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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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Is ringworm treatable with natural products such as mangosteen or nutmeg powder?

Is ringworm treatable with natural products such as mangosteen or nutmeg powder?

Tea Tree Oil: I'm not sure about mangosteen or nutmeg powder for ringworm, but tea tree oil has been shown to help cure athlete's foot nearly as well as a prescription cream. You'd want to apply it twice daily for at least 2 weeks and be sure to keep the skin clean and dry. I would only try this on the body or feet for a few weeks, not the scalp; if not better, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Both cat and I have ringworm and being treated with topical creams. But my ringworm continues to spread, including on areas covered by clothes. Help?

Unusual: Your problem may not be ringworm but from something in your clothing if the only involved area is covered by your clothing. New clothing may have been treated with formaldehyde which you may have problem with or it may be from your laundry detergent / anti-static agent. Make sure that your washing machine is rinsing correctly. See dermatologist if problem continues. ...Read more

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How to treat ringworm on child's face?

How to treat ringworm on child's face?

Antifungal cream: Ringworm is not a worm at all, but a fungal infection, the same fungus that causes athletes foot and jock-itch. There are a number of antifungal creams that are safe to use on the face. Two tips, though. First, make sure to treat beyond the edge of the lesion - the fungus usually extends about a 1/2 inch past the edge. Second, be patient. It usually takes 4-6 weeks of continued use to clear up. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat ringworm and to keep it from spreading. Thank you?

Tinea corporis: Fungal infections can thrive in wet moist environments, so be sure to stay clean and dry. Avoid wet ares if possible like public baths, gym mats, etc, and be sure to clean your tub and shower regularly. Topical anti-fungal creams work fine, and should rid oneself of the problem in most cases. For hard to resolve cases, oral medications may be needed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How easy is it to spread ringworm?

How easy is it to spread ringworm?

Rash: It is some. You have to be skin to skin contact or use contaminated brush or comb to get it. ...Read more

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My ringworm is spreading everywhere. How can I stop it and treat it?

My ringworm is spreading everywhere. How can I stop it and treat it?

Multiple tinea: When the treatment of multiple ringworm lesions becomes too difficult to treat with topical medications, oral antifungals may be indicated. They are available by prescription only. ...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