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medical name for ringworm

A 22-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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. K: If the OTC medication does not resolve the lesion in a week or so, you should see a doctor as the lesion may not be ring worm.

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A 32-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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ringworm topicals.: I agree that you needs an accurate diagnosis. Topical medications for ringworm include: lamisil, (terbinafine) mycelex, loprox, mentas & econazole.
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A 39-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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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Dermatophytes: Dermatophytes are molds that can invade the superficial layers of the skin and cause infection. There are 3 genera of pathologic dermatophyte fungi: ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Fungus: Usually transmitted from a person or an animal. Most common source is a kitten.
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A 55-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 47-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 30-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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adetokunboh Ajoku
42 years experience Pediatrics
Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream: If the ringworm is on your skin or your child's skin, you may get lotrimin, (clotrimazole) which is over the counter in the drugstore. If the ring wor ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 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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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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