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ringworm on tongue

A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Ringworm of tongue: Yes Candida or thrush is a fungus as ringworm, and can affect the tongue
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You could.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Keuer
Specializes in Dermatology
Geographic tongue: Fortunately ringworm does not affect the tongue, but a common benign condition called "geographic tongue" is the usual cause of what you notice. Howev ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Tinea corporis (ringworm) does not live on the tongue tissue.
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Ringworm does not effect the tongue. What you are likely seeing is a patchy loss of some of the older tongue surface cells which happens from time to ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
37 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor: Tinea Corporis aka ringworm is a fungal skin infection contracted from humans. animals, inanimate objects (ex, sport equipment). Common in hot, humid ... 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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: If you have ringworm you do need treatment or it will spread. So go see doctor for diagnosis and treatment
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Fluconazole: But Lamisil (terbinafine) at twice daily may work just fine and have less effect on your breast milk.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist: There are a variety of lesions that can occur in or around the mouth and that can affect the cheek area. Most are benign, but some may be indicative o ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Both r possible: Unusual to see this on mucous membranes, but can happen.
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