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how do you get ringworm on your thigh

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Ringworm treatment: Ringworm (fungal infection of the skin) can be treated with topical and oral medications. In hairy areas, oral medications work better as fungus can ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanessa Neal
16 years experience Pediatrics
Ringworm : Hello Pearl1714. Ringworm is not usually a rash that worsens on treatment but can linger a couple weeks before resolving. It might just be slow to res ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Probably not : Ringworm or fungus of both hands is unusual but not impossible. Either way , appropriate medical evaluation and treatment is in order.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarah Benjamin
16 years experience Podiatry
Medication : Visit your doctor for a topical medication for treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Round with edges: Ringworms have a characteristic appearance- they are round and have scaly edges. It is not a worm but a common fungal infection usually seen in groins ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Re-evaluate: If proper treatments don't work the diagnosis may be in error. Granuloma annulare and some other skin conditions can appear similar to what some think ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Topical anti-fungal: Ringworm is actually a fungal skin infection- not a parasitic infection. Therefore, depending on the size and extent of the infection, one can first t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Antifungals and a: Mild steroid ointment should do it. See your doctor if no better after 1-2 weeks.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Med Duration?: Have you been using this medicine to its full length, how long have you been taking it?
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Quite a while: due to yeast, not worms, the yeast can be on surfaces including your skin. Gets into cracks/abrasions. Treatable.

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