the beard often appears as round or oval patches of bare, scaly skin.
Typically, the circular patches spread along their outer borders while clearing
at the center, giving a ringed appearance and the name "ringworm." But
this pattern is not always seen.
In the most severe cases, the
infected area is inflamed, reddened, crusty, tender, and swollen, with small
blisterlike bumps. Without treatment, permanent scarring and bare patches can
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics