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

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Best to have it : Looked at.Hard to say without additional information.May just be heat bumps and dry skin.In the meantime, you can take some antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin , Allegra , zyrtec or any generic equivalent to stop you from itching and avoid skin infection. ...Read more

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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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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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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 the picture will be tagged with its own URL website 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

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


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