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Recurring ringworm

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nummular eczema: Sometimes, recurrent ringworm is actually eczema in a circular pattern. Try treating with steroids and see if it resolves, and that may guide you towa ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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50 years experience Pediatrics
See primary care Dr.: Tinea capitis (ringworm of scalp) has been treated with 6-wk course of griseofulvin. The causative fungi has developed a resistance and higher dose i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Recurrent tinea: The most common cause of recurring ringworm is not using the topical medication long enough (it should be applied at least 3 days after the lesion is ... Read More
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Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp ( ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple tinea: When the treatment of multiple or recurrrent ringworm lesions becomes difficult to treat with topical medications, oral antifungals may be indicated. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: Does the area around your mouth stay moist? Is it abraded, by using tissues, nervous irritation, other? Does your significant other have ringworm an ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Several options.: I would treat with 30 days of Fluconazole (200mg), and then twice weekly for two months!
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Two possibilities...: Either the diagnosis is wrong or the treatment is wrong. Many over-the-counter anti-fungal creams are not effective for ringworm, despite their advert ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 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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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
A fungus: The most common cause is a fungus called trichophyton tonsurans.
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