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How is ringworm diagnosed? My one year old has a circular rash that looks like it may either be eczema or ringworm.

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ringworm

Often, the diagnosis of ringworm is obvious from its location and appearance.
Otherwise, skin scrapings for microscopic examination and a culture of the affected skin can establish the diagnosis of ringworm. If the diagnosis is unclear, a potassium hydroxide (koh) preparation of a skin scraping can be reviewed under the microscope to confirm the diagnosis of a fungal dermatophyte infection.

In brief: Ringworm

Often, the diagnosis of ringworm is obvious from its location and appearance.
Otherwise, skin scrapings for microscopic examination and a culture of the affected skin can establish the diagnosis of ringworm. If the diagnosis is unclear, a potassium hydroxide (koh) preparation of a skin scraping can be reviewed under the microscope to confirm the diagnosis of a fungal dermatophyte infection.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Joel Bessmer
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Treatment

Most would treat and if it did not respond to the over the counter antifungal cream you could either see a dermatologist or try a steroid cream which would resolve the eczema.

In brief: Treatment

Most would treat and if it did not respond to the over the counter antifungal cream you could either see a dermatologist or try a steroid cream which would resolve the eczema.
Dr. Joel Bessmer
Dr. Joel Bessmer
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