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I have a red round scaly sore on my arm, is this a sing of ringworm?

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Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine
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In brief: Maybe

Ringworm (tinea corporis) presents as a red, scaly, ring plaque with central clearing.

In brief: Maybe

Ringworm (tinea corporis) presents as a red, scaly, ring plaque with central clearing.
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe ringworm

A round scaly sore on the skin can be ringworm, which is caused by a fungus, and the rash is called tinea corporis.
Eczema rashes and psoriasis rashes can also cause a round scaly sore and look like ringworm. A primary care doctor or dermatologist (skin doctor) can evaluate to make a diagnosis, and then give details on treatment.

In brief: Maybe ringworm

A round scaly sore on the skin can be ringworm, which is caused by a fungus, and the rash is called tinea corporis.
Eczema rashes and psoriasis rashes can also cause a round scaly sore and look like ringworm. A primary care doctor or dermatologist (skin doctor) can evaluate to make a diagnosis, and then give details on treatment.
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