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Ringworm and Discoid Lupus
Transcript of Ringworm and Discoid Lupus
- Equally affects age, race, and gender diversities Symptoms - A dry, itchy rash, normally in a circular shape Causes - Not caused by a worm
- Caused by a fungi
- Spreads by skin-to-skin contact
- Spreads through sharing objects such as towels, clothing, and sports gear
- Can be contracted from a dog or cat with the rash Other Information - Typically occurs in skin folds, or moist areas
- This disease is not life threatening Treatment - Usually can be treated with creams such as hydrocortisone topical
- If cream doesn't work, can be treated orally with antifungals
- If gone untreated, rash will blister and split and eventually become infected with bacteria. When this occurs, antibiotics will be needed
- In addition, ringworm, when untreated, can spread to other areas of the body (through contact with infected towels, clothes on uninfected areas of the body) -Occurs in women three times more than in men
- More likely in 30's Symptoms - Skin lesion is raised and circular
- Reddish rash about 5mm-10mm in diameter
- Center scaly and lighter than surrounding skin
- Hair loss (around lesion) Physical Appearance - They will look how they are described under symptoms:
- A lesion that is scaly, raised and reddish in color. Other Information - Tend to appear on the face, ears, neck, scalp, chest, back, and arms
- This disease is not life-threatening Causes - Direct cause is unknown, but it is thought to be an auto-immune disorder Treatment - A variety of skin creams:
- Sunscreen for protection
- Steroid creams to decrease inflammation
- Sometimes, steroid injections
- In severe cases, steroids taken orally are prescribed