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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Topical antifungals: are readily available over the counter are usually effective at clearing up superficial fungal infections. Symptoms which do not improve or worsen af ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Treat the ringworm: As long as you are applying antifungal medications to the lesions of your hands, washing and thoroughly drying the areas touched, you are at minimal r ... Read More
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Would not do it.: Ringworm on the hand is called tinea manum. It should be treated aggressively to prevent spread to other parts of the body. I would refrain from gen ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Sure: I trust you have some reliable medication for the ringworm.
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Ringworm: If properly diagnosed and treated, ringworm of the hand should be completely resolved by 5 weeks. At worse there might be some residual faint pink tin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Shouldn't be : These not a reason to delay/reschedule/cancel a surgery. They have little chance of spreading to others when properly covered.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Immaterial: It will make little or no difference, since the alcohol evaporates rapidly and will not do any damage to the antifungal action of your medicated ointm ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wilhelmi
12 years experience Anesthesiology
Itching: Eczema is common caused by contact allergens (gloves, wetness, fur) and causes inflammation which is itchy. The areas you are referring to might have ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not certain timefram: I am not certain what your time frame is. It sounds like a type of urticaria. Uncertain how often they come and go, how big are they? do they itch ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is posible: The only way to find out to check it and receive treatment.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
See a dermatologist: There is a condition called granuloma annulare which will almost mimic ring worm. There are few more similar conditions which can mimic ring worm.Seei ... Read More

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