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How long is ringworm contagious for after a person has it?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Until treated: This superficial dermatitis is produced by a fungus which will remain present and communicable until treated and cured.

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How long is ringworm contagious for?

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Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dermatology 18 years experience
Long as rash lasts: Ringworm is a fungus infection. It is common and spreads fairly easily. It is contagious for as long as you have the rash on your skin.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Agree; good thing is this is easily treated with a topical anti-fungal cream...check with your doctor to talk it over and obtain the right prescription.
Dec 27, 2011

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