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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
A fungus: The most common cause is a fungus called trichophyton tonsurans.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
42 years experience in Dermatology
Micro exam, culture: Most of the time a dermatologist can diagnosis ringworm on visual exam alone. However, a microscopic exam (koh) or fungal culture (dtm) can be used t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience in Family Medicine
Direct contact: Most commonly the family pet brings it in the house. Give the pet a bathe if you have an outbreak.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adetokunboh Ajoku
42 years experience in Pediatrics
Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream: If the ringworm is on your skin or your child's skin, you may get lotrimin, (clotrimazole) which is over the counter in the drugstore. If the ring wor ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Ring worm: See you physician to make sure it is ring worm and start topical therapy if it is on scalp, nails - oral medication is needed.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Ringworms: Dermatophytes (skin fungi) survive on dead layer of keratin protein on top of skin & cause infection. They rarely invade deeper layers of skin.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
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