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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

Dr. Subir Mitra
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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