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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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How do I get rid of ringworm completely from my body because i had it behind my ear then its gone now I have it on my back and i I've been useing lotrimin (clotrimazole) ringworm cream and desonide cream 0.05%

How do I get rid of ringworm completely from my body because i had it behind my ear then its gone now I have it on my back and i I've been useing lotrimin (clotrimazole) ringworm cream and desonide cream 0.05%

Did : Did you apply as directed for at least two weeks; ensuring that you spread an inch beyond the border of the lesion? Did you wash all bedsheets, towels and clothes that you were in contact with in hot water? ...Read more

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Been using lotrimin (clotrimazole) for ringworm redness went away but i think it's coming back should I use it more than 2ce a day?

Probably unnecessary: Would continue with current course of treatment and if this does not clear things up you may need a change in therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have a petal like dry skin rash on back of knee, to front, also a round one below belly button, was told it was ringworm/lotrimin, nope, any ideas?

Have a  petal like dry skin rash on back of knee, to front, also a round one below belly button, was told it was ringworm/lotrimin, nope, any ideas?

Eczema: What you are describing sounds like eczema or an allergic contact dermatitis to nickel. Sometimes the nickel found in the metal snaps on jeans will contact the skin and cause an allergic reaction where it contacts. The rash on the back of your knee is likely more along the lines of eczema. It is difficult to tell, so i would recommend you see a dermatologist to check it out. ...Read more

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Can I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) af for ringworm on my penis?

Can I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) af for ringworm on my penis?

Yes: Assuming your diagnosis is correct lotrimin (clotrimazole) is an effective treatment for fungal infections (ringworm). However "ringworm" infections involving the penis are somewhat unusual. Yeast infections would be a more likely fungal infection involving the penis and yes lotrimin (clotrimazole) would work for that too. ...Read more

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Can i irritate ringworm by applying lotrimin (clotrimazole) more than 2ce a day much more often?

No: Special schedule for treatment was made after years of experiments and found the best choice to make treatment better with less side effect. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Clotrimazole (Definition)

Clotrimazole is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ...Read more