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can bnt ointment be used to cure ring worm?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Bnt ointment: BNT ointment is a veterinary medication and should not be used on humans.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Ringworms?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Not worms but fungus: Ringworm of the skin is an infection caused by a fungus. This can occur on the scalp, and other parts of the body including the groin (jock itch), and feet (athlete's foot).
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A 49-year-old member asked:

How does a person get ring worm ?

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Contact: Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a fungal infection of the superficial layers of the skin. One comes in contact with the fungus, it breaks the barrier of the skin and then begins to grow and spread. Similar infections are athlete's foot, tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) and other fungal infections. Can be treated usually with otc terbinefine for at least two weeks but may require more or oral.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

What should you do for ring worm?

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Terbinafine cream: Should work, if that's what you've got.
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A 26-year-old member asked:

What can I get for a ring worm?

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Dr. William Dailey
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Lamisil (terbinafine): Lamisil (terbinafine) is commonly used for ringworm.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the medicine for ring worm?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Anti-fungal creams: Ringworm is not caused by a worm but is caused by a fungal infection. Anti-fungal creams, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) at, are very effective against the fungus that causes ringworm.
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
As a non toxic home remedy also may try soaking the foot in apple cider vinegar (50% diluted in water) twice daily for 2 weeks. This has been very effective in my patients.
Jan 27, 2012
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Agree, also using sunlight and air as well as washing footwear or clothing in color safe bleach will help.
Jan 27, 2012

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