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Posted by: | 03/08/2019

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Treatment for rinworm

Rashes with Severe itching redness an swollen from edges all over the body. What would be the treatment for this?

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Posted 07/08/2019

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Ringworm is a fungal (yeast) infection on the skin otherwise called Tinea Corporis. It has nothing to do with worms in the skin.  The fungus usually  causes a ring-like lesion that slowly heals from the centre and spreads out like a coin with a raised red peripheral edge (giving he impressions a Ring like Worm). It can mimic eczema and hives. The lesions usually scale and respond to anti fungal creams such as Clotrimazole. It is recommended that the GP takes a skin "scraping" sample of the lesion to be analysed for fungi.
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