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incurable ringworm

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
No: Ringworm is an infection caused by fungus or yeast. It can be treated with a topical antifungal. In some resistant cases not responding to topicals it ... Read More
Dr. Steven Hubert
28 years experience Dermatology
No: There are several excellent and safe fungus treatments that should cure this condition.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Ringworm treatment: There are definitely treatments for ringworm (fungus). In people with diabetes, there is increased blood sugar which makes fungus grow faster. Topic ... Read More
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
I would : Get a second opinion regarding the rash.There are treatment options available for ringworms and they are treatable! need more specifics / details and ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: You may benefit by having her evaluated by a dermatologist.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
9 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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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
22 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on location: For ringworm on the skin, a topical antifungal can be used. Over the counter Clotrimazole would work. If the ringworm is on the scalp or in a hairli ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
43 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
46 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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
30 years experience Pediatrics
Ring worm: See you physician to make sure it is ring worm and start topical therapy if it is on scalp, nails - oral medication is needed.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Ringworms: Dermatophytes (skin fungi) survive on dead layer of keratin protein on top of skin & cause infection. They rarely invade deeper layers of skin.
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Do submit a question: You have no question submitted here, but just a statement. A question is something you are wondering about and would like an answer to. Submit a quest ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Antifungals: With topical antifungal creams or oral antifungal drugs.
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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Please clarify: Was the diagnosis made by a physician? Were you treated and how? How long was the treatment? Please provide as much detail as you can.

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