Q. What are the treatment methods available for ringworm infection?

Answered by
Dr. Rabia
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 02, 2019

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.

Dr. Rabia



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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 be made on skin biopsy. You also have folliculitis over beard area with secondary infection over it. I will suggest you consult your nearby health facility.

Investigations to be done:

Skin biopsy.

Differential diagnosis:

Lupus erythematosus, Tinea incognito, atrophic lichen planus, folliculitis.

Treatment plan:

Take oral antibiotics for folliculitis, tablet Co-Amoxiclav 1 gm BD for one week, apply Fusidic acid ointment BD over the lesions.

Preventive measures:

Maintain hygiene of body, wash with soap and water, avoid using Dettol and other irritants.

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