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How can I get rid of ringworm on my skin?

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

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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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

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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 do I get rid of ringworm?

Antifungal cream: Ringworm is caused by fungus so can be treated by topical or oral anti fungal. ...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 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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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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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?

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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What can I use to get rid of ringworm?

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

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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?

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

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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 penis?

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

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What's the best treatment to get rid of ringworm on the scalp?

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

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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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Any home remedies or shampoos to get rid of ringworm that I got from my dog?

Any home remedies or shampoos to get rid of ringworm that I got from my dog?

Accurate dx: Otc meds include: lotrimin, micatin, micaderm, Lamisil at and tinactin (tolnaftate). But, it would be best to have this accurately diagnosed so that you know what you are treating. ...Read more

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What's the best ointment to get rid of ringworm rashes on a 3 year-old child?

What's the best ointment to get rid of ringworm rashes on a 3 year-old child?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin or lotrimin cream will all work. If however if it involves the scalp oral medi action will be necessary. Some strains of fungi may be resistant to over the counter antifungals and require a prescription antifungal. ...Read more

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How to get rid of ringworm fast?! I have been putting antifungal cream for 9 days

RINGWORM?: RINGWORM WHERE?
SCALP? FACE? ARM? BODY? FEET? GENITAL AREAS?
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE?
HOW DO YOU KNOW IT'S RINGWORM???
SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. . . SOON. . . ...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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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

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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.

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

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Does silver sulfadiazine cream help get rid of ringworm?

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

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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

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

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