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Originally posted by organism315
That is definitely NOT ringworm. Ring worm is red, itchy, and not raised. This wound looks much more like a burn that has become infected.
Misdiagnosis and treatment of ringworm with a injectional steroid can result in tinea incognito, a condition where ringworm fungus will grow without typical features like a distinctive raised border
Non-bullous impetigo: This is the common form, caused by both staph and strep bacteria. It appears as small blisters or scabs, which then form yellow or honey-colored crusts. These often start around the nose and on the face, but they also may affect the arms and legs. At times, there may be swollen glands nearby.
Bullous impetigo: This form is caused by staph bacteria that produce a toxin that causes a break between the top layer (epidermis) and the lower levels of skin forming a blister. (The medical term for blister is bulla.) Blisters can appear in various skin areas, especially the buttocks, though these blisters are fragile and often break and leave red, raw skin with a ragged edge. No prior trauma is needed for these blisters to appear.
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
reply to post by HarleyGirl
The red dots or any redness around the thing may be indication that there is an infection, as will any fluid that weeps from it. If its warm or hot to the touch, then you most likely will have an infection, and you will need to see a doctor immediately. After looking at it, it doesnt seem like ringworm at all now
Originally posted by HarleyGirl
reply to post by gimme_some_truth
OMG. Guys you would never believe what it is! A rare case of Egzyma. It only develops in a single spot at a time. And must be attended to constantly.
I tried every antibiotic known to man. But it looks the same way as that day.