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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

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