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Rash on 4year old

(10 Posts)
Catsarefluffy Thu 16-Mar-17 19:26:05

Hi i Struggle to write so bear with me.
My dd has had a ringworm type rash for 2 weeks now she has had anti fungal cream with no improvement so I went went back to the pharmacy on Tues and she got a new cream . The pharmacy wasn't sure if it was ringworm . Since then it's getting worce and it's painful to touch or even water on it any advice would be lovely

shewolfmum Thu 16-Mar-17 22:57:17

Can't really see it in pic...could it be eczema?

Wolfiefan Thu 16-Mar-17 22:59:15

Really doesn't look much like ringworm from what I can see. No clear ring.
Eczema? Contact dermatitis? Irritation around some sort of bite?

Catsarefluffy Thu 16-Mar-17 23:54:14

Thanks it was a ring a few days ago but the picture is bad quality and you can still see it a bit

IwillrunIwillfly Fri 17-Mar-17 16:04:19

Is it just on the back of her neck? Any chance she could have nits? I know someone who had a sore red itchy rash there amd it turned out she had a small number of nits but was allergic to them/their urine. Unlikely i know but thought i'd mention!

Sunshineandlaughter Sat 18-Mar-17 23:02:27

There's a viral illness that looks like ringworm I can't remember the name of it but google ringworm differential diagnosis and it should come up

foreverlost Sat 18-Mar-17 23:11:13

I had ringworm before, it wasn't painful but it took ages to go away. I used antifungal creams for a few weeks. It started red but had changed to brown within a few days then took about a month to disappear.

It doesn't sound like ringworm if it hasn't changed colour and is painful (from my experience anyway). Changing to brown is supposed to be a sign it's clearing up.

Porpoiselife Sat 18-Mar-17 23:17:40

Sounds like it could be nits. That can cause a nasty rash on the neck and shoulders

Catsarefluffy Mon 20-Mar-17 23:47:29

Thanks it's now turned into pretty clear ringworm

Catsarefluffy Mon 20-Mar-17 23:48:09

Also checked for nits. All clear

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