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How do I remove ringworm on my thigh?

How do I  remove ringworm on my thigh?

Antifungals and a: Mild steroid ointment should do it. See your doctor if no better after 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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 can I remove ringworm on my thigh?

Topical anti-fungal: Ringworm is actually a fungal skin infection- not a parasitic infection. Therefore, depending on the size and extent of the infection, one can first try an over-the-counter anti-fungal creme. If in doubt, see your doctor to determine if a prescription for an anti-fungal pill is right for you. ...Read more

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Can i spread ringworm on my thigh to my scalp or is that a different typle that affects the scalp?

RIngworm: Animal ringworm or tinea (fungal infection) is caught directly from the animal. Human tinea can be spread by scratching and mostly starts in the feet. Scalp tinea (called tinea capitis) is mostly seen in young children after playing with an infected kitten. It is quite uncommon in adults. ...Read more

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I got ringworm on my thigh last week. About 4 days ago I bought ringworm cream from the store and have been applying it. How do I know if its healing?

I got ringworm on my thigh last week. About 4 days ago I bought ringworm cream from the store and have been applying it. How do I know if its healing?

Ring goes away: The red ring will clear as the infection is appropriately treated. Symptoms such as itching should go away as well. It may take 2 weeks of treatment to see a significant improvement. If I can be of further help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Could using tinactin (tolnaftate) on the bottom of my feet be the cause of my ringworm on my thigh?

Could using tinactin (tolnaftate) on the bottom of my feet be the cause of my ringworm on my thigh?

No: You simply have superficial fungal infections in two different sites. It was not caused by tinactin (tolnaftate). ...Read more

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I am suffering serious ringworm problem at my thighs. Please help.

RINGWORM PROBLEMS: HOW DO YOU KNOW THEY ARE RINGWORM PROBLEMS? IF THEY WERE REALLY RINGWORM PROBLEMS THEY COULD BE CURED IN A WEEK OR TEN DAYS! PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST WHO CAN TELL YOU IF, INDEED, IT IS A RINGWORM PROBLEM. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I am suffering serious ringworm problem at my thighs. Please help suggest.

Topical Rx: Tolnaftate, clotrimazole or some other over-the-counter antifungal will clear you. If it doesn't, the diagnosis should be reconsidered. ...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