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How does a person get ring worm.

How does a person get ring worm.

Ringworm is not a: worm, but is a fungal skin infection. A person gets it directly from contact with another person's skin who has it, or from contact with a surface that was touched by another person's ringworm, such as a mat used by wrestlers. It is easily treated with a medicated cream. If you think you have it, contact your doctor to be seen. ...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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How does a person get ring worm ?

Exposure: The fungal agent of ringworm is found in soil, dust, on humans or animals as a opportunist. It eats the top layers of older skin, leaving behind the healthy younger cells.As it reproduces, its offspring continue their forward movement, creating a rough outer ring, like riples to a rock tossed in a pond.A central area of clearing is expected.Otc meds can help over wks. Not all rings are ringworm. ...Read more

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How does a person get pinworms?

How does a person get pinworms?

Ingested: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth.The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines.Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs.If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in. ...Read more

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How does a person get infected with ringworms?

How does a person get infected with ringworms?

Ringworms: Dermatophytes (skin fungi) survive on dead layer of keratin protein on top of skin & cause infection. They rarely invade deeper layers of skin. ...Read more

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How does a person get a tapeworm?

How does a person get a tapeworm?

Tape worm: Humans can catch some types of worms by touching contaminated feces ; then putting their hands near their mouth. They may swallow food or water containing feces. They could also become infected by eating raw contaminated pork, beef or fish. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia? How does a person get it?

What is chlamydia? How does a person get it?

Chlamydia : Chlamydia is an intracellular bacteria that cause diseases in multiple species. In humans it is most notably the number one cause of sexually transmitted diseases. Men are symptomatic in about 75% of cases whereas women are only symptomatic in about 30% of cases. It usually infects the urethra however it can i ascend to the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection. Other species can cause pneumonia and is spread by birds. ...Read more

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How does a person get eczema?

How does a person get eczema?

Eczema: Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema, but a defect of the skin that impairs its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal function of the immune system, are believed to be important factors. Studies have shown that in people with atopic dermatitis there are gene defects that lead to abnormalities in certain proteins (such as filaggrin) that are important in skin health. ...Read more

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How does a child normally get scabies?

How does a child normally get scabies?

Other People: Scabies is a highly contagious disease usually spread from person to person. Often in crowded situations such as day cares. ...Read more

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What is eczema herpeticum and how does a person get it?

What is eczema herpeticum and how does a person get it?

Serious illness: Eczema herpeticum is a rare but severe disseminated infection that generally occurs at sites of skin damage produced by eczema or other rashes. It is most commonly caused by herpes simplex virus, but it may also be caused by other viruses. It causes serious illness, and can be life threatening in babies and old/debilitated people. ...Read more

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How does a person get a fungal infection?

How does a person get a fungal infection?

By catching one: An infection is a condition in which a germ enters your body and causes it harm. There are three main categories of germs: viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Fungi are full single cells that can join together into threads. If these enter your body, you can get a fungal infection. You get them by contact with someone who has a fungal infection or just fungus on their skin. ...Read more

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How does a person get the flu?

How does a person get the flu?

Usually droplets: Flu is usually transmitted person to person through aerosolized droplets (a cough or sneeze does this well) that land in the upper respiratory tract or mucus membranes. Of note flu can last on surfaces for quite a while so decontaminating surfaces around infected folk is important to prevent transmission. ...Read more

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How does a person get melanoma?

How does a person get melanoma?

Sun exposure: The most important cause of melanoma is uv light exposure, whether from the sun or from indoor tanning beds. Uv light exposure is associated with 65% of all melanoma. However, a combination of uv light exposure, environment, and genetics are probably linked in many cases. Hereditary melanoma occurs in less than 10% of patients. ...Read more

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How does a child normally get pinworm?

Pinworm: The pinworm migrate in the rectum as they mature, then released their eggs usually at 10 pm in the evening and the eggs or ova are excreted in gthe anus, this caused sevee itching, the child scratch his anus and the ova cling to the finger or finger nail and the child put his fingers in his mouth and swallow those eggs and the cycle repeat itself. ...Read more

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How often on average does a child get chicken pox what does it look like?

How often on average does a child get chicken pox what does it look like?

Once unless vaccinat: One episode of chickenpox in middle childhood confers a lifetime immunity. There is some concern that one having it in the first few months could have it again, but this is rare. The spots come in many stages at the same time, a "dew drop on a rose petal" describes the color & features of a classical blister. They start as tiny bumps & evolve to blisters within a day, then break, weep & crust. ...Read more

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How does a person get a clubbed foot?

How does a person get a clubbed foot?

Very commonly it is : Congenital--intrauterine position of the feet and legs. ...Read more

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How can a person get scabies?

How can  a person get scabies?

Contact: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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How quickly does a person get infected with hiv?

How quickly does a person get infected with hiv?

2 to 4 weeks: Acute hiv-1 infection is often associated with an acute “retroviral syndrome” that usually includes fever with a variety of nonspecific clinical and laboratory abnormalities. In contrast, subjects with early hiv-1 infection can also be entirely asymptomatic. The time from exposure to symptomatic disease is typically 2 to 4 weeks, and the duration of illness is generally days to weeks. ...Read more