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What does a ringworm look like typically?

What does a ringworm look like typically?

See sample picture: 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. ...Read more

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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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What does a ringworm look like when it is not contagious anymore?

What does a ringworm look like when it is not contagious anymore?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Healing lesions are usually brown and dry, and with time should assume the color of the surrounding skin. Moisturizing may help it normalize faster. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like?

What does ringworm look like?

Varies: 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. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like?

What does ringworm look like?

Which part: Like this if on arm. In the head it looks a bit different. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like?

What does ringworm look like?

Scaly and itchy rash: 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. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like when it first starts?

A scaly ring: "ringworm" is a fungal infection that usually appears as a scaly red ring with a clear center. It tends to be extremely itchy. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like?

Ring worm: They are usually round, red patch in the beginning with raised scaley circumference . Color change later. If you Google you might get a picture. Good luck ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like when it's healing?

What does ringworm look like when it's healing?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Healing lesions are usually brown and dry, and with time should assume the color of the surrounding skin. Moisturizing may help it normalize faster. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like and are any at home treatments?

What does ringworm look like and are any at home treatments?

Red ring, clear middle: 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. ...Read more

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

Should be cleared up: 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. ...Read more

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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


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