A member asked:

How long is ringworm contagious on terbinafine? i used a topical cream for 2-3 days and ran on and i read that itd only be contagious for 1 or 2 days after using it. i ran out and went to the doctors a week later and was prescribed the terbinafine.

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Dr. Stanley Katz answered

Specializes in Dermatology

if this is a fungus, then your meds whether top or oral should be taken for a prolonged time pd. The risk of being contagious should diminish sig when this routine is followed. would see dermatologist to confirm dx and receive appropriate tx.

Answered Jan 12, 2020



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