This question was answered on Fri 25, Jul 2014 03:44am by Dr.Kokil Mathur

Second opinion for Ringworm diagnosis.

    
Asked by Unregistered (Male; 30; Pityriasis Rosea and random dry patches on body throughout the year. ; Relevant drugs:Nystatin. ) on Fri 25, Jul 2014 12:12am
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I have 7-8 to itchy, dark, bubbly, and somewhat circular spots on my arms, neck, and torso. They have all started as small pimple looking spots that grow. I was diagnosed with ringworm but I would like to get a second opinion.

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Answer by Dr.Kokil Mathur  on Fri 25, Jul 2014 03:44am:

Hi! It is very difficult to diagnose a skin lesion without examining it. Multiple circular itchy lesions could be due to ring worm or Tinea infection which is a fungal infection. Other possibilities are contact dermatitis, scabies, and allergic eczema. Scabies usually also affects the webs between toes and fingers, but yes, it can also present without that. So, yes, it is possible that the lesion in picture is a fungal infection. Since you have been diagnosed with ring worm infection, antifungals can be applied (Clotrimazole 1%, Miconazole nitrate 2%, Tolnaftate 1% and Butenafine hydrochloride 1%). Many OTC products containing these salts are available, your pharmacist can help. Try a combination of two and apply until the infection you see disappears. If this does not provide relief, then you may need to either take an oral antifungal with it, or you may need to consult a skin specialist to rule out the other possibilities. Please feel free to ask anything else you may want to know. Take care!

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