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Is rubing alcohol or nonsente hand sanetiser on my ringworm before putting my medicated medicine good or bad?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Immaterial: It will make little or no difference, since the alcohol evaporates rapidly and will not do any damage to the antifungal action of your medicated ointment, and eliminating a few bacteria with the alcohol will neither improve or deteriorate the dermatophytic fungus causing your ringworm.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Irrelevant: Alcohol sanitizer will not affect anti-fungal treatment. If the anti-fungal treatment does not resolve the matter in a week or so, it would be prudent to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Last updated Jan 28, 2019

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