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I have a big red spot covering my armpit that looks like its irritated. But it doesnt 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 doesnt 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 http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. 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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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