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What does ringworm look like when it first starts?

What does ringworm look like when it first starts?

A scaly ring: "ringworm" is a fungal infection that usually appears as a scaly red ring with a clear center. It tends to be extremely itchy.

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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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.

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What does ringworm look like when it's healing?

What does ringworm look like when it's healing?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Healing lesions are usually brown and dry, and with time should assume the color of the surrounding skin. Moisturizing may help it normalize faster.

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What does ringworm look like?

What does ringworm look like?

Varies: 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?

What does ringworm look like?

Which part: Like this if on arm. In the head it looks a bit different.

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What does ringworm look like?

Scaly and itchy rash: 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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What does ringworm look like?

What does ringworm look like?

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

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What does ringworm look like on black people?

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

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

Ringworm going away: 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: 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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What does a ringworm look like when it is not contagious anymore?

What does a ringworm look like when it is not contagious anymore?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Healing lesions are usually brown and dry, and with time should assume the color of the surrounding skin. Moisturizing may help it normalize faster.

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

Should be cleared up: 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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What does a ringworm look like typically?

What does a ringworm look like typically?

See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck.

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What is ringworm and what does it look like in general?

What is ringworm and what does it look like in general?

A fungal infection: A fungal infection often with ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work fine for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck.

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What are the symptoms of a ringworm and what does it look like?

What are the symptoms of a ringworm and what does it look like?

Mild itching; C Pic: A ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales, typically causes mild itching. Lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck.

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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: 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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What is a ringworm look like in your skin?

What is a ringworm look like in your skin?

See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck.

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What does it look like to have ringworm on the face?

What does it look like to have ringworm on the face?

Variable, but...: Usually ringworm on the face will be red and inflamed with an outer raised rim of mild scale. Sometimes the center will be relatively clear but often red and scaly. A skin scraping by your doctor can be very useful in making the diagnosis. It doesn't hurt and is very easy to do. Certainly have this looked at.

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As a concerned teacher I need to know how does a ringworm look like?

As a concerned teacher I need to know how does a ringworm look like?

Ringworm: Itchy red raised scaly patches that may blister & ooze, with sharply defined edges, more red around the outside looking like rings. If affect the hair, u may see bald patches. If affect nails, they become discolored & thick & may crumble.

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