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When nothing works

Post: #1
10-30-2011, 03:55 PM
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When nothing works


My ex has had what looks like ringworm on his abdomen for months now. I told him to get some creams, apple cider vinegar and even to go to the doctor for anti fungal cream but nothing is working. I am starting to wonder, is it really ringworm or is there possibly something else that resembles ringworm. Its right where his waistband on his pants meet his skin and I know that has got to be uncomfortable. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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Post: #2
10-30-2011, 07:53 PM
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RE: When nothing works


Hi there,

If you have signs of ringworm so long you need to go for doctor again. They can give for you oral tablets too if it is ringworm.

It also good be not ringworm. I know infections from pets also cause problem that is looking similar. The difference is they need to use other medications. Also too, ringworm can look like other problems. If it is at his waist band, he may have a sensitivity reaction in contacting a button or his belt. I just looked and the condition is called granuloma annulare. It can come and go. I hope this can be made to go away.

Good Luck,

Rose



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Post: #3
10-31-2011, 02:12 PM
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(10-30-2011 07:53 PM)Rose70 Wrote:  Hi there,

If you have signs of ringworm so long you need to go for doctor again. They can give for you oral tablets too if it is ringworm.

It also good be not ringworm. I know infections from pets also cause problem that is looking similar. The difference is they need to use other medications. Also too, ringworm can look like other problems. If it is at his waist band, he may have a sensitivity reaction in contacting a button or his belt. I just looked and the condition is called granuloma annulare. It can come and go. I hope this can be made to go away.

Good Luck,

Rose




Thanks Rose. I didn't think about it being sensitivity to his clothing. Reading your post, I thought of another possibility which would be allergy to the detergent he may be using. I have passed on the information to him. Hopefully he can get it taken care of soon because I know he is freaking out about it.



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Post: #4
12-03-2011, 07:44 AM
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Another cause could be a nerve reaction. It could be a stress response causing those particular nerves to go hay-wire. I know that sounds crazy, but I actually know of someone who was having a reaction to stress that displayed itself as an itchy, ringworm-looking spot on the person's leg. Nothing helped until a neurologist discovered that it was stress related. Basically, it was akin to am allergic reaction. I cannot remember they name of the cream that was prescribed, but I do remember that one was prescribed and the spot went away after about a week.



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Post: #5
01-03-2012, 12:58 PM
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It is best to consult your Dermatologist again because just like Rose said it might be a sensitivity to clothes just like what I am experiencing. I tried a lot of anti fungal medications but it didn't disappeared until I found out that it is not ringworm at all.



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Post: #6
03-28-2012, 01:35 AM
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When in doubt, ask. It would be best to consult a doctor to know the root cause of the concern and to determine if it is indeed a ringworm so you'll know how to combat it. Applying creams or what-not may just aggravate the issue. My post may be too late (sorry, I just noticed this post now) but I hope, he's now well and good.



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