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accutane and RINGWORM

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okay this is totally a gross question...but i am on accutane, and i developed ring word in two spots on my arm last week (btw, ringworm is a fungus, not an actual worm). at the time, i assumed i had picked it up from one of the kids that i work with (i am an elementary special ed teacher) but now i am wondering if it has anything to do with accutane... does accutane ever cause fungus to develop like ringworm or athelete's foot??

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i had a similar lesion on my arm too sometime in the middle of my first course. it really looked like ringworm to me (it was dry, cracked, red and very itchy, and the diameter was increasing) but my dermatologist thought it was eczema. anyways, she never prescribed me with an antifungal. she gave me sarna ultra instead but it just didnt work. my aunt gave me a creme that she bought from china and this healed the lesion & itchiness in just 1-2 days.

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