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Kill Ringworm Fast
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i don't want to get oral medicine from the doctor, what products really kill ringworm?
Ringworm seems to be persisting and spreading with help from a teddy bear. Teddy is old and fragile. Can I freeze him to kill the fungus & spores?
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
Have it evaluated: Make sure that is indeed what it is as it could be some other skin condition. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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