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how can you know when ringworm is gone

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Rash resolves: There is no scaling or redness and the itching should be gone.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Rash is gone: Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day until 1 week after the rash has resolv ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Penicillin has no effect on ringworm. There are ample medications available over the counter for this problem if you are correct in the label.Tinactin ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt it: From the story it sounds like your body had a reaction to one of the chemicals left in the garment at production. Once it is washed out pt is likely y ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Ringworm: Ringworm is the common or lay term for a common superficial infection of the skin caused by a fungus (actually several types of fungus). It's name com ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Antifungal Meds: Without a prescription, i would recommend lamisil, (terbinafine) however, it can still take a week or more of treatment. If that does not work, or it ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
A fungus: The most common cause is a fungus called trichophyton tonsurans.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
42 years experience Dermatology
Micro exam, culture: Most of the time a dermatologist can diagnosis ringworm on visual exam alone. However, a microscopic exam (koh) or fungal culture (dtm) can be used t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Direct contact: Most commonly the family pet brings it in the house. Give the pet a bathe if you have an outbreak.

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