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Ringworm Treatment at Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic in South Philly, PA

Ringworm Treatment at Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic in South Philly, PA

A skin infection is nothing anyone wants to deal with. It doesn’t matter what type of infection you have, you can expect to deal with painful and itchy skin. Waiting for your primary care physician to be available means days of feeling uncomfortable. Our board-certified physicians at our urgent care clinic are available to treat your skin ailments. They are very experienced at diagnosing and treating skin infections.

Ringworm is a very common skin infection we see at AFC Urgent Care South Philly.

A common misconception about ring worm is the name. This infection is not a worm or a parasite. Ringworm is a fungal infection. People can find this fungus on their scalp, feet, body, and groin. One of the telltale signs of ringworms is a round rash that typically has a red center.

Can ringworm be confused with anything else?

A ringworm rash is immediately noticeable and is something you may instantly recognize; however it can also be confused with other skin infections. It’s important you get the right diagnosis from a specialist so you can start receiving the correct treatment. Otherwise you may delay your recovery.

Notice some symptoms of ring worm? Our highly-experienced physicians can provide you quick and accurate diagnosis at our walk-in medical clinic. Once diagnosed, we can prescribe an immediate treatment to beat back the infection.

The most common symptoms of ringworm

Not sure if you have ringworm? These are some of the most common symptoms to look out for when trying to figure out if you have ringworm.

  • Scaly red patches of skin throughout your body
  • Itching and uncomfortable skin
  • Round patches of dry skin

While you might expect ringworm to appear on your leg or back, there are other locations where it isn’t uncommon to catch this infection. There is a chance you may see symptoms appear on your hand, face, and nails. This fungus loves warm and moist areas. This means you are likely to see it in the sweatier parts of your body.

Unfortunately, ringworm is quite contagious. You can catch it simply by touch someone who is infected. Try to avoid too much contact with others to prevent infecting them. Animals can also spread this infection, so you should also avoid contact with them. Cats have been known to spread ring worm, so be very careful around these feline friends.

Think you have ringworm or had close contact with someone who is infected? Immediately visit our friendly staff at AFC Urgent Care South Philly. We’ll be able to give you a skin test at our walk in medical clinic and diagnosis you. Regardless if you have ringworm or not, we’ll be able to give you treatment and advice regarding your skin condition.

No appointment is needed to see our board-certified physicians. We accept most major insurances and have self-pay rates available. Free your skin from itchiness and rash today with a quick visit to our doctors. We strive to get you in and out a quickly as possible without sacrificing high quality care. Don’t wait days or weeks to visit your primary care doctor and visit us today. Questions? Call us at 215-964-9250 and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have about our services.

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    Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.

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