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How can you know when ringworm is gone?

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 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 do you know when ringworm is gone?

How do you know when ringworm is gone?

Rash is gone: Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day until 1 week after the rash has resolved. You can use the same treatments that are used for athlete's foot. ...Read more

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I would like the ringworm gone asap. & i want to know if penicillina is good ?

I would like the ringworm gone asap. & i want to know if penicillina is good ?

Confusing question: Penicillin has no effect on ringworm. There are ample medications available over the counter for this problem if you are correct in the label.Tinactin is one reasonable product among many. ...Read more

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How do I know when my scalp ringworm is ALL gone? 

How do I know when my scalp ringworm is ALL gone? 

Have a look: Preferably have someone else look, and continue treatment a week beyond completely clear. ...Read more

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Good morning. I would like to know what causes the ringworm to spread all over the body ?

Good morning. I would like to know what causes the ringworm to spread all over the body
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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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How to know if I have a ringworm?

Ringworm: is a fungal infection the affects the upper layer of skin. It is not caused by a worm. It presents as a red circle with normal skin in the center. The rash may or may not cause itching. Your physician should be able to diagnose ringworm. ...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

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As a concerned teacher i need to know how does a ringworm look like?

As a concerned teacher i need to know how does a ringworm look like?

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

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