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should i cover up ringworm lesion

A male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
9 years experience Pediatrics
Treat again: I'm sorry your child and dog have ringworm! You can get re-infected with ringworm, and the new lesion will have to be treated with the same antifungal ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: As long as you have skin, you can become a host to the tinea germs that thrive eating it.It can come from animals, the soil, or other people.It is a l ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
See dermatology: Need to see dermatologist to diagnose this lesion. It may need a biopsy
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Generally safe: To affect your pregnancy/fetus a medication must enter your blood & travel to the fetus through the placenta. With rare exceptions, what you put on yo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Ringworm/pregnancy: Lamisil (terbinafine) at which is over the counter is a pregnancy category b medication. This means that animal studies show no risk or adverse fetal ... Read More
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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Generally yes: Topical otc medications for ringworm (lamisil, lotrimin (clotrimazole) etc.) are safe for use in pregnancy if used as directed on the container.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
4 - 6 weeks: Don't cover it. Fungus thrives in warm and moist conditions, so cool and dry is best.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Tinea corporis: While ringworm (tinea corporis) is contagious, I have never find it to be as contagious as it's reputation. Practic good handwashing and do not touch ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ringworm: Ringworm can be treated with anti-fungal medications. These are readily available without a doctors prescription.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
It is possible: that you have a lesion that is not well vascularized and the medication is just not reaching it well -- or like you said it may have some bacterial in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Ringworm is caused by a dermatophyte (a fungus which infects the skin). It is easily transmissible by direct contact, and, at least in my humble expe ... Read More
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: See your family doctor or a dermatologist. You may require more than creams to treat. Make sure it is actually a fungal infection.
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unusual: Your problem may not be ringworm but from something in your clothing if the only involved area is covered by your clothing. New clothing may have bee ... Read More
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