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do doctors see a lot of patients with ringworm of the body?

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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Ringworm: "a lot" is difficult to define. Dermatologists see this frequently, while other specialists may not see it at all. If you are asking, "is ringworm common?" then i would reply yes.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How do I cure my ringworm at home? It has spread to different parts of my body.

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Clotrimazole crm: Use Clotrimazole cream twice a day for at least 2 weeks after it is gone. If it is not getting better after a week of this, check with your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can ringworm of the body be cured?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Depends: There are many species of skin fungal infestations. Typical "ring worm" (tinea corporis) can usually be eradicated. Tinea versicolor, can be treated but it usually recurs. The picture is of tinea versicolor.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see someone for ringworm of the body?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes and no: While dermatologists are the experts, and a microscopic potassium hydroxide skin scrapping examination can confirm the diagnosis, a primary care doctor can usually make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment just based on appearance
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for ringworm of the body?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Terbinafine: This is now cheap and very safe. Also consider why you have it. You may have an immune deficiency. You may have contacted an infected person or animal. Usual dose is 250 mg pill once a day for 10 days.
A 18-year-old female asked:

I have a large area of ringworm in my body and it continously spreading , how can I cure it?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
See below: Large continuously spreading rashes really aren't consistent with ringworm. See your doctor to verify your diagnosis.

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