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How to get rid of ring worm in a human being, and what are the effects on your body?

How to get rid of ring worm in a human being, and what are the effects on your body?

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

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 to get rid of "ring worm" in a human being, and what are the effects on your body?

How to get rid of "ring worm" in a human being, and what are the effects on your body?

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

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How do i get rid of ringworm?

How do i get rid of ringworm?

Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read more

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How to get rid of ringworm on a child?

How to get rid of ringworm on a child?

Topical antifungals: There are numerous antifungal creams available. Let your doctor prescribe. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of ringworm?

What can I use to get rid of ringworm?

Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read more

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What to do for you to get rid of ringworm?

What to do for you to get rid of ringworm?

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. Patches that have been treated and healing may have a temporary brown discoloration. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to get rid of ringworm?

What is the easiest way to get rid of ringworm?

Ringworm: Topical antifungal medications are usually fine for mild skin infections. More severe infections may require several weeks of of oral antifungal medications. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of ringworm using home remedies?

How do you get rid of ringworm using home remedies?

Topical antifungals: You should start with over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin twice a day for 3-6 weeks. See a doctor if they are not better in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I would like guidance to ways to get rid of ringworm?

I would like guidance to ways to get rid of ringworm?

Trial of OTC cream: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a fast way to get rid of ringworm?

I need to know if there is a fast way to get rid of ringworm?

Scientific Rx: Ringworm usually responds very rapidly to any of a number of topical fungicides, many of which are available over the counter. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to get rid of ringworm without going out and buying medications?

Could you tell me what's the best way to get rid of ringworm without going out and buying medications?

Topical antifungals: You have to go out and buy something. It won't go away on its own. Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day until 1 week after the rash has resolved. You can use the same treatments that are used for athlete's foot. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ringworm on my skin?

Antifungal cream: You can use an antifungal over the counter preparation twice a day for 2-3 weeks. If not change then go and see a dermatologist for a stronger antifungal prescription. ...Read more

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Can I use diluted bleach to get rid of ringworm fast?

Can I use diluted bleach to get rid of ringworm fast?

No: Bleach will not cure ringworm and it may burn your skin. Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day for 2 to 4 weeks until 1 week after the rash has resolved. These can contain terbinafine, miconazole, clotrimazole, or other azoles. It takes a while for the rash to fade so don't panic. Good luc. ...Read more

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Can I use diluted bleach to get rid of ringworm in 2 days?

Probably not: Topical or oral antifungals would probably work better and faster. Also, less likely to irritate your skin. ...Read more

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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