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How long do ringworms generally last?

How long do ringworms generally last?

Many months: Ringworm if untreated may last for months. It is an infection on the skin. Mild cases can be treated with anti-fungal creams. More severe cases will require a prescription. ...Read more

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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


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How long does ringworm last?

How long does ringworm last?

Ringworm: Ringworm, aka fungus or tinea, can last and can spread until it is effectively treated. It is best to get a prescription for an antifungal to treat it. ...Read more

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My son had a ringworm on his left leg which lasted more than four months and is gone not long thereafter he got one on the right leg and it’s been the?

See below: If it ring worm, it should respond to ointment available at a drug store. It usually has salicylic acid in it. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ringworm/basics/definition/CON-20021104 ...Read more

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For how long can scalp ringworm last without treatment?

For how long can scalp ringworm last without treatment?

The answer is....: a very long time! Untreated fungal infections of the scalp are also prone to superinfection with bacteria, which requires more intensive treatment to improve. Fungal infections of the scalp usually require several weeks of oral anti fungal medications for cure. ...Read more

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Is ringworm a real worm? Pharmacist said it was in my elbow. It burns/stings no itch. Have clotrimazole 1% anti fungal cream. How long last? Worried..

Rinworm: The term ringworm is a misnomer. The term comes from the outer red line that is curvy like a worm. Ringworm is more accurately called Tinea corporis, which describes it as the fungal body infection that it is. ...Read more

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Does ringworm have any long term affects?

Not particulary: You may have an enlarging rash and itching but "long term"? Just don't put up with it long term! not all "ring worm" is ring worm. If you have one, treat it with otc terbenifine (lamisil) for a minimum of 2 weeks. If persistent or unsure, see your pcp or dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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For how long does ringworm live on surfaces?

For how long does ringworm live on surfaces?

Months: Fungi can live on a surface for an extended amount of time but can be eliminated with a dilute clorox solution such as clorox anywhere. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully cure ringworm?

Depends: Feet and groin fungus, weeks, if treatment is effective. Nail fungus, months, if treatment is effective. ...Read more

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How long do you take oral medication for ringworm?

Usually local: Ring worm can generally be treated by local ointment available over the counter. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more