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I have a big red spot covering my armpit that looks like its irritated. But it doesn't look like most ringworm spots. What do I do??

I have a big red spot covering my armpit that looks like its irritated. But it doesn't look like most ringworm spots. What do I do??

Show it to a doctor: A rash in the armpit could be one of several things. I would be most concerned about an abscess or a localized infection (say from shaving)-esp. If it's PAINFUL. If it's more flat and non painful it could be ringworm, a contact allergy (deodorant?), or a more mild infection called folliculitis among other things. If you have any underlying medical problems, that may help the doc to figure it out. ...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


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Rash under armpit a on stomach. Some look like rings so urgent care said ringworm. But others are just bumps. Does tinea not just look like rings?

Rash under armpit a on stomach. Some look like rings so urgent care said ringworm. But others are just bumps. Does tinea not just look like rings?

Ringworm: Sweating from activities under the arm are common.
You can apply clotrimazole cr 1% (Lotrimin cr used for athlete's feet) OTC. Also for itching can apply OTC hydrocortisone 1% 2x/d until rash gone. Keep pat dry.
Ringworm classical can be circumscribed but other itchy/scaly patches can occur with yeast/fungus. ...Read more

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My friend has ringworm on 3 parts of body. Under arm and front and back of leg. Could it be from my cat?

My friend has ringworm on 3 parts of body. Under arm and front and back of leg. Could it be from my cat?

Confirmed?: If confirmed, recurrent ringworm (tinea corporis) reflects a recurrent exposure to a source. There are 3 basic sources;people, animals and the soil. If you have a furry animal a check with the vet may find it. The other two are harder to source. There are also things that may look like ringworm but are really something else. ...Read more

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I found rashes along the outside of my armpit, on my hip, thigh and now butt. My doctor said it was ringworm but it doesn't itch at all. I'm scared?

I found rashes along the outside of my armpit, on my hip, thigh and now butt. My doctor said it was ringworm but it doesn't itch at all. I'm scared?

Here are some...: Without a direct look, it's hard to offer an accurate Dx although what you described seems suggesting the appearance of intertrigo resulting from sweating, moisture, warmth, overgrowth of local fungus or bacteria, etc. If the condition isn't improving despite under active Rx, see a dermatologist. To get things done right, follow instructions in
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What does ringworm look like when you first get it on your arm or leg?

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

Round with edges: 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. ...Read more

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Bumps that look like ringworm but only the width of a pencil Itchy, peel dead skin and ooze a little then turn to scabs15 total, legs arms and back.?

Bumps that look like ringworm but only the width of a pencil Itchy, peel dead skin and ooze a little then turn to scabs15 total, legs arms and back.?

Need to examine: What you described does not fit with the usual picture of ringworm. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has what looks like a ringworm on his arm. Its been there for a month and I haven't caught one. How can he get rid of it?

My boyfriend has what looks like a ringworm on his arm. Its been there for a month and I haven't caught one. How can he get rid of it?

First diagnose: It may or may not be a superficial fungal infection, but in order to be certain it would have to be seen. Go have a dermatologist look at it and recommend diagnosis. If not, your local pharmacist has some otc meds you can try. Tell him you are treating a dermatomycosis. ...Read more

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Have a rash on my nake when I first seen it look like a wingworm now it looks like bug bit that just keep getting worse and a few on my arms now?

Have a rash on my nake when I first seen it look like a wingworm now it looks like bug bit that just keep getting worse and a few on my arms now?

Does it itch?: It can be a bug bite which can get larger for days after. If this gets worse, see your doctor. If it itches, a topical Hydrocortisone cream may help. If it shows pus later on, then it is likely from a spider bite which needs be treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have ringworm under my arm at home or over the counter?

What can I do if I have ringworm under my arm at home or over the counter?

Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read more

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I was wondering if you thought this looked like ringworm? I have three areas in question...one on my face and one on the back of each upper arm.

I was wondering if you thought this looked like ringworm? I have three areas in question...one on my face and one on the back of each upper arm.

Request consult: By requesting a formal consult, you will be able to video consult or download pictures for a more complete evaluation and answer. We are unable to view records or pictures in this forum. Hope we can help you soon! ...Read more

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What is the first thing you should do if you touched someone's arm who has ringworm?

What is the first thing you should do if you touched someone's arm who has ringworm?

Wash your hands.: Washing hands with soap for 2 minutes (singing happy birthday song to yourself twice) is what you should do. ...Read more

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Strange round rash on my arm that does itch a bit. Could it be ringworm?

Strange round rash on my arm that does itch a bit. Could it be ringworm?

Needs to be seen: A doctor needs to see the rash before any diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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I have a ringworm looking rash on the back of my arm and it goes all the way across my shoulders?

I have a ringworm looking rash on the back of my arm and it goes all the way across my shoulders?

Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read more

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Why is my boyfriend have a ringworm on his nose and on his arm?

Why is my boyfriend have a ringworm on his nose and on his arm?

Contamination: Ringworm is a common name for a fungus that grows on outside skin tissue. The spores of the fungus can be found in soil, on animals or on people. If the spores contaminate your hands, fingers or fingernails, you can insert the spore on any outer skin surface. Over days or weeks the spore can begin a colony of the fungus that will feed on dead surface skin and grow outward in a ring. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a ringworm scar on my arm?

How do I get rid of a ringworm scar on my arm?

Give it time: Ringworm, which is actually a fungal infection, usually appears paler or darker than the surrounding skin. This is a normal part of the healing process following inflammation of the skin. With time, the color should return to it's previous color. True scarring would be unusual from a ringworm infection. ...Read more

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I have a rash in between my thighs inside of arm n button n on both of my sides I know it's not chekenpox r ringwarm I almost look like lil ant bits..

I have a rash in between my thighs inside of arm n button n on both of my sides I know it's not chekenpox r ringwarm I almost look like lil ant bits..

We would be guessing: If we tried to diagnose this with the info available. Your best bet for accurate assessment is dermatological eval. Take care. ...Read more

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I have ringworm on my arm and I've been putting Anti fungus cream on it. It's getting smaller but it's so itchy is there anything to help with that?

Try antihistamine: You can take an over-the-counter antihistamine pill to help reduce the itching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) treats itching very well, but can cause significant drowsiness when taken orally. A nonsedating anti-histamine, such as Zytrec (cetirizine) can also be very helpful for itching. Steroid cream, such as hydrocortisone, should not be used, as can make ringworm worse. ...Read more

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I'm having a ringworm in my arm how should I cure it fast and quickly already using a unprescribe cream named pevisone that my mom brought it for me?

New cream: You will need an antifungal cream to treat ringworm on the skin. Lotrimin, micatin, (miconazole) etc. Anything for athlete's foot will usually work. ...Read more

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I have a circular red rash on my arm that's spreading. I have been treating it as ringworm but its not going away. Is it ringworm or something else?

I have a circular red rash on my arm that's spreading. I have been treating it as ringworm but its not going away. Is it ringworm or something else?

See your doctor: If you are using otc meds, the are not always effective. Sometimes a prescription antifungal is needed. But there are other types of rashes that can look like ringworm. See you doctor for a recheck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have any bruising color around a ringworm spot on the arm?

It is...: ...If you've ben scratching or rubbing it. But how do you know it's a "ringworm spot? " lots of things, other than ringworm, are circular. If you're using an otc ringworm cream, and it's not working, see a dermatologist and find out what it really is. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ringworm? I have one round, raised, itchy area onn my arm, but it is not red at all. It itches randomly.

Sounds like: It sounds like ringworm. If it is raised on the edges and has central clearing, it probably is. This is caused by a dermatophyte and can be treated with anti-fungal cream. ...Read more

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I have a small circular patch of dry red skin on my arm. I thought it was ringworm but my medication from the past doesn't work. Help?

Rash: A number of conditions can cause a circular rash including eczema (nummular type), ringworm, etc.. Eczema often responds to moisturizers and a corticosteroid cream after a few days. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm currently using anti fungal cream for a ringworm on my arm. Do I have to cover it with a bandaid? Would it spread to other people if not bandaged?

I'm currently using anti fungal cream for a ringworm on my arm. Do I have to cover it with a bandaid? Would it spread to other people if not bandaged?

Not usually: It is actually better to leave it uncovered, or loosely covered with your normal clothing. To prevent it from spreading, wash your towels, sheets, and clothes regularly. If you’re doing an activity in which the affected area might come in contact with other people or surfaces – such as going to the gym – then it’s a good idea to cover the area temporarily. ...Read more

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I don't know whether I have ringworm or ezcema. I've had these on my arms for about a year now and they go away and come back a month or two later. Th?

I don't know whether I have ringworm or ezcema. I've had these on my arms for about a year now and they go away and come back a month or two later. Th?

Koh: A simple office test called ooh by a derm will tell you for sure. Suggest an office visit. I assume you've tried Hydrocortisone (eczema) and / or an over the counter antifungal (ringworm). ...Read more

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There is a ring-like round vaccination-like "scar" on my arm. Could it be ringworm from 5 years ago (first noticed this). Didn't bother me or spread.

Not sure: I am not sure what you are describing. It would be best to have someone look at it and tell you what it is. See the doctor for an answer. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more