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I got bit by a bug 3 weeks ago and the bite is still there. It almost looks like ringworm but it doesn't itch or spread. What could it be?

I got bit by a bug 3 weeks ago and the bite is still there. It almost looks like ringworm but it doesn't itch or spread. What could it be?

Maybe a tick bite: If this is the case, you may be experiencing what is called an "erythema migrans". I recommend seeing your doctor or else get referred to either a dermatologist or an ID specialist. Depending on the geographic location, the rash may represent certain tick borne infections such as Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Human Granulocytic Erlichiosis, Human Monocytic Erlichiosis and several others. ...Read more

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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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Could ringworm happen on penis?

Could ringworm happen on penis?

Yes, But...: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin, similar to the fungus that causes athlete's foot and jock itch. It can affect any skin on any part of the body. However, on your penis, it may also be overflow from jock itch or even yeast under the foreskin. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i put neosporin on a ringworm?

Please tell me, could i put neosporin on a ringworm?

Unlikely to help: Neosporin is designed as an antibiotic that can kill bacteria, it is not helpful against the fungus of ringworm. ...Read more

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What's the strongest ringworm cream that i could buy?

What's the strongest ringworm cream that i could buy?

They are similar: There are several available--lamisil, lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) etc..Are similar in efficacy. You don't really need strong, just have to be the right medicine. The strength available are appropropriate/adequate to treat commom skin fungal/ringworm infections (not beard/scalp areas). If not better in about 2 wks, consult doc for proper diagnosis/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! a friend had ringworm and she came over and sat on my couch. Could i catch from contact with my couch?

Stop worrying: Ringworm fungi are everywhere. It's dumb luck and nobody knows exactly why one person catches it at a particular time. I'm glad you've got a good friend; don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Wat is ringworm?

Ringworm: Ringworm is the common or lay term for a common superficial infection of the skin caused by a fungus (actually several types of fungus). It's name comes from the fact that the fungus tends to cause a circular patch of scaling scan with a slightly raised and redder border making it look like a ring. It can be treated with ordinary otc anti-fungal medications. ...Read more

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What cures ringworm?

Antifungal Meds: Without a prescription, i would recommend lamisil, (terbinafine) however, it can still take a week or more of treatment. If that does not work, or it is widespread, you may need prescription medication. Of course, you should be sure that you are treating ringworm and not some other rash or infection. Proper treatment requires a proper diadnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more