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Can Ringworm Live On Furniture
I have a question, I have a re-occurring issue with ringworm. I don't understand why it keeps coming back. Does it live in my furniture?
Nummular eczema: Sometimes, recurrent ringworm is actually eczema in a circular pattern. Try treating with steroids and see if it resolves, and that may guide you toward a proper diagnosis. Alternatively, you may be re-infecting yourself from an infected Pat. Do a thorough inspection of your dog or cat. ...Read more
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
Anti fungals..: Anti fungal creams like clotrimazole can help with this. You can find them over the counter. If despite this treatment you still have symptoms consult your PCP or Dermatology for a accurate evaluation. There are other skin conditions that resemble ringworm and might need other type of treatment. ...Read more
Direct contact: Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus. The typical skin lesion of ringworm is round and scaly, and it is itchy. Your baby can get ringworm if he or she touches the lesion in someone who has ringworm, or if they touch a toy or an object or an animal that has the fungus. ...Read more
Symptoms of ringworm include:
itchy, red, raised, scaly patches that may blister and ooze.
The patches tend to have sharply-defined edges.
Red patches are often redder around the outside with normal skin tone in the center. This may look like a ring.
If ringworm affects your hair, you will have bald patches.
If ringworm affects your nails, they will become discolored, thick, and even crumble. ...Read more
Ringworm or Tinea:
Examine the overall shape of the ringworm lesions. They have a round, ring-like shape and appear reddish or pinkish in color. You may find separate lesions or lesions close together that form a lobed pattern.
Look at the borders of a ringworm lesion. Affected areas have well-defined, red or pink borders. These borders can consist of bumps, blisters or scales. The borders make up a ring shape. ...Read more
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A couple of ways: If the ring worm is small and not on the scalp, topical terbenafine for 2 weeks or longer may be all that is needed. If the lesion is on the face or scalp and does ot respond to topical, then oral medications are indicated. One must treat these long enought to rid the skin of the fungus. Deep infections require oral and even IV therapy. If in doubt, get see by pcp or derm. ...Read more
Full exam: Studies show topical antifungal medications work very well applied twice a day to ringworm. However, you require a full history and physical exam to rule out conditions which may be associated with you developing such an infection and to confirm the diagnosis. Stay calm and see a doctor. ...Read more
No: Ringworm will not grow at body temperature, which is good. Reptiles (cold-blooded) have been known to die of these fungi. If you were this severely immunocompromised, some other infecton would have carried you off first. By contrast, the acne bacterium occasionally causes deep tissue infections, especially after heart surgery. ...Read more
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