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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?

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

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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How do I treat ringworm?

How do I treat ringworm?

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

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How can you catch ringworm?

Contagious: Ringworm can be spread from skin to skin contact with another person or with an animal like your cat or dog. It can be spread on combs, brushes, towels, clothes, sheets, etc. ...Read more

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How did my baby get ringworm?

How did my baby get ringworm?

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

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How do I tell if it is ringworm?

Ringworm: 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

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Can ringworm of the body be cured?

Can ringworm of the body be cured?

Part 2: This is a representative photo of tinea corporis ("ring worm") that is usually easily treated. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have ringworm?

How can I tell if I have ringworm?

Ringworm: Ringworm on the skin is typically manifested by a red or pinkish discoloration of the skin, often itchy in nature and the area is often elevated above skin level. ...Read more

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How easy is it to spread ringworm?

How easy is it to spread ringworm?

Rash: It is some. You have to be skin to skin contact or use contaminated brush or comb to get it. ...Read more

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How to remove persistent ringworm?

Ringworm: Ringworm is best treated with prescription medications. If you have not used one, please see your doctor. If you have and it is not gone, it needs to be rechecked to make sure it is actually a fungal infection (ringworm). ...Read more

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When should my ringworm disappear?

When should my ringworm disappear?

Slowly as treated: Topical antifungals may work relatively slowly but are generally quite effective in eradicating what are called "dermatophytes", or fungi which predominantly produce skin infection. This should clear in several weeks. ...Read more

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What should I use to treat ringworm?

If in scalp: You will need oral medicine so you must see your friendly physician for a prescription. Otherwise the cream should work. Ketoconazole is another cream readily available over the counter. Happy healing. ...Read more

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How to remove ringworm in your home?

Disenfect/ clean/ tx: You will need to wash or disinfect things like brushes, combs, towels, pillow cases, sheets, teddy bears, blankets & clothes worn while infected. Treat all infected members. If your furry pets have bald spots they may also need treatment. ...Read more

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What do you do for or put on ringworm?

OTC meds: Tinactin (tolnaftate) is an OTC that is applied twice daily. It should provide improvement within 2 weeks, if not it may not be ringworm. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look and feel like?

Annular: They are typically annular or somewhat circular in shape with a more advanced and prominent border and relatively more clear in the center. They are itchy and overtime can expand outwards. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for ringworm?

Topical antifungals: Start with Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin otc creams sold at most grocery stores and any pharmacy. Use them twice a day for at least 3 weeks. Seek medical help if this does not cure your rash. ...Read more

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What do I do if I keep getting ringworm?

Ringworm: First, confirm with a physician that what you have is actually ringworm.
there are many skin conditions which look like ringworm but are not. If you have ringworm, there are very effective creams and pills to cure the problem. ...Read more

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What are the basic symptoms of ringworm?

Scaly rash: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin also known as tinea. It grows as an annular patch with a clear center and a red scaly border. The border tends to expand outwardly without treatment. See a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. ...Read more

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How to I make this ringworm stop spreading?

Ringworm: If not responding to OTC antifungal medications - your doctor can prescribe a prescription - strength medication. (Butenafine (Mentax), Ciclopirox (Loprox), Econazole, Clotrimazole (Mycelex), Terbinafine (Lamisil) ...Read more

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Is ringworm always in the shape of a circle?

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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What is the definition or description of: ringworm?

A rash in a circle: 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 a superficial fungal infection. ...Read more

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How typical is it for ringworm to occur in 8 different places?

Uncommon: Ring worm (tinea infection) gradually grows from an area of the body and does not move around the skin surface. ...Read more

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I would like the ringworm gone asap. & I want to know if penicillina is good?

Confusing question: Penicillin has no effect on ringworm. There are ample medications available over the counter for this problem if you are correct in the label.Tinactin (tolnaftate) is one reasonable product among many. ...Read more

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Is ringworm raised?

Is ringworm raised?

Raised border: Yes. Ringworm, a fungus skin rash, can have a raised border with a clearer spot in the center of the raised ring. ...Read more

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How to treat ringworm?

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

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How to treat ringworm?

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

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How to treat ringworm?

How to treat ringworm?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Try Lamisil (terbinafine) over the counter twice a day for 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Is ringworm contagious?

Yes: Yes, so it needs to be treated with an antifungal cream. Try an over the counter product until you can see a medical professional. ...Read more

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Is ringworm ever deadly?

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

Dr. Subir Mitra
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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