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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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Can ringworm take more than a month to kill?

Can ringworm take more than a month to kill?

Ringworm: It usually takes 2-3 weeks for eradicating ringworm of skin. However, it may takes few months to get rid of nails and scalp ringworm fungal infections. It is necessary to avoid tight fitting clothes, sweats and tight panty hose. Good self hygiene is advised. ...Read more

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Sir I Am Ashutosh PRAHARAJ I am suffer from diseases ringworm give me proper medicine to kill the disease from the root?

Seek inbox consult: Hi We can definitely help through HealthTap, but you need to request an official "Inbox Consult" on HealthTap in order to get a prescription. You have currently posted on the free public forum and we can't prescribe through the free forum. Please also prepare a picture of your "ringworm" so we can see it during the visit. Hope this helps ...Read more

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How do I kill ringworm on cloth surfaces?

How do I kill ringworm on cloth surfaces?

You don't: You don't need to worry about ringworm on cloth surfaces. Ringworms come from common skin fungi. ...Read more

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Can putting bleach on my skin kill the ringworm?

Can putting bleach on my skin kill the 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. Bleach is ineffective and not a recommended treatment for ringworm. ...Read more

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Will clear nail polish kill ringworm. Doctor has tried everything?

Nail polish: Nail fungus is difficult to eradicate. It may take months depending on its severity. I don't think clear nail polish will do much. See a dermatologist for help ...Read more

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Will apple cider vinegar help kill ringworms?

Yes/ may be: I have heard and read that vinegar can kill ringworm infection of the feet(athletes foot). ...Read more

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What type of organism is trichophyton rubrum? Is it very contagious? Is it hard to kill or easy to kill?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections .Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend to help with ringworm fast and natural?

Have it evaluated: Make sure that is indeed what it is as it could be some other skin condition. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to cure a ringworm fast and stop the spreading from it?

What are some home remedies to cure a ringworm fast and stop the spreading from it?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Is over the counter in the usa. Be sure to put it 1 inch around the area and continue 5 days after the rash is gone. Also be sure if you use a towel put it directly info the wash so it won't spread to others. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my ringworm on the scalp go away?

How fast can I make my ringworm on the scalp go away?

Fungus of scalp: A ring worm, is in fact, not a worm, but a microscopic germ called a fungus. Most scalp ringworms occur in children, and if you are an adult, it is likely that what you have is not really s ring worm, or fungus, but something else. It is very hard to get rid of scalp ring worm without an internal medicine, and i suggest you go to a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis, and good treatment. ...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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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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I have ringworm around my private area. What gets rid of it fast?

I have ringworm around my private area. What gets rid of it fast?

OTC Lamisil (terbinafine): Without a prescription, i would recommend lamisil, (terbinafine) however, it can still take a week or more of treatment. If that does not work, or it is widespread, you may need prescription medication. Of course, you should be sure that you are treating ringworm and not some other rash or infection. Proper treatment requires a proper diadnosis. ...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