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What does ringworm look like on finger?
Last Updated: 5th June, 2020
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Regarding this, can you get ringworm on your finger?
Ringworm of the Hand (Tinea Manuum) Ringworm may involve the hands, particularly the palms and the spaces between the fingers. It typically causes thickening (hyperkeratosis) of these areas, often on only one hand. Tinea manuum is a common companion of tinea pedis (ringworm of the feet).
One may also ask, how do I know its a ringworm? Recognizing ringworm symptoms
- red, itchy, or scaly patches, or raised areas of skin called plaques.
- patches that develop blisters or pustules.
- patches that may be redder on the outside edges or resemble a ring.
- patches with edges that are defined and raised.
Also question is, how do you get rid of ringworm on fingers?
- Apply a topical antifungal. Most cases of ringworm can be treated at home.
- Let it breathe. It may seem logical to keep ringworm covered with a bandage to prevent spreading the infection.
- Wash bedding daily.
- Change wet underwear and socks.
- Use an antifungal shampoo.
- Take a prescription antifungal.
What does tinea look like?
Symptoms of tinea Red scaly rash that is shaped like a ring (annular) Cracking, splitting and peeling in the toe web spaces. Blisters. Yellow or white discoloration of the nails.