what does a ringworm look like

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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

What does a ringworm look like typically?

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It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical Lamisil, Lotrimin, or Tinactin are available OTC and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck
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What does a ringworm rash look like when its healing and what could be the best treatment besides lotriman?

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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, Mycelex, Loprox, Mentas & Econazole.
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What does ringworm look like?

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like this if on arm. in the head it looks a bit different.
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what does ringworm look like?

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But as the name suggests, it is often in round lesions. The patches are typically scaly or bumpy, often with central clearing. They may be itchy. They may be pink or may be more or less flesh-colored. See your doctor if you are not certain.
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What does ringworm look like?

Scaly and itchy rash

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Often confused with dry skin or eczema, ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin, contracted from contact with something or someone contaminated with it. It appears as a round or oval patch of dry scaly skin, slightly raised above the skin level. It has a well defined border, and can be itchy, Additional areas of rash can spread from the initial. It is properly treated with antifungal cream.
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Dr. Candace Spann answered:

What does ringworm look like when it first starts?

A scaly ring

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"Ringworm" is a fungal infection that usually appears as a scaly red ring with a clear center. It tends to be extremely itchy.
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what does ringworm look like and are any at home treatments?

Red ring, clear middle

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Ringworm rash is slightly raised, red ring with normal looking skin in the middle. It may be slightly itchy or not itchy at all. Home treatments? Tea tree oil, athlete's foot cream [clotrimazole, miconazole, lotrimin, terbinafine, tolnaftate]. Keep it covered. Don't share your clothing, towels, hairbrushes or other personal items. If it spreads or doesn't get better after 4 weeks, then see your doc.
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Dr. Chris Oh answered:

What does ringworm look like when you first get it on your arm or leg?

Round with edges

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Ringworms have a characteristic appearance- they are round and have scaly edges. It is not a worm but a common fungal infection usually seen in groins, under arms or breasts where there is significant moisture.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

Can doctors tell me what does ringworm look like after 5 weeks of treatment?

Should be cleared up

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It should be cleared up after five weeks of treatment. If not improved or resolved it may have been something else or the treatment was not successful. Have it evaluated.
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What does ringworm look and feel like?

Annular

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They are typically annular or somewhat circular in shape with a more advanced and prominent border and relatively more clear in the center. They are itchy and overtime can expand outwards.
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