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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Ongoing through the photo, mention whether my son has a ringworm infection.

Query: Hi doctor,mI believe that my 6 year old son has ringworm infection. It started out small and then within a few days has gotten larger. I have attached the photo for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you are right. It does appear to be a ringworm infection of the scalp called as tinea capitis. I suggest that you have a culture of the skin scrapings or microbi...  Read Full »

I have recurrent ringworm infections and itching. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had ringworm infection and itching from many days. When I used Terbinafine cream and tablet along with Cefadroxil tablet for 20 to 30 days, the ringworm and itching totally disappeared. But after a month, it started automatically. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Abhilipsa Nanda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see your ringworm infection has reoccurred. There might be some sources from which you are acquiring the infection.There are few minor precautions which you need to take as follows. Do not share clothing, sports gear, towels, or sheets. If you think you ha...  Read Full »

Previously, I had a ringworm infection in the elbow and turned black now. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,A few months ago, I had gotten a ringworm on my inner elbow. It stayed there for a few weeks, and it had cleared up. After a few weeks, I noticed a black mark where the ringworm had been. Now, it is like a black stone. I do not know to describe it unless you saw a picture of it. It itches...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like the lesion has lichenified due to scratching. That means that there is some increase in the thickness of the patch. I can see an area of erosion right in the middle. I suggest to apply an antibiotic cream until that central raw area heals up, and then u...  Read Full »

I noticed an itchy, raised and hard lesion on my scalp. What is that?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a scalp lesion two months ago. It is a bit scaly if scratched, hard and raised. I would like to peel it off, but it is not getting removed. But, I did not notice any hair loss. Other than a little bit of itching of the scalp, there is no issue.  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be scalp psoriasis or warts. Please send me a photo to diagnose the condition and suggest you treatment. Revert with the photos to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

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

Query: 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 4 weeks to cure it. It cleared up before seven months. I developed another patch on my outer upper left thigh in...  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 »

What is the best remedy for itchy red spots around the chest and shoulder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an itchy and big circular red spot on my back. I discovered it three days ago. And then yesterday, I also noticed more small red spots around my chest and shoulder. Is it fungal infection or ringworm? What is the best or fast remedy for this? I used to have these before when I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, dear. I will help you with your concern. From the history, it seems you have developed ringworm, which is also known as tinea corporis. Tinea is a kind of superficial fungal infection, which increases with sweating. Also, it has a tendency to recur if n...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a suitable medication for ringworm infection in scrotum.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 47 years old. My height is 5.6 feet, and I weigh about 65 kg. I am suffering from ringworm for the past six months in my groin area. Due to lockdown, I could not visit any hospital for treatment. With my friend's help, I took Terbinafine 250 mg for six weeks and applied Itraconaz...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from ringworm for the last six months. You have recently developed a little red-colored thick skin appearance with a burning sensation on both sides of the scrotum. According ...  Read Full »

How can pimples and ringworm infection be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter who is 14 years old have pimples all over her face and aside from that, she also has ringworm (I think) in her body. It looks like a red patch which is scaly and it grows bigger overtime. Her back, arms, and legs are the most affected area. I would like to know how can we ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pimples are common after puberty in teenagers. But treatment should be taken for pimples as they may cause scarring and leave black spots. I would like to know wheather she has only blackhead and whiteheads or does she have painful red and yellow pimples also, as tre...  Read Full »

How to prevent the spread of ringworm?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I may have ringworm. It is located on the left side of my stomach (almost hip). I have tried putting Clotrimozol and Daktarin on it. I am afraid that it may spread to other parts of my body. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long it has been there? What are the symptoms of it? Any other area affected? Any other family members affected? Any history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, or thyroid disorder? Any known drug reaction? Looking forward to your response in order to help you.  Read Full »

How to treat eczema-like lesions on the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I just noticed that in my face near to mouth, I have something like eczema, but colorless. I checked on the net and it is like ringworm. I am very much worried. What should I do? I am currently on beta blockers. Last week when I had a blood test, my doctor advised me to take Iron suppl...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please put up some clear pictures of the affected area for proper evaluation and guidance. Thank you. Revert back with photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

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