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Does ringworm have any long term affects?

Does ringworm have any long term affects?

Not particulary: You may have an enlarging rash and itching but "long term"? Just don't put up with it long term! not all "ring worm" is ring worm. If you have one, treat it with otc terbenifine (lamisil) for a minimum of 2 weeks. If persistent or unsure, see your pcp or dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...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 long does ringworm last?

Ringworm: Ringworm, aka fungus or tinea, can last and can spread until it is effectively treated. It is best to get a prescription for an antifungal to treat it. ...Read more

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For how long does ringworm live on surfaces?

For how long does ringworm live on surfaces?

Months: Fungi can live on a surface for an extended amount of time but can be eliminated with a dilute clorox solution such as clorox anywhere. ...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 long do you take oral medication for ringworm?

Usually local: Ring worm can generally be treated by local ointment available over the counter. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Approx. How long it takes to show the symptoms of ringworm after an exposure?

Varies: It could appear in as little as a week or slowly after several months. It amy be just a scaling which is not very noticeable depending on type and individual resistance. ...Read more

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How long does ringworm take to heal with prescribed medication? What exactly is ringworm?

Fungal infection: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. If a cream is used that the fungus is susceptible to then on average 2-3 weeks of treatment will "cure" most ringworm. Obviously a larger area or underlying disease like diabetes slows treatment progress as sugar is a good "food". Please treat the area for at least a week after any visible sign of the lesion has disappeared to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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I have ringworm and I am taking sopranox, how long before it starts to clear up? What will it start to look like when it heals? Can it still spread?

Complete eradication: Various tenea sp of fungus cause 'ringworm' ring like appearance due to central healing and peripheral spreading is difficult to eradicate with out rx strength medication, you may be spreading from one spot to other, or still getting transmitted from same person , same pet , same dirt. You have to see a dermatologist for complete eradication and cure and prevent the source. ...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