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Can ringworm cause darker pigmentation of the skin?
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Dr. Patrick McCleskey
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In brief: Yes
In patients with darker skin types, any cause of redness or inflammation can heal with darker spots, called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih).
The best way to prevent this is to control the redness/inflammation early, by treating the ringworm if that is the cause of redness. Pih takes months or years to fade once the original rash has been treated.

In brief: Yes
In patients with darker skin types, any cause of redness or inflammation can heal with darker spots, called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih).
The best way to prevent this is to control the redness/inflammation early, by treating the ringworm if that is the cause of redness. Pih takes months or years to fade once the original rash has been treated.
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