what does ring worm look like on a human

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Is ringworm really caused by worms?

Is ringworm a worm

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No. Ringworm is caused by a fungus that affects the top, outermost layer of skin.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

What does ring worms look like on a kiddo?

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A ringworm rash usually appears as a scaly patch with an outer edge that is raised and red. As the patch spreads, the inside of the circle may appear much paler and actually seem to be healthy again. The patch may be single or actually several overlapping circles.
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What does ring worms look like when they are going away?

It just fades

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It is important to know that "ringworm" is a misnomer because the rash is not caused by a worm at all, but by a surface fungus called tinea corporis. After the fungus has been treated, the rash slowly becomes flatter and then the hyperpigmentation (dark skin) fades over time.
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What other skin rashes look like ring worms?

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Ringworm or tinea,pityriasis rotunda,erythema annulare centrifugum,nummular eczema are just a few diseases which have ring appearance.
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I have a rash spreading all I've my legs and vagina it looks like ring worms myob said it could be yeast infection but it doesn't look like it?

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Could be a contact dermatitis due to some new product. Sound possible?
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Dr. Louis Cooper answered:

What do ring worms look like my 8 month old baby has a few dry round patches on his face that maybe ring worms what kind if anti dingle cram to use?

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Please see your physician before you start applying medications for ringworm or other forms of dermatitis for your 8 month old. Process may be allergic, oil gland related or simply skin irritation and not fungus (ringworm). Good luck.
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris answered:

What other skin rashes look like ring worm? Will Lotrimin work on those other rashes too?

Fungal only

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Lotrimin is a topical antifungal antibiotic and will only work for certain types of fungal skin infections.
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What does ringworm look like?

Which part

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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?

Varies

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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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