Doctor insights on:
How To Treat Ring Worm In Humans
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
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
Can you get ring worm from a human from direct contact with circled rashes or contact in general I have it and keep my hands cleanThey are on my hips?
Depends: The successful treatment of this process varies with the location. For most skin surfaces there are topical liquids/lotions available over the counter including lotrimin (clotrimazole). Applied twice daily this will often cure simple ringworm. When the infection is in the scalp or nal, an oral prescription med is often required. ...Read more
See a physician: The diagnosis wil need confirmation with an exam & the kid will likely be put on a prescription anti-fungal for a month or more. ...Read more
How do I treat ring worm on my face? Forehead on the side of my nose to the bottom of my chin help please and thank you
My 7 month old has ring worm on her thumbs and under her bottom lip should I use nystatin to treat it?
Probably not: Unfortunately Nystatin has lost it's effectiveness against most of the fungi that cause ringworm and we've had to resort to more potent topicals, and/or oral meds. With a 7 month old it is crucial that you first arrive at the correct diagnosis. Why are you sure it's ringworm? If it is, Clotrimazole might work but shouldn't be used on babies for more than 3 days. See your pediatrician. ...Read more
Ringworm is not a: Worm, but is a fungal skin infection. A person gets it directly from contact with another person's skin who has it, or from contact with a surface that was touched by another person's ringworm, such as a mat used by wrestlers. It is easily treated with a medicated cream. If you think you have it, contact your doctor to be seen. ...Read more
Exposure: The fungal agent of ringworm is found in soil, dust, on humans or animals as a opportunist. It eats the top layers of older skin, leaving behind the healthy younger cells. As it reproduces, its offspring continue their forward movement, creating a rough outer ring, like riples to a rock tossed in a pond. A central area of clearing is expected. Otc meds can help over wks. Not all rings are ringworm. ...Read more
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
Yes going away: It can look that way before clearing. ...Read more
Possibly: "Ring worm" is a common lay term for a fungal infection of the skin. Spores from the fungus are acquired by contact with a source; including animals, humans, or the environment. Once they get on your skin, they live on the surface old skin and tend to spread in a ring. The spores can be shed and acquired or pass by direct contact. Treatment cuts down on spore production and ability to spread. ...Read more
Ringworm is caused by skin fungus. Some cases of ringworm are caused by the same fungus that cause athlete's foot.
For many cases of ringworm on the arms, legs or torso, creams or ointments will get rid of the skin yeast. For widespread cases or for ringworm in the scalp tablets are used. ...Read more