A 19-year-old female asked:
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i have had ringworm for a few months now and have taken 2 months worth of oral medication; yet it still sometimes flares up. what could be going on?

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Dr. Ivy Fisher
44 years experience Pediatrics
Ringworm: If the rash is ringworm (red, marginated, circumscribed, then applying local OTC Clotrimazole 1% cr (Lotrimin) can resolve over 1-2 months, takes a longer time to clear fungal infection since slow growing. You should not need oral medication for this issue. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

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