A 47-year-old male asked:
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i have a question, i have a re-occurring issue with ringworm. i don't understand why it keeps coming back. does it live in my furniture?

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Dr. Mary Clifton
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Nummular eczema: Sometimes, recurrent ringworm is actually eczema in a circular pattern. Try treating with steroids and see if it resolves, and that may guide you toward a proper diagnosis. Alternatively, you may be re-infecting yourself from an infected Pat. Do a thorough inspection of your dog or cat.
Answered on Oct 21, 2016

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