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what systems are affected by ringworm and how

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: It's not uncommon to see this. Both need to be treated when this happens.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Sure: You can have a simultaneous bacterial and fungal infection on skin.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ringworm: Ringworm is a fungal infection the affects the upper layer of skin. It is not caused by a worm. It presents as a red circle with normal skin in the ce ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Ringworm: Because of your child' scratching, he is spreading the ringworm. At this point, he might benefit by a visit to a dermatologist,who can give him medica ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hien Tran
Dr. Hien Tran answered
15 years experience Pediatrics
Try Lotrimin (clotrimazole) : Covering it up sometimes helps with the scratching. Also I would recommend trimming and filing his nails and treat the ringworm so that it doesn't it ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It has no effect on your immune system.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Myth: Ringworm is a lay term for fungus that can implant on your skin surface from casual contact with dirt/animals or other humans. It lives off the older ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: Ringworm is one issue that has little to do with the immune system & more to do with exposures. It affects the skin surface & does not routine ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Ringworm may or may not remit in weeks or months. In the meantime, treatment is utterly banal -- almost any cheap, safe topical fungicide will do the ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
I : I would recommend that you bathe daily and wash your clothes that are exposed and wear fresh clothing daily. I hope that helps!
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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Follow OTC directions on box or a doctors prescriptions for best outcome. You can always do your own thing with OTC pharmacy meds. They are safe to us ... Read More

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