what does ringworm look like when it first starts

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Dr. Candace Spann answered:

What does ringworm look like when it first starts?

A scaly ring

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"Ringworm" is a fungal infection that usually appears as a scaly red ring with a clear center. It tends to be extremely itchy.
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Dr. Chris Oh answered:

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

Round with edges

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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.
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What does ringworm look like?

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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

Ringworm
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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How does a ringworm look like when it's healing?

Ringworm going away

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When ringworm is treated, it usually becomes less scaly and less red over several weeks. If may take 4 or more weeks to completely resolve.
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what does ringworm look like and are any at home treatments?

Red ring, clear middle

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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.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

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

Should be cleared up

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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.
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I have ringworm and i am taking sopranox, how long before it starts to clear up? What will it start to look like when it heals? Can it still spread?

Complete eradication

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Various Tenea Sp of fungus cause 'ringworm' ring like appearance due to central healing and peripheral spreading is difficult to eradicate with out Rx strength medication, you may be spreading from one spot to other, or still getting transmitted from same person , same pet , same dirt. You have to see a dermatologist for complete eradication and cure and prevent the source
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Dr. Vicki Levine answered:

What does ringworm on the face look like when it's healing?

Skin gets lighter

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while the skin is healing after a fungal infection, as the redness goes away the skin may be lighter than the rest of your normal skin. protected from the Sun with a sunscreen and with time your normal pigment will return.
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