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it's okay to use gentamicin sulfate ointment for ringworm right?

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
No: not appropriate treatment
Answered on May 29, 2018
Dr. Yolanda Wade
26 years experience Family Medicine
Incorrect treatment: Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus, not bacteria (and not really a worm at all!). Gentamicin is an antibiotic that is used for bacterial infection. It will not treat ringworm.
Answered on May 29, 2018
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