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HiI have had a ringworm infection on my inner elbow for

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Hi I have had a ringworm infection on my inner elbow for a long time. I have not been able to get rid of it despite medication. It's not too much of a nuisance so I just ignore it. Lately, however I have developed dry skin down my forearms. I'm not sure whether this is related to the ringworm or not. It doesn't itch. Could this be exzema or something else? Thanks

I've attached images of my forearms: http://imgur.com/Ublf2YE,vmUgq2c#0

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
This could be eczema.
It could be fungal.
You need to have the doctor send a sample to the lab, as the treatment is different for each, and ringworm should always respond to the correct medicine.
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