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Is my skin rash a ringworm or something else?

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Dr. Kakkar S.


Practicing since :2002

Answered : 8095 Questions

Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi there ,
I have ringworm on my head from ast 6 months .
I am having itching aslo sometime
please find attached pics for more.

Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Seborrheic dermatitis. Use a topical steroid lotion

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for asking.
I am Dr. Kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and I have reviewed the images.

You seem to have seborrheic dermatitis. I can see a scaly patch on the back of neck.. It is not ringworm.

I suggest you apply a moderately potent topical steroid e.g either Mometasone furoate 0.1 % lotion, or Clobetasol propionate 0.05 % lotion, twice daily for a few days. It is a prescription drug and I suggest you talk to your local practitioner for a prescription of the same.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 3 days later
thanks..seems some isuue while attaching the file.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Seborrheic dermatitis /scalp psoriasis

Detailed Answer:
Thanks. I have viewed the images.

I will keep a possibility of seborrheic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis.
I suggest you to use a clobetasol propionate 0.05 %and salicylic acid 3-6% lotion e.g Topisal lotion, twice daily for the patches.
In addition I suggest you to use a Coal tar and salicylic acid based shampoo e.g Protar lotion, every alternate days.
These are prescription medications and I advice you to talk to your local practitioner regarding the prescription.

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