was there until I saw it in the mirror. Could it still be ringworm or somethi
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