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Should i cover up ringworm lesion

A male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 11 years experience
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
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
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
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmed Abuhelala
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Not contagious : You should be ok. Not contagious. Wearing gloves in active diseases may be prolong the lesions.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not contagious: Ringworm is not particularly contagious and you do not need to be concerned about spreading it to other parts of your body. Have a healthy diet, exerc... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
4 - 6 weeks: Don't cover it. Fungus thrives in warm and moist conditions, so cool and dry is best.
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Ringworm: Ringworm can be treated with anti-fungal medications. These are readily available without a doctors prescription.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
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
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Ring worm : Ringworm usually is not a dangerous rash. You should see a doctor to get some help. You can use telemedicine
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