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A 40-year-old member asked:

How would doctors recommend i treat ringworm with out going to the doctor?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Have it evaluated: Make sure that is indeed what it is as it could be some other skin condition.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

How can I treat a ringworm I got from my child? Over the counter or should I also visit a doctor?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: If it is true ringworm on regular skin there are usually simple OTC anti-fungal creams/lotions that can help. Scalp ringworm requires an exam & prescribed meds.
A member asked:

What happens if you treat a rash as a ringworm? Because i'm not sure which one it is and can't afford a doctor

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Try hydrocortisone: Try Hydrocortisone 1% cream that is over the counter. This usually treats inflammatory rash that is not infectious. If you have itching try adding Diphenhydramine or loratadine.
Last updated Apr 7, 2013


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