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how long does it take for diflucan to clear up ringworm

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Wrong drug: You don't usually treat ringworm with fluconazole. You typically use topical anti-fungal creams. If oral agents are necessary, there are better choice ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
10 days: The skin turns over in 10 days. If you have a common fungus you probably got it from a kitten (or a cat), or from another person. The best therapy is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Diflucan (fluconazole): A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Resistant yeast?: People do not become resistant to antibiotics. However, the germs causing infection can become resistant, and fluconazole (Diflucan) or other "azole" ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Depends: See the doctor who prescribed if not better within a week.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
66 years experience Endocrinology
Diflucan (fluconazole) : one dose for diflucan (fluconazole) is usually sufficient. If not eradicated after 2doses there is a resistant strain or wrong diagnosis. Results are ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Yeast: he needs to be evaluated completely by his primary care as 1 month is a very long time. The evaluation should include checking his immune system
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. No 'worms' are involved. Treatment is topical antifungal preparations that you can buy over the counter a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are being: Treated for a yeast infection - it would be prudent to wait until tissues are no longer, red, raw, itching, burning or tender.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience Dermatology
Ringworm: Fluconazole is a good treatment for ringworm. Wait till the rash has disappeared completely and you won't have to worry about spreading it.
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