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Scab on neck, spreading to ears on itching, skin peeling occurs around it. Treatment?

I have a scab that is constantly spreading once it s itched. And it seems that it spreads to another area, like if it was contagious. It was on my neck and now it s on my ear. it keeps spreading in a circular form creating a scab. It won t go away. It looks like an infection but I m not sure. The skin peels around on it s own and then the scab appears.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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hi..thanks for your query
From the above description , I feel that you have might developed a ringworm infection on the neck area.also known as , Tinea corporis , it is a superficial fungal infection characterized by either inflammatory or noninflammatory lesions on the skin.Topical antifungals are available OTC in most countries and you can do a 2 weeks therapy of the same.
however if you feel that it is increasing rapidly, or not responding to only the topicals applied ,you may need an oral anti fungal therapy for the same.Please visit a dermatologist for this, as the actual nature of the lesion can only be understood on observation .
hope this helps..take care!
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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