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How Can You Know When Ringworm Is Gone
Ringworm: You can know for sure that ringworm is gone only when there is absolutely no more itching or flaking in any part of the body for at least two consecutive weeks. Dermatologists recommend continuing the use of topical anti-fungal medication even if the rings are not longer as prominent, because ringworm has a high percentage of re-occurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How do I know if I have ringworm? I bought a sweatshirt and wore it without washing and then developed dry patches which have gone away/aren't itchy
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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I read I you have ringworm you can smuther it with nailpolish and I tried it and seems to be lessening but I still don't know if it's actually ringwor?
Skin Scrapings: Skin scrapings for a KOH prep can help with diagnosis of ringworm. However, most diagnoses are made by examining the rash alone. Suitable antifungal treatments are available over the counter; ask your pharmacist for a recommendation. These treatments will not work in areas with dense hair, like the scalp, brow, or armpits - those infections require oral antifungals like griseofulvin. ...Read more
Ringworm: Itchy red raised scaly patches that may blister & ooze, with sharply defined edges, more red around the outside looking like rings. If affect the hair, u may see bald patches. If affect nails, they become discolored & thick & may crumble. ...Read more
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