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I was diagnosed with impetigo, but it looks like ringworm - what's going on?

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Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics
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In brief: Please confirm

These are two very different diagnosis.
Impetigo is bacterial and treated with topical &/or oral antibiotics. Ringworm or Tinea is fungal skin infection and is treated with topical antifungal creams and steroids. Impetigo is crusty and pus like in nature http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ringworm/basics/definition/CON-20021104

In brief: Please confirm

These are two very different diagnosis.
Impetigo is bacterial and treated with topical &/or oral antibiotics. Ringworm or Tinea is fungal skin infection and is treated with topical antifungal creams and steroids. Impetigo is crusty and pus like in nature http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ringworm/basics/definition/CON-20021104
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
if you are concerned and are not improving, get a second opinion

In brief: IT COULD BE

Ringworm but another long term rash that is often mistaken for ringworm is Pityriasis.
Ringworm would respond to a topical antifungal agent, pityriasis would not. This photo is one of pityriasis.

In brief: IT COULD BE

Ringworm but another long term rash that is often mistaken for ringworm is Pityriasis.
Ringworm would respond to a topical antifungal agent, pityriasis would not. This photo is one of pityriasis.
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