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Can a ringworm have a scab on it? Or, would that be something else?
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
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In brief: Perhaps with trauma
Any skin condition can become scabby from scratching or rubbing, even tinea or ringworm.
Classically, tinea or ringworm is red, circular with a scaly "ring" at the edge. Without seeing it, it's tough to say if what you have is ringworm. I suggest seeing a dermatologist to evaluate the area. A simple scrapping of the scaly area for examination under the microscope will diagnose tinea.

In brief: Perhaps with trauma
Any skin condition can become scabby from scratching or rubbing, even tinea or ringworm.
Classically, tinea or ringworm is red, circular with a scaly "ring" at the edge. Without seeing it, it's tough to say if what you have is ringworm. I suggest seeing a dermatologist to evaluate the area. A simple scrapping of the scaly area for examination under the microscope will diagnose tinea.
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