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Can coconut oi successfully treat ringworm?

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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
No: Coconut oil will not help. See a dermatologist and let them provide the right treatment regimen. Good luck from nyc.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 24 years experience
I don't know: There aren't any studies to show that coconut oil can help ringworm. You're better off getting some Lamisil (terbinafine) cream otc and applying it twice a day to clear things up.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Doubt it.: I am aware that some online sites recommend coconut oil for all manner of ailments, including infections. (you can't put it on the internet if it isn't true, right?) but there is no credible scientific evidence that i'm aware of that coconut oil will cure ringworm or any other kind of infection.

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