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Dr. Milena Lombardi
25 years experience Family Medicine
Ringworm: You should see a doctor to be sure it is ringworm. Lots of different skin diseases can mimic ringworm. You can technically try using an antifungal sha ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Swelling pain: The infection spreads along scalp and down hairs to cause swelling pain amd discharge. It can become secondarily infected with bacteria. It requires a ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Most are quiet: Most cases i see are for painless hair loss and/or irregularity in the skin of the scalp.Rarely there is a boggy painful swelling. Some have tried otc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
43 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Some issues with hygiene may occur but over all exposure and transference of the infection . No one is really more or less prone opportunity is a ky.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Fungal infection: Ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect the skin, including the scalp. Its presenting symptom would be the ring-like lesion with loss of hair ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: Ringworm of the skin is fungal infection.Fungi that cause ringworm live and spread on the top layer of skin and on hair. They grow best in warm, moi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Grisofulvin: I usually use an antifungal shampoo and an oral anti-fungal called grisofulvin. I would usually do a skin puch biopsy first to identify and confirm t ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Although not common...It certainly is not rare and can usually be identified quickly and easily.
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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: There are many otc anti-fungals and anti-fungal shampoo. Ask your pharmacist for a recommendation. If no positive response within a reasonable amoun ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Stubborn...: Unfortunately, the skin of the scalp is particularly stubborn and most of the time requires oral medication for weeks to months to clear up tinea. It ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: It takes from 4-8 weeks for the meds to rid her of the germs and normal hair growth to return.If it is past that time frame,see whomwever you wish.If ... Read More

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