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How To Get Rid Of Ring Worm Once An For All
Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals, and covering with a bandage can help prevent spread to self and others. ...Read more
Cream or medicine: Ringworm is a type of fungus that involves the skin and is not a serious infection. If it is found in the nails or scalp it requires an oral medication- note there are some new nail treatments without pills If it is on your body then an anti-fungal cream is needed and beware that it may take up to 8 weeks to completely go away- here is a helpful link http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/ringworm-of-the-skin-topic-overview ...Read more
Depends site: Ringworm is not actually a worm but a fungal infection and is treated differently depending on where it is on your body. If it is on the head/scalp or nails then you would be best treated with a medicine you take by mouth- there are some new medicines for toenail fungus.... For ringworm on the skin you use an anti-fungal cream and it takes a super long time for it to go away Here is more info http://www.news-medical.net/health/Treatment-of-ringworm.aspx ...Read more
Antifungal Creams: When fungus affects the skin of the body or the groin, many antifungal creams can clear the condition in around two weeks. Examples of such preparations include those that contain Clotrimazole (cruex cream, desenex cream, lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream, lotion, and solution), Miconazole (monistat-derm cream), ketoconazole (nizoral cream), econazole (spectazole), Naftifine (naftin), and terbinafine (lamisil cream. ...Read more
Ring Worm: Apply topical antifungal medications to the lesion itself and 1 inch beyond its border twice daily for a minimum of two weeks, and at least one week after it goes away. Keep the infected area clean and dry. Over-the-counter medications available at the drugstore include: miconazole 2% (monistat-derm, lotrimin (clotrimazole) af powder, lotrimin (clotrimazole) af powder spray, lotrimin (clotrimazole) af liquid spray, and micatin);lamisil. ...Read more
Im worried that myself and 2 your chikdrrn have ring worm from sister cat my daughter is 7 weeks old and its on her chin how do I get rid of them?
Ringworm : Clotrimazole, or brand name Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream is great. Treat 3x a day. Treat until you can barely see it anymore. It can be up to 3 weeks, the fungus has very long roots. This is an OTC drug, here. If you notice it in the scalp, by circular bald spots, then you need to see a doctor, for a medicine you take orally, not a cream. Not a problem, even for your newborn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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