A member asked:

I've been struggling with the same thing for years. i was told i have ring worms but no one can treat them including the dermatologist.help please

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Talk to your Dr.: Ringworm is actually not a worm, but a fungus. It infects the skin and causes circular lesions. Treatment is more difficult if the ringworm (tinea) is in the scalp. Typically, oral griseofulvin for 4-6 weeks is prescribed by a dr. The treatment can take up to 2 cycles to completely cure the lesions. Unfortunately even after treatment, you can be reinfected from others/animals. Talk to your Dr.

Answered 8/22/2020



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