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Is it safe to masturbate if you have ringworm on your hands?

Is it safe to masturbate if you have ringworm on your hands?

Would not do it.: Ringworm on the hand is called tinea manum. It should be treated aggressively to prevent spread to other parts of the body. I would refrain from genital contact and masturbation until under treatment and recommendation by your doctor. ...Read more

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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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If I fingered a girl, and washed my hands afterwords, is it safe to masturbate?

If I fingered a girl, and washed my hands afterwords, is it safe to masturbate?

Sure: You moistened your finger with some of her genital fluids, you then washed those fluids off, and now you ask is it safe to masterbate? If you thoroughly cleansed yourself you should not be able to transmit any infectious agents on your hands to yourself or others. Practice good hygiene and you can easily get Purell-type cleansers in any major pharmacy. ...Read more

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I have bad ringworm on hands, what to do, any suggestions?

I have bad ringworm on hands, what to do, any suggestions?

Topical antifungals: are readily available over the counter are usually effective at clearing up superficial fungal infections. Symptoms which do not improve or worsen after diligent application for several days should prompt an evaluation by your healthcare practitioner for more definitive treatment with oral medications. ...Read more

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Is rubing alcohol or nonsente hand sanetiser on my ringworm before putting my medicated medicine good or bad?

Is rubing alcohol or nonsente hand sanetiser on my ringworm before putting my medicated medicine good or bad?

Immaterial: It will make little or no difference, since the alcohol evaporates rapidly and will not do any damage to the antifungal action of your medicated ointment, and eliminating a few bacteria with the alcohol will neither improve or deteriorate the dermatophytic fungus causing your ringworm. ...Read more

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I suffer from eczema on the hands year round. I recently developed two perfectly round rings on the side of my hands. Can ringworm be painful?

I suffer from eczema on the hands year round. I recently developed two perfectly round rings on the side of my hands. Can ringworm be painful?

Itching: Eczema is common caused by contact allergens (gloves, wetness, fur) and causes inflammation which is itchy. The areas you are referring to might have become lichenified or inflamed to the point where they are red, thickened, and painful. This does not discount the fact that skin breakdown from eczema can increase your chance of opportunistic infections like the fungus that causes ringworm. ...Read more

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Hey I have ringworm on my hand. How do I hide it?Or make it less noticeable? My friends and people are seeing. It got bigger even though I use a cream

Hey I have ringworm on my hand. How do I hide it?Or make it less noticeable? My friends and people are seeing. It got bigger even though I use a cream

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 does ringworm on the hand look like after 5 weeks of treatment?

What does ringworm on the hand look like after 5 weeks of treatment?

Ringworm: If properly diagnosed and treated, ringworm of the hand should be completely resolved by 5 weeks. At worse there might be some residual faint pink tint to the skin and it may be a little smoother than normal, but no scarring. In individuals with darker pigmented skin the area of the healed infection is likely to be lighter in color for several months. ...Read more

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If u have body ringworm. Could it be in my scalp since it's on my wrist and hands? I'm worried I spread it to my scalp.

If u have body ringworm. Could it be in my scalp since it's on my wrist and hands? I'm worried I spread it to my scalp.

It could be: Ringworm on the scalp often looks similar to that on the body. If you're fair skinned it may look slightly red, round, slightly raised on the outside perimeter & clearer/flatter in the center. It can sometimes scale and may itch. The treatment is different for the scalp, though, requiring Rx oral anti-fungal medication instead of topical creams. ...Read more

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Someone had ringworm and her hand brushed against mine when i was handing her change. I used loads of hand sanitizer. Can i get ringworm too?

Someone had  ringworm and her hand brushed against mine when i was handing her change. I used loads of hand sanitizer. Can i get ringworm too?

Ring worm : From the way you describe your potential exposure and the precautions that you have already taken i consider it extremely unlikely that you contracted ringworm yourself. Plus, while it is unsightly, it can easily be treated, even if you should develop symptoms down the road. ...Read more

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How do you tell ringworm from other skin conditions on ur hands n fingers? My cats possibly came in contact don't have it n im worried about gettin it

How do you tell ringworm from other skin conditions on ur hands n fingers? My cats possibly came in contact don't have it n im worried about gettin it

Typical appearance..: Ringworm is very easily obtained from cats. Remember it is not a worm but a fungal infection. The lesions have a very characteristic appearance and are itchy, and respond well to over the counter anti-fungal creams (Clotrimazole, Terbinafine, etc), but should be treated for a full two weeks at least to ensure resolution. Topical treatments work for all ringworm except those in the scap. ...Read more

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How do I stop ringworm from spreading? I think I got it from my cat and no matter how much I try and how much I do, it's spreading. It started under my arm now it's on my arm, face, hands.... It's awful. Using an anti-fungal cream as well.

How do I stop ringworm from spreading? I think I got it from my cat and no matter how much I try and how much I do, it's spreading. It started under my arm now it's on my arm, face, hands.... It's awful. Using an anti-fungal cream as well.

Fugal o r bacteria: Odd to spread so fast and far. Could it be bacteria? Might need antibiotis. If it's ringworm might have to add an oral dose to topical cream for 2-3 weeks to knock it. Get a doctor to confirm diagnosis and pick best meds. I use both topical and pill in aggressive or advanced cases. If you can send clt. ose-up focused shot. Should help. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter has a rash in between her fingers where the finger connects to the next finger/hand. Lamisil (terbinafine) isnt working so is this not a ringworm?

My daughter has a rash in between her fingers where the finger connects to the next finger/hand. Lamisil (terbinafine) isnt working so is this not a ringworm?

Maybe: Ringworm/fungal infection is occasionally found between fingers and toes. This could be a fungal infection that is resistant to lamisil (terbinafine). However, eczema can also imitate fungal infection, and cause redness and peeling and itching. You may want your doctor to take a fine scraping of rash and send to lab for microscopy before further treatment. You can fine tune the treatment, knowing the cause. ...Read more

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I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands. ?

I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands. ?

A 1000 word picture.: Unfortunately, trying to identify the nature of skin conditions or infections is extremely difficult to do without actually seeing it. Let's face it, a lot of these conditions have the same general appearance. A real time exam or at least several high quality images are necessary for an accurate opinion. ...Read more

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I've taken care of the itching from ringworm on top of my right hand with tinactin, (tolnaftate) but how can I treat the redness/inflammation under the blisters?

I've taken care of the itching from ringworm on top of my right hand with tinactin, (tolnaftate) but how can I treat the redness/inflammation under the blisters?

Ringworm infection: Ringworm infection is caused by fungus and rarely causes blisters. If you did not get seen i strongly recommend for u to see ur doctor for an accurate diagnoses. If it is fungal infection and tinactin (tolnaftate) did not help you may need to take a prescription medicine by mouth. ...Read more

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Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. cat scratch disease or ringworm?

Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. cat scratch disease or ringworm?

Allergy?: Sounds like an allergic reaction to the scratches. You cannot get ringworm from the scratch itself. Cat scratch fever doesn't develop immediately after the scratch but within a day or two. Symptoms of cat scratch disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite. ...Read more

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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