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treatment for ring worm?

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Dr. John Bucek
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Various: Ringworm is caused by skin fungus. Some cases of ringworm are caused by the same fungus that cause athlete's foot. For many cases of ringworm on the arms, legs or torso, creams or ointments will get rid of the skin yeast. For widespread cases or for ringworm in the scalp tablets are used.
Dr. Ronald Primas
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
OTC antifungals: Otc antifungals like lamasil or lotramin can help.

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