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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 triple antibiotic ointment cure ringworm?

Not needed: There are non-prescription treatments for ring worm.
Consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment. Html

For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is desonide ointment good for ringworm?

Is desonide ointment good for ringworm?

No: Steroid creams can make it worse, because fungi love steroids. You need an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Does BlueStar ointment work to treat ringworm?

Claims to....: The active ingredient in Blue Star is Camphor 1.24% - claims are made it treats a variety of things. However, it does not contain any FDA approved antifungal medications and specifically states if not effective after 5 days to consult your MD. Consider other OTC meds - like athlete foot cream lotrimen - for suspected ringworms. Always check with your MD for any rash not responding to OTC products. ...Read more

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Can I use mupirocin ointment usp 2% on ringworm?

Can I use mupirocin ointment usp 2% on ringworm?

No: Mupirocin is active against bacteria and ringworm is caused by fungal infection. topical 'azole' or terbinafine would be more effective. ...Read more

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Can I use zole f ointment for treatment of ringworms!?

Not the best: Zole f contains both a steroid and an antifungal medication. It would be better if you could use just the antifungal medicaion, which is miconzaole or one of it's relatives, such as clotrimazole. A steroid will reduce the redness of a ringworm or fungal infeciton, but does not inhib growth of the fungus, and may nterfere with the bodies own immune response to keep the infection limited. ...Read more

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What's the best ointment to get rid of ringworm rashes on a 3 year-old child?

What's the best ointment to get rid of ringworm rashes on a 3 year-old child?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin or lotrimin cream will all work. If however if it involves the scalp oral medi action will be necessary. Some strains of fungi may be resistant to over the counter antifungals and require a prescription antifungal. ...Read more

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My Dr told me I have ringworm. She gave me meds and ointment. My biggest concern is my 2 kids. How do I go about cleaning?

My Dr told me I have ringworm. She gave me meds and ointment. My biggest concern is my 2 kids. How do I go about cleaning?

Wash hands: Ring worm is not that contagious. Wash your hands after touching the are with ring worm and do not worry about your kids getting it. Ringworm spores are in the air.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have developed ringworm on the lower thigh. How can I get rid of it completely? I have used so many ointments till now. Please suggest me.

I have developed ringworm on the lower thigh. How can I get rid of it completely? I have used so many ointments till now. Please suggest me.

Ringworm treatment: Ringworm (fungal infection of the skin) can be treated with topical and oral medications. In hairy areas, oral medications work better as fungus can descend into the hair follicles and topical medications will not reach it. Please see your dermatologist. It is possible to get rid of a fungal infection of the skin completely. Also there are other skin conditions that look like ringworm. ...Read more

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My 4 yro has ringworm under his chin. I've been using blue star ointment on it but do I have to take him to doctors or can I continue the ointment?

OTC antifungals: Can be used for ringworm. It should resolve within 2 weeks of treatment. If it does not, or if it gets worse, then go see your doctor, it could be something else. ...Read more

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My son has had ringworm for 4 days. I have been putting blue star ointment on and it's just getting red...I do see any healing. Am I doing everything right and just need to be patient?

My son has had ringworm for 4 days. I have been putting blue star ointment on and it's just getting red...I do see any healing. Am I doing everything right and just need to be patient?

Use lotrimin (clotrimazole): Blue star ointment has camphor and salicylates as its main ingredients. The fact that spot is getting redder suggests that ointment is irritating it more. U shd try an over the counter anti- fungal cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole) and see if that makes a difference in 5-7 days. It shd make it appear lighter. If it does not then u shd see ur doctor to see if it is fungal or not. ...Read more

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Ringworm. Have had this for 8 months now. Tried everything from over-the-counter to prescription ointments and antibiotics. Still there. How come?

Ringworm. Have had this for 8 months now. Tried everything from over-the-counter to prescription ointments and antibiotics. Still there. How come?

Anti-fungal: Ok...Some basics. Ringworm is fungus. Oral Fluconazole is a cheap effective way to eliminate the infection. Re-infection is not uncommon. Antibiotics will not cure this...And in fact may worsen it by further due colonizing your skin of bacteria. If your primary is in doubt....Have him send you to an infectious disease or dermatologist. A KOH prep will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My daughter has ringworm on her ankle being treated with ointment, what is the best way 2 keep it from spreading to rest of family? Any way 2 prevent it

Avoid direct contact: Ring worm is a superficial fungal infection of the skin. It is contracted from direct contact from either an infection or from soil that the organisms are in. Just avoid direct contact and keep any skin that may have been in contact clean with soap and water. ...Read more

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I have these things on my side that looks like ringworm. Chemist gave me ointment to. Spreaded to my neck and arm and tummy. How do I stop it?

I have these things on my side that looks like ringworm. Chemist gave me ointment to. Spreaded to my neck and arm and tummy. How do I stop it?

Get a real diagnosis: You go to the doctor and get a real diagnosis before a treatment or remedy can be recommended. The ointment your chemist has recommended is not working. Right? ...Read more

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I have a red circle like rash that consumes most of my buttox and goes down my legs I've tried ointments and powders nothing gets rid of it. Don't think it is ringworm. But I'm not sure?

I have a red circle like rash that consumes most of my buttox and goes down my legs I've tried ointments and powders nothing gets rid of it. Don't think it is ringworm. But I'm not sure?

Annular rash: What ointments & powders have you tried? If you've used antifungals (lamisil, etc) without success, best to see fp or dermatologist. Rashes are often hard to diagnose without being seen, especially after they have been the object of hopeful treatments. ...Read more

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Hello. What is the substitute for nystatin ointment usp 100, 000 to treat ringworms?

Hello. What is the substitute for nystatin ointment usp 100, 000 to treat ringworms?

Per webmd. Com: "In most cases, you can treat ringworm of the skin with antifungal creams or ointments. Many are available without a prescription. Use a nonprescription antifungal cream with miconazole or clotrimazole in it. Brand names include Micatin, Mycelex, and Tinactin." Ref. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/ringworm-of-the-skin-home-treatment ...Read more

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I've wringworms on ⅓ of my body. I've tried ointments but nothing treated it. I want oral treatment. Please help.

I've wringworms on ⅓ of my body. I've tried ointments but nothing treated it. I want oral treatment. Please help.

Needs evaluation: The treatment you seek will require you see a provider that can document you problem and prescribe the medication if it is appropriate. Some yeast infections like tinea versicolor cover large areas but are still better treated with topical medication. Improvement after treatment is often slow. See your doc. ...Read more

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Can Bnt ointment be used to cure ring worm?

Bnt ointment: BNT ointment is a veterinary medication and should not be used on humans. ...Read more

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8months of ring worm in my Groin area. It's very painful plz help sir, which medicine or ointment I am use?

8months of ring worm in my Groin area. It's very painful plz help sir, which medicine or ointment I am use?

Jock itch: You MAY have a fungus. Your doctor can prescribe what you need. There are over the counter sprays and powders but seeing your doctor is advised. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a skin infection. It itches very bad And seems to spread. Some say its ring worm. I use withfield ointment but does not help. Your thoughts?

I have a skin infection. It itches very bad And seems to spread. Some say its ring worm. I use withfield ointment but does not help. Your thoughts?

See a dermatologist: Your question is too vague. Infection??? Where? How long? Etc., etc. Whitfield ointment is an old prescription for certain dermatophyte infections. Dermatologists abandoned it 50 years ago in favor of much more effective remedies. For best result you must begin with a diagnosis. "A skin infection" does not define anything. Try again with the DETAILS. ...Read more

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How likely is it for my daughters hair to grow back after an infection from a ring worm she has been through almost 6 rounds of antibiotics and I have but triple antibiotic ointment on the infected spot nothin seems to make it go away or make the hair gro

How likely is it for my daughters hair to grow back after an infection from a ring worm she has been through almost 6 rounds of antibiotics and I have but triple antibiotic ointment on the infected spot nothin seems to make it go away or make the hair gro

Very: Very likely! If you have seen your doctor and have gotten rid of the fungal infection, you should see hair growth begin. Keep in mind, the hair has to start from the root, so it can take several weeks after the infection is gone to begin to see small sprouting hairs. Just give it a little time. ...Read more

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Wat is ringworm?

Wat is ringworm?

Ringworm: Ringworm is the common or lay term for a common superficial infection of the skin caused by a fungus (actually several types of fungus). It's name comes from the fact that the fungus tends to cause a circular patch of scaling scan with a slightly raised and redder border making it look like a ring. It can be treated with ordinary otc anti-fungal medications. ...Read more

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What cures ringworm?

Antifungal Meds: 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

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What causes ringworm?

A fungus: The most common cause is a fungus called trichophyton tonsurans. ...Read more

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How to cure ringworm?

Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp. ...Read more

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What's test 4 ringworm?

Micro exam, culture: Most of the time a dermatologist can diagnosis ringworm on visual exam alone. However, a microscopic exam (koh) or fungal culture (dtm) can be used to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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