Ringworm Infection also known as dermatophytosis is a fungal skin of the skin. The characteristic sign of this disorder is the formation of red patches on the affected area of the skin such as on the scalp or feet. These patches could be itchy or develop blisters.
HOW IS RINGWORM INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of ringworm is usually made by clinical exam. To confirm the diagnosis of ringworm, a doctor may scrape the lesion's active border with a scalpel blade. After placing the scrapings onto a glass slide, the doctor will check the sample under a microscope. This may be done only if the diagnosis is not obvious to the treating physician.
HOW IS RINGWORM INFECTION TREATED?
Treatment for this problem usually includes a series of anti-fungal ointments and creams that are easily available. Some of these include terbinafine, clotrimazole, econazole, ketoconazole and miconazole. Besides this, there are some anti-fungal tablets available for combating the issue to.
DID YOU KNOW?
When ringworm affects the feet it's known as athlete's foot, and the rash, which is usually between a person's toes, appears patchy. In fact, the rashes a person gets with athlete's foot and jock itch may not look like rings at all — they may be red, scaly patches.