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How long does it take to fully cure ringworm?

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

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 long does Scalp ringworm take to go away? And how long does it take for the hair grow back fully?

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

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How long does it take for ringworm to go away if I use lamasil?

1-2 weeks: If you are using the cream on a mild case of ringworm then it should go away in 1-2 weeks. If you are taking the pills for a more severe case then it will take 2-4 weeks to go away. ...Read more

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How long does it take for fluconazole to work on ringworm?

How long does it take for fluconazole to work on ringworm?

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

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How long does it take to see improvement once treatment for ringworm is started?

How long does it take to see improvement once treatment for ringworm is started?

Couple of weeks: Ringworm located on the skin can take a few weeks to resolve. May see it start to fade after about a week. Tinea capitis, or ringworm on the head can take 1-2 months to resolve. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ringworm to die after you begin using lamisil (terbinafine)?

How long does it take for ringworm to die after you begin using lamisil (terbinafine)?

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

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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

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Approx. How long it takes to show the symptoms of ringworm after an exposure?

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

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How long does ringworm take to heal with prescribed medication? What exactly is ringworm?

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

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How long would ringworm treatment take?

Depends: It really depends on the location and the medication used. ...Read more

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How long should it take for ringworm to disappear when using treatment two-three times daily?

Depends on rx: If you are dealing with a superficial fungal infection and are using a prescription medication, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to completely eradicate it. We do not prescribe over the counter antifungals since they are considerable less effective than prescription ones. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for ringworm to disappear when using treatment two-three times daily?

How long is it supposed to it take for ringworm to disappear when using treatment two-three times daily?

Couple of weeks: Ringworm located on the skin can take a few weeks to resolve. Tinea capitis, or ringworm on the head can take 1-2 months to resolve. ...Read more

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How long it take for lotrimin (clotrimazole) to get rid of ringworm?

About 2 weeks: Keep applying it until 1 week after the rash resolves. ...Read more

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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?

Ringworm....: Is actually just a skin fungal infection - there is no actual worm! It is best to use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for a couple weeks. Many other topical treatments take 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Hi. How long after being on clotrimazole does it take to get rid of ringworm and how long until it stops being contagious?

Varies: Ringworm treatment will vary from person to person and depend on how bad it is. If it is not improving with topical cream you probably needed to be seen and discuss oral medication. ...Read more

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How long does my three year old need to take Nizoral (ketoconazole) tablets for scalp ringworm?

How long does my three year old need to take Nizoral (ketoconazole) tablets for scalp ringworm?

Ringworm medication: Ringworm of the scalp takes time to cure - at least 10 to 14 days or longer until the scalp feels smooth. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scalp ringworms to clear up after you start taking the medication?

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

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How long does it take ring worm to clear up with lotramin?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is used: For 7 days, generally. The ringworm (fungal infection) should be cleared by then, but often by less time by that. (sometimes by 3 - 5 days). ...Read more

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How long does it take for ring worm to clear up?

See details: 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

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With creme treatment how long does ringworn take to go away?

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

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What cures ringworm?

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

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How to cure ringworm?

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

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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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Can ringworm of the body be cured?

Can ringworm of the body be cured?

Part 2: This is a representative photo of tinea corporis ("ring worm") that is usually easily treated. ...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

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