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how long should it take for ringworm to disappear when using treatment two-three times daily?

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Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 32 years experience
Depends on rx: If you are dealing with a superficial fungal infection and are using a prescription medication, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to completely eradicate it. We do not prescribe over the counter antifungals since they are considerable less effective than prescription ones.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for ringworm to disappear when using treatment two-three times daily?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Couple of weeks: Ringworm located on the skin can take a few weeks to resolve. Tinea capitis, or ringworm on the head can take 1-2 months to resolve.

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