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 had skin problems in the inner parts for the past 30 days that did not improve with dusting powder. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have skin problems in the inner parts for the past 30 days, so I need to get out of this. I tried using dusting powder, and no use in it  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The condition is known as tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial skin infection. It can affect the groin, buttocks, skin area, and nails. I suggest the following medicines for two weeks, then follow up. Capsule Syntra...  Read Full »

I have itching which does not respond to topical antifungal and steroid creams. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have itching, and I am applying Econazole Nitrate 1% + Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.1 topically, but it is not very effective.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The condition is known as tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial skin infection. It can affect the groin, buttocks, or any skin area along with the nails. I would suggest you to use the following medicines for two week...  Read Full »

I have been taking the capsule Itraconazole 200 mg for eight days for a fungal infection. Should I continue it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking the capsule Itraconazole 200 mg twice a day for eight days. I have coped with a fungal infection but I still feel a little is left. How long should I continue it?  Read Full »


Dr. Shreya D

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.May I ask you what kind of fungal infection are you talking about and which area of the body is involved?The capsule Itraconazole needs to be taken for a minimum of 15 days in most of the cases, or for a longer duration in a few.Are you applying the cream as well?I would be...  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 icliniq.com.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 the...  Read Full »

I got a stomach bug and became unwell. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to a tropical country and became unwell with a stomach bug and have been sick ever since. I need some help. I have taken a lot of medications and have had improvement on the Albendazole tablet, but as soon as I stopped it, everything got worse again. I took 400 mg twice a day fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the images you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, looks like tapeworm. I suggest you tablet Albendazole for one month. Also, get stool routine and microscopic examination....  Read Full »

What is the shiny and white bump on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a shiny and white color bump on my penis. I had used Clotrimazole cream. But it is not getting better, and now it is itching. What can I do? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please answer the following questions to help you better, 1) Are you diabetic? 2) Do you have the same bump elsewhere in your body? 3) Is it itching? 4) Do you have pain or a burning sensation? Thank you.   Read Full »

I have several itchy lesions on my body, and I sweat a lot. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have several itchy lesions on my body, both buttocks, on the right cheek, under the beard, and between eyebrows, which started two months ago. I stay in a humid place and sweat a lot. I tried to use miconazole cream on lesions, but it has not stopped the spread. A few months back, I had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. Yes, the condition is known as tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial skin infection. It can affect the groin, buttocks, or any skin area, along with nails. The face and forehead look more like seborrheic dermatitis caus...  Read Full »

Does ringworm infection penetrate deeper than the skin surface?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently adopted two kittens that were later found to have been exposed to ringworm. They are being treated by the shelter and will return to me once they have been cleared. My family owned ringworm cats growing up, and all caught the infection. Our veterinarian insisted the cats ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had a history of ringworm infection due to your domestic kittens. You want to know the possibility of penetration of ringworm infection to deeper layers of the skin tissue. Ringworm is an infection o...  Read Full »

How to cure the itching and color change in my buttocks for the past four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin problem on my buttocks since 4 years. Due to this severe itching sensation was there and also my skin on the buttocks became black. Please help me to get rid of this disease and get back my original color of skin. Kindly suggest me some medicine. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details (attachments removed to protect patient identity) provided by you. You seem to have a fungal infection of skin called tinea cruris. It is commonly called as ringworm. Due to inappropriate treatment it might have spread extensively. ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for ringworm infection in the waist area?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ringworm infection in the waist area for the last 15 days. I have applied two or three creams, but the condition is controlled little only during the cream application. I had the same problem 15 years ago, but that had gone when I applied a lotion and took a tablet that the doctor...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and need to know the answers to the following questions to suggest a proper treatment. 1) Are you diabetic? 2) Did you scratch or rub the lesion excessively? 3) Do the margins of the lesion look like they are spreading? 4) Do you ha...  Read Full »

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