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A 31-year-old female asked:

How do i stop ringworm from spreading? i think i got it from my cat and no matter how much i try and how much i do, it's spreading. it started under my arm now it's on my arm, face, hands.... it's awful. using an anti-fungal cream as well.

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
? Fungal infection ?: Maybe you have a fungal infection and maybe you don't. Ringworm looks like a circular rash which spreads radially and looks like a spreading circle like a ring formed when a stone is throne is throne into water. The ring is raised at the edge and flaky and is smooth in the middle. Certain drugs will kill it and others don't. You may have either the wrong diagnosis or the wrong med. see a doc.
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Fugal o r bacteria: Odd to spread so fast and far. Could it be bacteria? Might need antibiotis. If it's ringworm might have to add an oral dose to topical cream for 2-3 weeks to knock it. Get a doctor to confirm diagnosis and pick best meds. I use both topical and pill in aggressive or advanced cases. If you can send clt. ose-up focused shot. Should help. Good luck.
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