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What can I do to treat my baby's rashes on her skin? Its like a ringworm.

What can I do to treat my baby's rashes on her skin? Its like a ringworm.

GET SEEN: I recommend getting seen for a confirmation of the diagnosis e.g. 'ringworm', eczema , ... ...Read more

Diaper Cream (Definition)

A commercial manufacturer may formulate a cream with natural and chemically produced substances and market it as a diaper cream without rigorous fda testing. Many diaper creams have zinc oxide, vitamin a &d, glycerin or petroleum jelly. Often the purpose of the diaper cream is to separate urine and stool from the baby's skin without fostering irritation or ...Read more


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How do I tell the difference between ringworm and other skin rashes?

How do I tell the difference between ringworm and other skin rashes?

Not: difficult for trained professionals. Usually tinea corporisor ring worm is usually circular with central clearing while other rashes look different depending on the etiology ...Read more

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When certain part of my body heated up, red ring shaped rashes will pop out. Are they ringworm? They will get bigger and itchy.

When certain part of my body heated up, red ring shaped rashes will pop out. Are they ringworm? They will get bigger and itchy.

Hives: These sound like hives. There are many reasons to have hives including allergies however some people get them when they heat it up because a substance called histamine is released under the skin that causes these rashes. If it continues you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best ointment to get rid of ringworm rashes on a 3 year-old child?

What's the best ointment to get rid of ringworm rashes on a 3 year-old child?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin or lotrimin cream will all work. If however if it involves the scalp oral medi action will be necessary. Some strains of fungi may be resistant to over the counter antifungals and require a prescription antifungal. ...Read more

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Our 13 yr old daughter keeps getting ringworm rashes since she was 10. What could be causing this and what should my wife and i do?

Our 13 yr old daughter keeps getting ringworm rashes since she was 10. What could be causing this and what should my wife and i do?

Re-infection: She may be getting the infection from someone else (school shower) or clothing (especially socks and shoes) which has not been thoroughly cleaned. I am sure no one else has the same problem. ...Read more

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I m facing itching btw my thighs since late 5 months. I also used ringworm cream and candid power. But still itching is there but rashes were gone.

I m facing itching btw my thighs
 since late 5 months. I also used ringworm cream and candid power.
But still itching is there but rashes were gone.

Itch: Itch and rash in that region may be caused by fungal or yeast infection,but also can be caused by friction and/or moisture from tight clothing. If there is no further rash, wear white cotton underwear, avoid tight jeans or pants, apply cortisone type ointment for the itch. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have ringworm-like rashes on my back, chest and stomach. What could be the problem as the numbers keep growing? Awino

Hi, I have ringworm-like rashes on my back, chest and stomach. What could be the problem as the numbers keep growing? Awino

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at www.imgur.com
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You can RESUBMIT the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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I had three rashes on my neck and front of arm pits that looked like ringworm treating them.Spotted like hive under arms.What do youthink it is?

I had three rashes on my neck and front of arm pits that looked like ringworm treating them.Spotted like hive under arms.What do youthink it is?

Picture, pls: W/out seeing them, it's really hard to make a diagnosis (correct one). I'd recommend taking a pic with your cell phone and attach it to the reply. That way we may come up with some answer. ...Read more

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My son is 2 months old & diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis. Does it cause acne/ringworm like rashes on face?

My son is 2 months old & diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis. Does it cause acne/ringworm like rashes on face?

Hard to say: Tuberous sclerosis complex (tsc) can cause certain skin conditions, such as angiokeratomas, which can look like acne. With such an important diagnosis as tsc, you must have already seen a number of specialists - ask your pediatrician if she thinks a visit to a pediatric dermatologist might be helpful. The tuberous sclerosis alliance website (www.Tsalliance.Org) has excellent information. ...Read more

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9 month old ringworm like rashes on arms torso and lower legs trued anti fungal pills for ringworm did nothing?

9 month old ringworm like rashes on arms torso and lower legs trued anti fungal pills for ringworm did nothing?

See a Dermatologist : For better management of this condition, if you have already seen one, get a revisit or get a second opinion, best wishes ...Read more

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There are rashes and dark spot which are very itchy around my private parts..Is it ringworm or something else?

There are rashes and dark spot which are very itchy around my private parts..Is it ringworm or something else?

Many possibilities: Many different rashes of varying causes can appear in this way. Can be fungus (ringworm), eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis. See your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have spots of ringworm mimicking rashes on my neck, stomach and chest. Some are a hollow circle others are just dots. They don't itch or anything. ?

I have spots of ringworm mimicking rashes on my neck, stomach and chest. Some are a hollow circle others are just dots. They don't itch or anything. ?

Ringworm: Ringworm is a common fungal infection of the skin and is not due to a worm. The medical term for ringworm is tinea. Ringworm is contagious. It is treated with over the counter creams, usually resolving in 2 to 4 weeks. In extreme cases, oral anti-fungal agents are used.
Good luck! ...Read more

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I found rashes along the outside of my armpit , on my hip, thigh and now butt. My doctor said it was ringworm but it doesn't itch at all. I'm scared?

I found rashes along the outside of my armpit , on my hip, thigh and now butt. My doctor said it was ringworm but it doesn't itch at all. I'm scared?

Here are some...: Without a direct look, it's hard to offer an accurate Dx although what you described seems suggesting the appearance of intertrigo resulting from sweating, moisture, warmth, overgrowth of local fungus or bacteria, etc. If the condition isn't improving despite under active Rx, see a dermatologist. To get things done right, follow instructions in
http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I have several heart shaped rashes on my arms and one on my stomach. I've tried all kinds of ringworm creams assuming that's what it is. Left scars?

I have several heart shaped rashes on my arms and one on my stomach. I've tried all kinds of ringworm creams assuming that's what it is. Left scars?

Hard to say: A common truism about treatment is when appropriate measures don't fix a problem the diagnosis is likely wrong. Skin rashes can represent infections, local reactions,allergies or systemic illness. Diagnosis is often easy when seen by a trained observer. If your treatment for ringworm isn't working it is likely not ringworm. To find out what it is and treatment options will need a visit. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 :(?

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

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I have I rash on my neck that kinda looks like ringworm but it doesn't itch. What could It be?

I have I rash on my neck that kinda looks like ringworm but it doesn't itch. What could It be?

See a DR: "Kinda looks like ringworm" does not make a diagnosis. If it is a fungus (probably not!!!) it is important to determine where it came from. There are many possible diagnoses. ...Read more

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What is this rash and how do I get rid of it? It looks almost like ringworm but it doesn't itch.

What is this rash and how do I get rid of it? It looks almost like ringworm but it doesn't itch.

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

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What does a ringworm rash look like when its healing and what could be the best treatment besides lotriman?

Options: Symptoms of ringworm include scaly, red patches of skin that itches and may blister. It may be a red circle with a center of normal skin (which is why it looks like a ring). Topical medications for ring worm include: lamisil, (terbinafine) mycelex, loprox, mentas & econazole. ...Read more

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Should my child go to school with a ringworm rash?

Should my child go to school with a ringworm rash?

First, make sure...: ...That it really is a ringworm; many circular rashes are assumed to be ringworm by inexperienced caregivers. If it really is ringworm, once treatment is started, it is okay for your child to go to school. Treatment depends on the location; if it's on the face or scalp, make sure your doctor gives you an oral treatment - creams and lotions won't get the job done in most cases. ...Read more

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I have pink rash the size of a penny so would I have ringworm if it itches?

I have pink rash the size of a penny so would I have ringworm if it itches?

Eczema or fungus: Ringworm is a fungal condition characterised by itchy, red, scaly, inflamed circles that spread outwards leaving pale skin in the center. The appearance is not unlike the healing lesion of nummular (discoid) eczema.Nummular eczema features stubborn red, inflamed, scaly coin shaped lesions which in the recovery phase heal from the inside out leaving reddened rings with a pale center. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have the ringworm fungus on you before the rash occurs?

How do you know if you have the ringworm fungus on you before the rash occurs?

You may not: Ringworm is the description of what a common rash caused by fungus is called because it looks like a red ring with scale and more clear center. Without a rash or some type of visible skin change you likely do not have a fungal infection. ...Read more

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If ringworm spreads enough, can parts of the rash not be in a ring shape? Some parts are rings, others just large patches. Mostly on upper torso area

Rarely: Ringworm grows relatively slowly, and it would be unlikely to be in "large patches." also, the center may start to look almost normal, but the edges are usually raised and look a little pimply, and the ring is usually complete. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

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


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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more