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A 27-year-old male asked:

can our immune system fight off ringworm infection on our bodies without getting any treatment?if so, how long?1-2 months?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 trick in a few days. For the sake of your co-workers, any romantic partners, and yourself -- take care of your ringworm like a 21st century gentleman.

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Last updated Oct 5, 2016

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