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Ringworm healing stages

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central cleari... Read More
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 27 years experience
Ringworm going away: When ringworm is treated, it usually becomes less scaly and less red over several weeks. If may take 4 or more weeks to completely resolve.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 34 years experience
Yes: While the infection heals, the area in question will begin to dry up and the redness will subside. It is not uncommon for skin to flake and peel as it... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Virtually none: Ringworm is a superficial fungal infection and usually does not leave any marks on healing. The expanding ring shaped lesion should disappear. For goo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Terbinafine: This is now cheap and very safe. Also consider why you have it. You may have an immune deficiency. You may have contacted an infected person or animal... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Topical Antifungal: Topical antifungal medication your safest choice.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Itching = Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body bringing healing factors to th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
Dermatology 19 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the location and the medication used.
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Antifungal: Ketoconazole comes to mind, but depends on what is available in your country. Check with your pharmacy or Doctor in your country. In the US pharmacies... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Topicals include:: Topical medications for ring worm include: lamisil, (terbinafine) mycelex, loprox, mentas & econazole.

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