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What is the best treatment for ring worm?

What is the best treatment for ring worm?

Topical antifungals: Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day until 1 week after the rash has resolved. You can use the same treatments that are used for athlete's foot. ...Read more

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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more


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Treatment for ring worm?

Treatment for ring worm?

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. ...Read more

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How can do it ring worm treatment?

Antifungals: Tinea corporis or ringworm is caused by skin fungi called dermatophytes and treated topically with antifungal creams containing clotrimazole, miconazole, or ketoconazole ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me the cause of ring worm on baby and it's possible treatment?

Fungal infection: Ringworm is caused by a fungus. I would recommend seeing a pediatrician to make sure of your diagnosis and for the best way to treat it. ...Read more

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Best cure for ring worm?

Best cure for ring worm?

Oral antifungals: If this is extensive or resitantto topical then see doc for prescription for a course of oral antifungal meds such as nizoral, lamisil, (terbinafine) sporonox or griseofulvin. ...Read more

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Can Bnt ointment be used to cure ring worm?

Bnt ointment: BNT ointment is a veterinary medication and should not be used on humans. ...Read more

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I have rash on my back, adult ring worm. I want to know how to cure it, not take meds. Causes and prevention?

I have rash on my back, adult ring worm.  I want to know how to cure it, not take meds. Causes and prevention?

Proper diagnosis: You need to have the rash properly diagnosis before any treatment or advice can be given. You need to have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a patch in the back of her hair and that i think is ring worm. Can I use any over-the-counter products to cure it?

My 1 year old has a patch in the back of her hair and that i think is ring worm. Can I use any over-the-counter products to cure it?

Seldom cures: The otc products will often cure a skin lesion with tinea (ringworm).However, since the tinea getts into the hair root when it infests the scalp, the lotion or cream you put on top of the skin is not likely to go deep enough to kill it.They will reduce shedding of the germ and spread to others, but most cases require an oral anti-fungal given over an extended period for a cure. ...Read more

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What OTC allylamines is proven best to rid a tiny ring worm appearance (location on cleavage) could be small rash? It's around a pore.

What OTC allylamines is proven best to rid a tiny ring worm appearance (location on cleavage) could be small rash? It's around a pore.

Terbinafine: An effective OTC allylamine is Terbinafine (Lamisil® cream, gel, spray). Use once daily, regularly for 7 days. Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that can occur anywhere on the body. It can cause a distinctive red, ring-shaped rash. ...Read more