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how long does it take to fully cure ringworm

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Depends: Feet and groin fungus, weeks, if treatment is effective. Nail fungus, months, if treatment is effective.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: It could take 1-2 weeks on the skin and as long as 4-8 weeks on the scalp. In some resistant cases it may need to be retreated.

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not all the same: Scalp "ringworm" refers to tinea capitis, which is transmitted from one child to another, but is uncommon once adolescence it reached. If the diagnosi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Browning
19 years experience Pediatric Dermatology
Usually 2-4 weeks.: If it takes longer than a month then maybe it's not a fungal infection.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
1-2 weeks: If you are using the cream on a mild case of ringworm then it should go away in 1-2 weeks. If you are taking the pills for a more severe case then it ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
4 - 6 weeks: Don't cover it. Fungus thrives in warm and moist conditions, so cool and dry is best.
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Couple of weeks: Ringworm located on the skin can take a few weeks to resolve. May see it start to fade after about a week. Tinea capitis, or ringworm on the head c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Some time: Most ringworm of the skin can be treated at home with creams you can buy otc. The rash may clear up soon after beginning treatment, but it’s importan ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
1cm per month: Tinea capitis---scalp fungus-----does not usually destroy hairs. They break off. They continue to grow, so cure from the fungus allows growth without ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Usually local: Ring worm can generally be treated by local ointment available over the counter. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole ... Read More

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