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    What causes ring shaped lesion on back?

Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have had this on my back for the past 4 weeks now.
I think it's a ringworm. I have need applying lotriman for ringworm. It's hasn't gotten bigger, but it also still looks they same. Any thoughts?
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would add oral antifungal in addition to topical antifungal

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have also reviewed the image.

I can see a ring shaped lesion. It does look like tinea.

I would suggest you to take an oral antifungal e.g terbinafine 250 mg tablet, once daily for 2weeks in addition to topical antifungal cream. You may also take a tablet of cetrizine 10mg once daily for symptomatic itch relief.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 18 hours later
Do you think ketoconazal will work? Or is that too risky?? I would need a prescription for the other medication.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Ketoconzole would also be fine

Detailed Answer:

You can also take ketoconazole. It is to be taken 200mg once daily for 2-4 weeks

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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