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How Long Does It Take To Fully Cure Ringworm
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
How long does Scalp ringworm take to go away? And how long does it take for the hair grow back fully?
Not all the same: Scalp "ringworm" refers to tinea capitis, which is transmitted from one child to another, but is uncommon once adolescence it reached. If the diagnosis is correct, the course depends on the infecting fungus, the extent and duration of infection, and the precise details of treatment. Make sure the diagnosis is correct. If you have not seen a dermatologist, do so. ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it take for ringworm to fully clear after starting tinactin (tolnaftate)?
Varies: It may not go away at all. ...Read more
How long does it take in average for a ringworm to go away if putting cream every day and night? Should I cover it?
10 days: The skin turns over in 10 days. If you have a common fungus you probably got it from a kitten (or a cat), or from another person. The best therapy is usually lamisil. The generic terbinafine costs $4 for 10 pills to take 1 a day. You should also get otc an antifungal cream such as Miconazole or clotrimazole. These are cheap and effective. Many skin disorders look like fungus but are not. ...Read more
Some time: Most ringworm of the skin can be treated at home with creams you can buy otc. The rash may clear up soon after beginning treatment, but it’s important to keep using the cream for the entire recommended course. This will help keep the infection from coming back. If the Lamisil (terbinafine) cream doesn't work, your doctor can prescribe pills that will kill the fungus. ...Read more
Weeks: It can take several weeks. Hang in there. ...Read more
Ring worm can generally be treated by local ointment available over the counter.
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Varies: It could appear in as little as a week or slowly after several months. It amy be just a scaling which is not very noticeable depending on type and individual resistance. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. If a cream is used that the fungus is susceptible to then on average 2-3 weeks of treatment will "cure" most ringworm. Obviously a larger area or underlying disease like diabetes slows treatment progress as sugar is a good "food". Please treat the area for at least a week after any visible sign of the lesion has disappeared to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it take for ringworm to disappear when using treatment two-three times daily?
About 2 weeks: Keep applying it until 1 week after the rash resolves. ...Read more
Using lotrimin (clotrimazole) on ringworm took redness away and it's fading. How long does it usually take for it completely fade away it's still lil ashy should it?
Hi. How long after being on clotrimazole does it take to get rid of ringworm and how long until it stops being contagious?
Quite a while: Compared to many other infections these are a longer investment of time and effort. The germ has gone deep into the hair follicles and require oral medication to reach/eliminate. Difficult cases can take a month or more of medication for final cure. Topical medications can sometimes provide a cosmetic benefit at the level of exposed skin, but won't cure it alone. ...Read more
This question usually comes up when there is a request for clearance to return to sport participation (Wrestling)
The appropriate duration of treatment before returning to sport is unknown but most experts agree 10 to 15 days is reasonable time period to restrict participation in sports, assuming that the athlete was treated with an oral anti fungal medication when diagnosis is made ...Read more
Fungus treatment: Topical antifungals are usually curative in 10-14 days, sometimes longer depending on the frequency and consistency of application of the cream. Fungal infections of the scalp and nails do not respond to topical medications and require much longer treatment periods with oral medications. ...Read more
Antifungal Meds: Without a prescription, I would recommend lamisil, (terbinafine) however, it can still take a week or more of treatment. If that does not work, or it is widespread, you may need prescription medication. Of course, you should be sure that you are treating ringworm and not some other rash or infection. Proper treatment requires a proper diadnosis. ...Read more
Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp. ...Read more
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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