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What does a ringworm look like typically?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

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It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales.
Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck.

In brief: See sample picture

It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales.
Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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