“Ring worm (Tinea Corporis) is a common skin infection that is caused by a fungus. It gets its name from the ring-like pattern it often creates on the skin, but the rings are rarely seen on the scalp. It is highly contagious and spreads through direct contact with infected people or animals.” -Healthline
I was diagnosed with ring worm of the body one week ago. The doctor gave me Lamisil cream to apply twice daily until symptoms are gone. I have been applying it for a week now and I’m noticing improvement but it still feels like I have it because I can feel a slight burning sensation at times when I touch the affected area (my inner thigh).
The doctor said that if symptoms persist for 2 weeks after treatment that I should come back in for further testing to see if there is another underlying issue or perhaps I need a stronger prescription.
My next appointment with my doctor is in 3 days so we will see if this cream works fully by then.
Ring Worm is a fungal skin infection that affects the top layer of the skin. This can be found on many areas of the body like the scalp, nails, feet and groin. It is caused by a fungus called tinea. Although it can affect any part of the body, it most often affects the scalp, groin and feet. These areas are known as tinea corporis (body), tinea cruris (groin) and tinea pedis (feet).
Ring worm is not caused by worms but by a fungus that lives off keratin, a protein that makes up your skin, hair and nails.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms include: raised skin bumps that can be red or itchy, rashes that may blister or ooze and scales which may form a ring shape or look like patches of dry skin.
How do you get ring worm?
You can get ring worm from contact with an infected person or animal, like a dog or cat. You can also catch it from shared towels or gym equipment. Fungi love damp warm environments so anything that is moist and warm, like locker rooms and swimming pools, are good places to catch them.
Ring worm is the result of fungal infection on the skin. The spots are itchy, red and circular which spread easily from person to person. They can also be transferred from animals to humans.
Some common symptoms are:
-Red, round or oval patches on the skin that may blister and ooze.
-Bald spots if ring worm is on your scalp
-Cracking and scaling skin
-Ring worm can be cured but it takes time so be patient!
Ring worm is an infection of the skin that can be spread either by direct contact with a person or animal who has the infection, or indirectly through contact with contaminated objects.
The infection is caused by fungi. There are many different fungi that can cause ring worm, but they all have this in common: they prefer warm, moist areas of the skin. Ringworm often forms on the feet (athlete’s foot), groin (jock itch) and body (tinea corporis). Other common locations include the scalp, beard and nails.
It’s easy to confuse ringworm with other conditions that cause circular patches on the skin, including eczema, psoriasis and fungal infections of the skin. If in doubt, see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment advice.
Ringworm, or tinea corporis, is a fungal infection of the skin that causes itching and a scaly red rash. In most cases, it looks like a round, red patch on the skin.
Ringworm is fairly common and can affect almost anyone at any age. It’s more likely to occur in people who sweat heavily or wear tight-fitting clothing. Ringworm can spread via contact with infected people or pets, through infected towels and clothing, or by walking barefoot in damp public places such as locker rooms or gym showers.
Treatments are available to help you get rid of ringworm and to prevent the infection from spreading to others.
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