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How To Get Rid Of Ringworm On Skin
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
Pls gve me advice to get rid of ringworm on my skin and nail! Pls see my profile picture for reference. Have duracan and elica m cream gven by derma.
Do what derma says.: Duracan is an antifungal that can be used to treat ringworm. The elica m cream contains another antifungal as well as a steroid. This antifungal treats the ringworm, and the steroid just helps the ringworm be less red and itchy. There are lots of ways to treat ringworm. It is harder to kill fungus on nails so be sure to follow up with your dermatologist whenever you're supposed to go back. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Probably not: Topical or oral antifungals would probably work better and faster. Also, less likely to irritate your skin. ...Read more
Antifungal creams: Are the main treatment for ringworm or other fungal infections of the skin. You can try over the counter Lotrimin AF first, and if not effective Tinactin (tolnaftate). But most of these fungal infections will need treatment for longer course like 10 days to 2 weeks before it will not come back. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Home remedy: One home remedy for treating ringworm is to rub the affected area of skin with a slice of lime dipped in salt (over the pulpy portion). Rub in & follow by rinsing. I can not speak to effectiveness of this approach. ...Read more
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
What is the fastest way to get rid of ringworm on my face. I am in my late 20's, never had this before, please help! Please help!?
Be sure of diagnosis: There are different fungi that may be lumped under the diagnosis of ringworm. Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for 3-4 weeks is usually effective if the lesion is confined to non hair bearing areas, but ringworm on scalp, beard and pelvic areas usually require oral medication with griseofulvin or fluconazole, etc. ...Read more
Anti-fungals: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...Read more
About 2 weeks: Keep applying it until 1 week after the rash resolves. ...Read more
Hi. How long after being on clotrimazole does it take to get rid of ringworm and how long until it stops being contagious?
Does any one know what strength sporanox (itraconazole) comes in to get rid of ringworm of the scalp?
Depends on…: Age of the patient, condition of liver function, other meds being taken. Preferred treatment for tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) is griseofulvin, although sporonox has shown effectiveness as well. Since topical antifungals are usually ineffective, it's best to see your fp for treatment. Fp may want to check liver function before starting one of these potent meds. Count on 4-6 weeks treatment. ...Read more
How do I naturally get rid of ringworm on my eyes (eyelids)? I have tried everything to get rid of it, and nothing seems to be working.
See Eye MD: This would be so unusual, I suspect it is something else. See an ophthalmologist to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Maybe.: Theoretically it would kill many types of ringworm fungus species, but it is not approved for that indication - and plenty of cheap and effective creams are available specifically for that purpose. Plus, you should never apply silver sulfadiazine if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. ...Read more
How do I get rid of ringworm scars? I've been having this scar on my scalp for 4 years and my hair never grew back
Get scar revision: If a scar on the scalp shows no signs of hair regrowth within 4-6 months, it is unlikely that hair will ever regrow. Therefore you will need either a scar revision (sometimes the bald spot can be cut out) or hair grafts. There are surgeons who specialize in hair issues. Ask your doctor for a referral, or if you don't have one, call the local county medical society. ...Read more