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Antibiotics For Ringworm
There are non-prescription treatments for ring worm.
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Hi, i have 2 visible ringworm on my arm and 2 on my penis plus itchy anus where I suspect there's also some, plus itchy elsewhere, do I need antibiotic?
I have ringworm on my leg and was on antibiotecs and cream. My leg is better but I have noticed my nipples are itchy. Is it possible for it to spread?
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
4yr old had severe tonsillitis for 6mths,had to try diff antibiotic.now has rash resemble ring worm on chest, neck & sores behind ears & in head.ichy?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer