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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 common skin infection we see at AFC Urgent Care South Philly.
A common misconception about ringworms 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.
A ringworm rash is immediately noticeable and is something you may instantly recognize; however, it can also be confused with other skin infections. You must get the correct diagnosis from a specialist to start receiving the proper treatment. Otherwise, you may delay your recovery.
Notice some symptoms of ringworm? Our highly-experienced physicians can provide quick and accurate diagnoses at our walk-in medical clinic. Once diagnosed, we can prescribe an immediate treatment to beat back the infection.
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 a ringworm.
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 touching someone infected. Try to avoid too much contact with others to prevent infecting them. Animals can also spread this infection, so you should avoid contact with them. Cats are known to spread ringworm, so be careful around these feline friends.
Do you have ringworm, or have you had close contact with someone 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 diagnose you. Whether you have ringworm or not, we’ll be able to provide you with 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 as quickly as possible without sacrificing high-quality care. Don’t wait days or weeks to visit your primary care doctor; visit us today. Questions? Call us at 215-977-4820, and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have about our services.
Observation by a trained provider or a skin test may be needed to identify ringworm.
Despite its name, ringworm is a fungal infection and can be contagious. Anti-fungal creams or medications are needed to treat it. Antibiotics are not effective.