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Old 03-05-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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Ring Worm on Buttock

I have had problems with Ring Worm on my Buttock for over a month. It is on my left buttock, down my leg and sometimes on the front of my groin. I have used Miconaloze and Clotrimazole without much success. Any suggestions?

 
Old 03-06-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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Re: Ring Worm on Buttock

[QUOTE=bill01]I have had problems with Ring Worm on my Buttock for over a month. It is on my left buttock, down my leg and sometimes on the front of my groin. I have used Miconaloze and Clotrimazole without much success. Any suggestions?[/QUOTE]

Ringworm is a contagious fungus infection that can affect the scalp, the body (particularly the groin), the feet, and the nails. Despite its name, it has nothing to do with worms. The name comes from the characteristic red ring that can appear on an infected person's skin. Ringworm is also called Tinea.

Ringworm is spread by either direct or indirect contact. People can get Ringworm by direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or pet. People can also get Ringworm indirectly by contact with objects or surfaces that an infected person or pet has touched, such as hats, combs, brushes, bed linens, stuffed animals, telephones, gym mats, and shower stalls. In rare cases Ringworm can be spread by contact with soil.

It is possible that you are being reinfected. To prevent Ringworm, 1) make sure [B]all[/B] infected persons and pets get appropriate treatment, 2) avoid contact with infected persons and pets, 3) do not share personal items, and 4) keep common-use areas clean.

*the above courtesy of a google search for "ringworm"*

 
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Old 03-09-2004, 06:46 AM   #3
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Re: Ring Worm on Buttock

I had something similar many years ago, and was DX'ed by a Derm as psoriasis, and another Dr. for ringworm.

I have since found out it was a condition called Pityriasis rosea, and is thought to be an auto-immune process. Mine also started on my hip, (called a herald patch) then spread all over my body. I was devastated to believe it was psoriasis. I also doubted it, as it did not itch at all, and wasn't whitish and scaly.

Does yours itch?

Anyway, after several weeks it went away, never to return.

Here is a site with photos:

[url]http://health.allrefer.com/pictures-images/pityriasis-rosea-on-the-chest.html[/url]

Edited to add: I just saw a previous thread, and it is absolutley on the mark.

Last edited by DGO1223; 03-09-2004 at 06:53 AM.

 
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