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Ringworm Infections

Ringworm infection, otherwise called dermatophytosis or tinea corporis, is a fungal skin infection that results from mold-like parasites. The symptoms include ring-shaped lesions on the skin, itchy skin, and scattered red bumps. It is a contagious infection and can spread through person-to-person contact.

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I have a non-healing ringworm infection in my crotch. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a ringworm infection in my crotch. Currently, I am using Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole ointment. But I think it is not working. Kindly suggest some medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole ointment is a combination of steroid and antifungals. Please avoid such combination ointment. The steroid will feed the fungus and make it resistant to treatment. Once you stop using that ointment, there will be a flari...  Read Full »

How can I overcome the itching and rashes due to the ringworm infection in my genital area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and suffering from a ringworm infection in my genital area. I cannot go to consult a doctor. I have itching and rashes around my genital area. It has spread over a large area. I request you to tell me about medicine and cream so I can get rid of it. I have severe itch...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history and image provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears as Tinea cruris which is a ringworm infection mostly appearing in the folds, including genital and perianal areas. Fungal infections appear on folds due to the st...  Read Full »

I am suffering from an itchy red patch on my leg which is round in shape. Is it ringworm infection?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had an itchy red patch on my leg for about a week, growing bigger and worse. It is round in shape. I am wondering if it could be ringworm. I can share pictures.Kindly help with this.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have checked your attached file (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You gave a history of acute onset, one-week duration, and the lesion is itchy. I could see a solitary, red circular patch which is fine scaly over the patch. The first suspect is ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest an effective way to get cured from ringworm infection.

Query: Hi doctor,In the spring I was diagnosed with ringworm on my right inner upper thigh. I had treated the ringworm for several weeks over the counter and ended up having to be put on Ketoconazole for four weeks to cure it. It cleared up before seven months. I developed another patch on my outer upper ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Ringworm and Pityriasis rosea both presents with red scaly round patches over skin. There is a test for getting confirmed diagnosis by mycological examination (KOH test) of the skin scrapings. Once your diagnosis is confirmed,then with specific treatment you can get cured...  Read Full »

I have a suspected fungal or ringworm infection in my groin region which disappears upon taking Fluconazole but reoccurs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have an infection in my groin area and it more likely seems to be a fungal or ringworm infection. I took the tablet Fluconazole, and it disappeared but again I experienced a recurrence. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate the confidence that you place in me for your health care consultation. Frankly speaking, many things may look like fungal infections while actually they are not. Were you diagnosed by a doctor? Please tell me the dose of the tablet Fluconazole that you too...  Read Full »

Which fungal infection causes itching and red rashes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old and have been suffering from a fungal infection. It has an itching sensation and causes a red rash all over my body, leaving marks as it dries up. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As per the history provided, they may be Tinea corporis. Tinea is a fungal infection affecting various areas of the body and spreads fast, and is contagious. Although it is not a life-threatening problem, it is a skin inf...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain and ringworms near my private area. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor,It has been almost a year or more since I have been facing some ringworms and pain near my private part. I have tried using many creams but they do not work permanently on my skin and also I started to feel some pain in that area. Whenever I eat chicken or masturbate, it becomes worse. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Thanks for briefing me regarding your concern. I would like to inform you that a fungal infection is very problematic if it becomes recurrent. I suggest you keep the following precautions in mind: 1. Do not keep the...  Read Full »

I am having ringworm infection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have ringworms on my face, nose, eyebrows, scalp, jock itch, white spots around the anus that hurt and itch. I get blood when I go to the bathroom, nails rip off easily, always feeling sleepy, swollen lymph nodes and itching all over the body. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For how long do you have this problem? This is not ringworm or fungal infection. There are multiple atrophic plaques over the face and arms from your picture. Have you applied anything over them? It looks like it is lupus erythematosus but confirming the diagnosis would...  Read Full »

What is the reason for rashes all over the body of my 4.5-month-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4.5 months old baby girl was diagnosed with scabies before a month. Her pediatrician advised to apply Permethrin both for mother and baby. After applying she got new rashes all over the body, especially on face, around cheeks and both lower legs, feet and sole. Now on her back three or...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send the photographs of the lesion. She might be suffering from atopic dermatitis. I can able to give a definite diagnosis only after seeing the lesion.   Read Full »

Why I am experiencing a fungal infection in the groin region?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a fungal infection in my groin region. Kindly help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have reviewed the picture you attached with your query, and it appears to be Tinea cruris, a fungal infection commonly known as ringworm. Here's the recommended treatment plan: Seriva cream (Sertaconazole 2 %): Apply to the affecte...  Read Full »

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