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can you go to work with ringworm

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: If you were a mud wrestler & it was on a contact surface you might pass it during a match. However, this has minimal capacity to spread. Put some ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: You need to see doctor right away. Best to do this before you go to work
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
See dermatologist: See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Claims to....: The active ingredient in Blue Star is Camphor 1.24% - claims are made it treats a variety of things. However, it does not contain any FDA approved ant ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: This is a fungus spread by contact. If lesions are on a covered area no one will even know you have it. And you are not going to spread it except by ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends where and how bad. Usually not allowed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes-: Ringworm is a fungal infection, not a parasitic infection. Unless one shares intimate apparel like underwear (hopefully not), then it's ok to go to sc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Cabrera
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No: If you are paying the lawyer you also need to pay the doctor. Ask the lawyer if he would work for free. The doctor needs to pay malpractice, and all t ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It is non contagious although you may need note for gym class.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Hives: If you do indeed have hives then cortisone-10 may relieve itching. You should see your doctor as to determine why you are getting hives.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
NystatinClotrimazole: You can buy Nystatin oral suspension- 1 teaspoon swish and swallow 4 times a day or Clotrimazole trouches dissolve 1 in mouth 4 times a day over the c ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Detox: Need psychosocial support/biofeedback/ supportive meds to prevent withdrawal/ likely benefits to see a physician.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Yeast Treatments: Nope. You can just go to the store shelve and pick out the brand you want and buy it at the cashiers. No need for a pharmacist or a doctor to be invol ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis can be treated w one or multiple oral doses of metronidazole or tinidazole. These are antibiotics which your doctor can order. Metroni ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Most do: This is of course a terrific way to spread a cold. However, colds are so common especially in mid winter that this might partially empty many schools ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Yeast Infection: First, almost all medications to treat a yeast infection are readily available without a prescription. So, home remedies would include anti-fungal med ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
16 years experience Family Medicine
Records appointment: Hello EMendoza, that's a great question. It can really vary a lot because it depends on how big your medical record is and how busy your doctor is. If ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
They will admit you: If you are seriously ill the emergency medicine physician will admit you... Even if its only likely that you are ill, you will be admitted. If they s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Protective Mechanism: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under skin lay ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Pregnancy: I think a clinic visit would be more expensive than buying a pregnancy kit, the pregnancy kits are very cheap and accurate, also Planned Parenthood cl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Its usually very contagious and would be irresponsible to spread to others.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There is no reason to alter a normal schedule for an ear infection.If the discomfort is such that the student could not focus on the material being s ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Supplements: Certain supplements have been shown to have a modest positive effect on fertility. They have been mainly studied in the context of ivf treatment. In m ... Read More
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