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Can Ringworm Of The Body Be Cured
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
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?
Is ringworm of the scalp different than ringworm of the body? And if I have it on my body, can it spread to my head? How soon will I know if it spread
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
Yes: Same organisms, different body part.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you use terbinafine hydrochloride to treat a ringworm of the body (tinea corporis) and if so how many times a day should you apply the cream?
Fungal Treatments: Yes. Twice a day. If it does not get any better then a physician should examine it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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