Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Includes Expert Content
Can you get ringworm inside your nose..
avatar
jasycn posted:
I recently got a red scaly spot on my face, which i thought was a dry spot n thought nothin of it..well days later it turned into a ring..after i had been itching it and spreading it all over me...i think its in my nose n in ear..if it is possible to get ringworm in nose n ears..what kinf of treatment is there for it..is there any home remedies for this?
Reply
 
avatar
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the SKIN, assuming this is what you have. Not all annular lesion (round, ring-like lesions) are ringworm. Impetigo, a bacterial infection, is very common around the nose and can form round skin lesions, too.

Your first and most important step is to get professionally diagnosed. If your self-diagnosis is wrong, your self-treatment will not work either! Fungal infections are treated entiredly different, than impetigo, so before discussing home remedies, you need to be properly diagnosed.


Featuring Experts

Welcome to WebMD's Ear, Nose, and Throat Community — a site where members help each other. If you have an experience to share or would like ...More

Health Insurance in Your State

Learn about plans, benefits, and costs in your state's Marketplace.

From WebMD

Helpful Tips

i
mine feels the same way and im kinda scared that it could be throat cancer but i dont know the doctor said i dont have strep throat but it ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Focus on Flu

Find answers to your questions about seasonal flu issues and answers to your concerns about the flu season and H1N1...Read More

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.