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Does Clear Fingernail Polish Cure Ringworm
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
No: True ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not helpful for fungal infections. You can try over the counter Miconazole products, but may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription anti fungal. Read more
No: The lesion may clear but the infecting organism is still present so the lesion will return if not tx'd appropriately. Best to treat for an additional week. Apply topical to infected and normal skin 2 cm beyond affected area. Hope this helps. Read more
If laminal is: Correct treatment it should typically take 2 weeks to clear. If not clear, need to see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment Read more
My ringworm always coming back at the same place months after being cured. Now again my ringworm cured. How to prevent it from coming. Back?
2 reasons: Fungal spores, which cause the ringworm infection, do not wash out in the laundry and are not killed by the heat of the drier. They live for 30 days. If you don't treat your fungus infection for at least 30 days (despite it clearing up in only a few days with treatment), you're bound to re-infection. We have found there is a genetic predisposition to some fungi, so some ppl just keep getting it. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I wear a hat that I was wearing while I had ringworm, After the ringworm is cured. Can the ringworm come back from the hat? (I did wash the hat.)
Yes: Topical anti-fungals. The treatments labeled for jock-itch will work. Read more
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