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Rashes on penis which comes and go.Feels like worms crawling inside. Test shows negative for both syphilis and gorno. Any good medication?

Rashes on penis which comes and go.Feels like worms crawling inside. Test shows negative for both syphilis and gorno. Any good medication?

Urology: If you are experiencing sensations inside your penis and you have been having unprotected sexual contact, you should see a urologist and get it checked. You may need cystoscope: a small scope inserted into the tip of your penis- the price of unprotected sex. ...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


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I have what looks like a ring worm outbreak on my body but it not rings worms and they itch very badly at times and it looks like its spreading do you?

I have what looks like a ring worm outbreak on my body but it not rings worms and they itch very badly at times and it looks like its spreading do you?

Fungiskin infection: This is wht's called marginated rxzema .
It ,s due to a fungal infection from"tricophyton rubrum".
Topical anti fingal medications will easily get rid of this problem. ...Read more

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I have something that looks like a ring worm in my butt crack area it itches and is very uncomfortable What is this ?

I have something that looks like a ring worm in my butt crack area it itches and is very uncomfortable What is this ?

Ringworm.: Looks like ringworm, itches. Might be ringworm. Treated with consistent use of topical antifungal until resolved - generally 1- 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can the emergence room do anything about a ring worm i've been useing cream but it doesn't seem like its getting better looks like it's spreading?

Can the emergence room do anything about a ring worm i've been useing cream but it doesn't seem like its getting better looks like it's spreading?

Yes: If you have a rash that is not responding to current treatment it would be wise to have it evaluated by a healthcare provider. If the rash is ring worm (fungus) then it may take a while to respond to topical anti-fungal cream treatment. It may take weeks to fully resolve but should at least start to improve and stop spreading early in treatment (about 7-10 days). ...Read more

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Can you get ring worm on Eyelid , looking like briueds?

Can you get ring worm on Eyelid , looking like briueds?

Yes possible: It is possible to get tinea corporis - aka ring worm on the eyelid, though it is not a common location. I don't know what you mean by "briueds". ...Read more

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I have ring worm and it's spreading like crazy! how do I get rid of it?

Ring Worm: Apply topical antifungal medications to the lesion itself and 1 inch beyond its border twice daily for a minimum of two weeks, and at least one week after it goes away. Keep the infected area clean and dry. Over-the-counter medications available at the drugstore include:
miconazole 2% (monistat-derm, lotrimin (clotrimazole) af powder, lotrimin (clotrimazole) af powder spray, lotrimin (clotrimazole) af liquid spray, and micatin);lamisil. ...Read more

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Can Bnt ointment be used to cure ring worm?

Bnt ointment: BNT ointment is a veterinary medication and should not be used on humans. ...Read more

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Is ring worm contagious?

Possibly: "Ring worm" is a common lay term for a fungal infection of the skin. Spores from the fungus are acquired by contact with a source; including animals,humans,or the environment. Once they get on your skin, they live on the surface old skin and tend to spread in a ring. The spores can be shed and acquired or pass by direct contact. Treatment cuts down on spore production and ability to spread. ...Read more

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Best cure for ring worm?

Best cure for ring worm?

Oral antifungals: If this is extensive or resitantto topical then see doc for prescription for a course of oral antifungal meds such as nizoral, lamisil, (terbinafine) sporonox or griseofulvin. ...Read more

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Can you go to school with ring worm?

Can you go to school with ring worm?

Yes, mostly: If your child is not a wrestler, the chance of passing his ringworm to another child is slim. Start treating it with the proper anti fungal cream, and have them avoid rubbing it on other kids' skin. Not a good excuse to miss school. ...Read more

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Would ketoconazole help with a ring worm?

Yes: Yes it can be used for ringworm but i would talk to a doctor so they can make a proper diagnosis and discuss with you how to properly use this medication. ...Read more

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How long does it take ring worm to clear up with lotramin?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is used: for 7 days, generally. The ringworm (fungal infection) should be cleared by then, but often by less time by that. (sometimes by 3 - 5 days). ...Read more

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Why do I get more ring worm spots in the winter than in the summer?

RINGWORM SPOTS: These may not be ringworm. It may be a harmless condition called tinea versicolor. Without seeing i couldn't be sure. Do see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes ring worm? My daughter gets them all the time constantly.

Fungal spores: Ringworm is so named for the ring like changes produced when the fungal spore eats the top layer of skin cells & moves outward from the primary site in a ring, like ripples in a pond.The fungi are opportunity seekers that exist in dirt, on animals or people. Their spores (seeds) come in contact with the skin & settle into the top layer & grow. They are common in kids. ...Read more

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How do you prevent the spread of ring worm from one person to the next?

How do you prevent the spread of ring worm from one person to the next?

Hand hygiene: Good hand hygiene (washing hands with soap and water, using alcohol based hand sanitizers) and avoiding close contact until treatment is complete can help. ...Read more

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How can you tell when ring worm is healing? What are the signs of it healing?

Ringworm: Ringworm on the body (tinea corporis) will take up to 2 weeks to resolve. You should continue the cream for 7 days after the resolution of the lesion. ...Read more

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My son was prescribed a gel medicine for ring worm but it seems to be making it worse.

Get reevaluated : It is possible that if it is definitely ringworm the fungus is resistant to the cream that was prescribed so you might need an alternative medication. It could also be that the rash is very similar to ringworm and it is not so you might need another type of medication. I suggest you follow up with your PCP or Dermatologist on this. ...Read more

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My friend has a red ring at different locations on her body. The ring is empty. Is it also ring worm?

Ringworm: A round red bordered rash sounds like ringworm. Just a reminder this is not truly a worm but is a fungal infection. This can happen at multiple sites but should not hurt or itch very much. If it is swollen or very itchy it might also be hives or an immune reaction. Responding to treatment with an anti fungal cream will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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He has ring worm only after coming to USA from India. it becomes a big circle day by day. What to do?

He has ring worm only after coming to USA from India. it becomes a big circle day by day. What to do?

Tinea corporis: 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. Treatment is with topical antifungals. ...Read more

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Other than going to the dr what can I do about a ring worm from home my daughter has one and i really have to?

OTC cream: You can try an over the counter anti fungal cream twice a day for a few weeks and see if the lesion resolves .If it does not then i would see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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