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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
20 years experience Dermatology
Tea Tree Oil: I'm not sure about mangosteen or nutmeg powder for ringworm, but tea tree oil has been shown to help cure athlete's foot nearly as well as a prescript ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Get evaluated: Neither eczema or ringworm will affect the eyeball itself. The skin of the lids may have such a process & treatment would be similar to those of t ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. F: You may try an over the counter treatment like Lotrimin. If it does not resolve the matter in a week or so, see a dermatologist. Have a healthy diet, ... Read More
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Ring worm: Tinea corporis (ring worm) is a fungal infection, and there are several over the counter medications/creams that my help. Calamine lotion is drying a ... Read More
Dr. Marlene Wust-smith
32 years experience Pediatrics
Clotrimazole: Calamine may help ringworm (Tinea Corporis) but this skin condition is best treated by clotrimazole, sold over the counter as Lotrimin and other brand ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Should fade: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation can stay around for several months. I trust it was treated by an appropriate topical Rx.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adetokunboh Ajoku
43 years experience 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Antifungals: With topical antifungal creams or oral antifungal drugs.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Ringworm : Ringworm is usually treated with either over-the-counter or prescription antifungal creams for 7-14 days. Resistant or extensive cases warrant prescr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
43 years experience Pediatrics
See the doctor!: Rash has to be looked at and if it is ringworm your baby's doctor will prescribe anti fungal cream
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
23 years experience Pediatrics
Over the counter: Anti fungal creams such as clotrimazole are available over the counter. Apply 3 times daily until rash resolves and then continue for another 4 days. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The areas where you had ringworm will not tan the same as the rest of your skin. Use a sunscreen this season.

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