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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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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 cure my ringworm at home? It has spread to different parts of my body.

How do I cure my ringworm at home? It has spread to different parts of my body.

Terbinafine: If you are certain that you have "ring worm", these are fungal infections that are primarily due to dermatophytes called t. Rubrum. I find that otc terbinafine cream has better coverage for t. Rubrum than clotrimazole, which is best against yeast. ...Read more

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I have a large area of ringworm in my body and it continously spreading , how can I cure it?

I have a large area of ringworm in my body and it continously spreading , how can I cure it?

See below: Large continuously spreading rashes really aren't consistent with ringworm. See your doctor to verify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have serious itching problems all over my body.When i did my blood test, the results were trichophyton. What is the best way to cure this?

I have serious itching problems all over my body.When i did my blood test, the results were trichophyton. What is the best way to cure this?

Trichophyton: The best medication is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) for two to four weeks where there are large areas of fungus. See your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ringworm of the body?

Terbinafine: This is now cheap and very safe. Also consider why you have it. You may have an immune deficiency. You may have contacted an infected person or animal. Usual dose is 250 mg pill once a day for 10 days. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ringworm of the body?

Ringworm: "a lot" is difficult to define. Dermatologists see this frequently, while other specialists may not see it at all. If you are asking, "is ringworm common?" then i would reply yes. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see someone for ringworm of the body?

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see someone for ringworm of the body?

Yes and no: While dermatologists are the experts, and a microscopic potassium hydroxide skin scrapping examination can confirm the diagnosis, a primary care doctor can usually make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment just based on appearance ...Read more

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If I have ringworm of the body. If I cover it, is it a bad idea to have sex?

If I have ringworm of the body. If I cover it, is it a bad idea to have sex?

Yes: Ringworm is caused by a dermatophyte (a fungus which infects the skin). It is easily transmissible by direct contact, and, at least in my humble experience, it is not possible to have sex without exposing areas of the skin, you will be likely to be infecting your partner. Wait until it has cleared up. ...Read more

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Will the antifungal cream for athletes foot work on ringworm of the body ?

Will the antifungal cream for athletes foot work on ringworm of the body  ?

Likely: The fungus that causes athletes foot is often the same found in the body, groin and scalp. Follow the directions as indicated on the label for the prescribed time period. If it does not work, or your symptoms worsen seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What cures ringworm?

Antifungal Meds: Without a prescription, i would recommend lamisil, (terbinafine) however, it can still take a week or more of treatment. If that does not work, or it is widespread, you may need prescription medication. Of course, you should be sure that you are treating ringworm and not some other rash or infection. Proper treatment requires a proper diadnosis. ...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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How long does it take to fully cure ringworm?

Depends: Feet and groin fungus, weeks, if treatment is effective. Nail fungus, months, if treatment is effective. ...Read more

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How do I stop ringworm from spreading on my body while i'm treating some.

Tea tree oil: Use tea tree oil soap. Do not share towels. Wash hands. Put ointment or whatever you are using to treat existing spots on any new ones that appear. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to cure a ringworm fast and stop the spreading from it?

What are some home remedies to cure a ringworm fast and stop the spreading from it?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Is over the counter in the usa. Be sure to put it 1 inch around the area and continue 5 days after the rash is gone. Also be sure if you use a towel put it directly info the wash so it won't spread to others. ...Read more

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Good morning. I would like to know what causes the ringworm to spread all over the body ?

Good morning. I would like to know what causes the ringworm to spread all over the body
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Ringworm spreading: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. New lesions can develop when the original patch is scratched or rubbed; the fungus carries to new skin from the fingernails or towel (for example). Rarely, problems with the immune system can cause widespread infection. ...Read more

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Will limes cure ringworm?

Will limes cure ringworm?

Home remedy: One home remedy for treating ringworm is to rub the affected area of skin with a slice of lime dipped in salt (over the pulpy portion). Rub in & follow by rinsing. I can not speak to effectiveness of this approach. ...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