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Can triple antibiotic ointment cure ringworm?

Can triple antibiotic ointment cure ringworm?

Not needed: There are non-prescription treatments for ring worm.
Consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment.html

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Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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Ringworm. Have had this for 8 months now. Tried everything from over-the-counter to prescription ointments and antibiotics. Still, there. How come?

Ringworm. Have had this for 8 months now. Tried everything from over-the-counter to prescription ointments and antibiotics. Still, there. How come?

Anti-fungal: Ok... Some basics. Ringworm is fungus. Oral Fluconazole is a cheap effective way to eliminate the infection. Re-infection is not uncommon. Antibiotics will not cure this... And in fact may worsen it by further due colonizing your skin of bacteria. If your primary is in doubt.... Have him send you to an infectious disease or dermatologist. A KOH prep will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My pediatrician diagnosed impetigo but now looks like ringworm after being on antibiotics for a week. What should I do?

My pediatrician diagnosed impetigo but now looks like ringworm after being on antibiotics for a week.  What should I do?

Recheck: Impetigo is a bacterial infection treated with antibiotics, while ringworm is a fungal skin infection which would not improve with antibiotics. If the eruption has not resolved with antibiotics, see your pediatrician so a skin culture for fungus can be done. Regardless, avoid putting Hydrocortisone or other topical steroid on it until the true diagnosis is known. ...Read more

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I have a not vissible but can be felt lump in my groin region, I recently had a ringworm is it related? Should I take any antibiotics? Is it dangerous?

I have a not vissible but can be felt lump in my groin region, I recently had a ringworm is it related? Should I take any antibiotics? Is it dangerous?

Could be/likely not: The lump is most likely your inguinal lymph nodes. These are part of your immune system that sift through your body serum and remove random debris. They are pea sized at rest and enlarge when working. Cleaning your serum after a ringworm, bug bites, etc.are common reasons they become noticed. They git bigger for a while and return to smaller size over a 3-4 week period. Pain, redness, would need an exam ...Read more

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I've had impetigo for 2 weeks now, & the cream and antibiotics that the doctor gave me was healing it. But now it's on my side & looks like ringworm?

It may well be: It may have been ringworm all along the impetiginized, or you may have a second eruption. You can try over-the-counter ringworm Rx and/or get seen again ...Read more

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What to do for ring worm besides antibiotics?

What to do for ring worm besides antibiotics?

Not antibiotics: Ringworm is a fungal infection, often the same one that causes athletes foot or "jock itch". As such most antibiotics not only won't help but may even make it worse. Use a good antifungal cream first if it doesn't help see your doctor. ...Read more

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How likely is it for my daughters hair to grow back after an infection from a ring worm she has been through almost 6 rounds of antibiotics and I have but triple antibiotic ointment on the infected spot nothin seems to make it go away or make the hair gro

How likely is it for my daughters hair to grow back after an infection from a ring worm she has been through almost 6 rounds of antibiotics and I have but triple antibiotic ointment on the infected spot nothin seems to make it go away or make the hair gro

Very : Very likely! If you have seen your doctor and have gotten rid of the fungal infection, you should see hair growth begin. Keep in mind, the hair has to start from the root, so it can take several weeks after the infection is gone to begin to see small sprouting hairs. Just give it a little time. ...Read more

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How to cure ringworm?

Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp. ...Read more

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What's test 4 ringworm?

Micro exam, culture: Most of the time a dermatologist can diagnosis ringworm on visual exam alone. However, a microscopic exam (koh) or fungal culture (dtm) can be used to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to remove ringworm?

Direct contact: Most commonly the family pet brings it in the house. Give the pet a bathe if you have an outbreak. ...Read more

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What to do for ringworm?

Ring worm: See you physician to make sure it is ring worm and start topical therapy
if it is on scalp, nails — oral medication is needed. ...Read more

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What exactly is a ringworm?

Ringworms: Dermatophytes (skin fungi) survive on dead layer of keratin protein on top of skin & cause infection. They rarely invade deeper layers of skin. ...Read more

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Why is ringworm so stubborn?

Please clarify: Was the diagnosis made by a physician? Were you treated and how? How long was the treatment? Please provide as much detail as you can. ...Read more

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How did I contract ringworm?

Moisture: Warm and moist areas of the body can predispose someone for contracting a fungus. Cleansing the skin and drying the area well can prevent infection. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more