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A 36-year-old member asked:

My daughter and husband both have ringworm and it won't go away why is that?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Ring worm: Lamisil (terbinafine) cream should be used for 4 weeks. Is over the counter. Maybe lesion needs scraping and look at it in the microscope. If no improvement consider different diagnosis or dermatology visit.
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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: You may need stronger treatment (oral medicine) or it may not be ringworm.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

How does the ringworm looks when it's going away?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Redness fading: As ringworm gets better the scaling and the redness will start to fade. After the area has healed you may have an area of skin that is lighter in color then your normal skin. This is called post inflammatory hypopigmentation and will disappear with time.
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