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can you get ringworm in your mouth

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: Does the area around your mouth stay moist? Is it abraded, by using tissues, nervous irritation, other? Does your significant other have ringworm an ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Ringworm of tongue: Yes Candida or thrush is a fungus as ringworm, and can affect the tongue
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You could.
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Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Not usually: Ringworm is a fungal infection the basically infects our skin and usually does not get on mucus membranes. I have not seen it on the lips.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
GET HIM RECHECKED: I will advice you to take him back to your pediatrician for recheck or take him to a dermatologist if you want second opinion.We can not advice you wh ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The ringworm lives off the surface layer of skin on the outside surface of your body. You cannot get "ringworm" on the inside.There are germs that can ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: If you have ringworm you do need treatment or it will spread. So go see doctor for diagnosis and treatment
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Fluconazole: But Lamisil (terbinafine) at twice daily may work just fine and have less effect on your breast milk.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor: Tinea Corporis aka ringworm is a fungal skin infection contracted from humans. animals, inanimate objects (ex, sport equipment). Common in hot, humid ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist: There are a variety of lesions that can occur in or around the mouth and that can affect the cheek area. Most are benign, but some may be indicative o ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Both r possible: Unusual to see this on mucous membranes, but can happen.
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