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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 to prevent ringworm in the hair?

How to prevent ringworm in the hair?

Avoid sources: Ringworm spores are present in soil, on animals and on other humans. Good hand washing helps reduce risk. Never use head coverings (hat/scarf) or hair care items (combs, brushes) used by others. Make sure your hair care professional uses clean equipment.. Do this and you have reduced risk, but if you scratch your scalp you can plant spores at any point. ...Read more

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How to eliminate and prevent ringworms?

How to eliminate and prevent ringworms?

Few pointers.: Treatment is topical anti fungal creams. Prevention would include avoid moisture in skin, shower immediately after contact in public places, contact sports, gym mats etc. Early treatment helps Over the counter Clotrimazole cream helps if used early. ...Read more

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How do you prevent the spread of tineal ringworm?

Ringworm: Ringworm is a fungal infection (not a worm) which tends to thrive on heat and moisture. Washing then drying the area thoroghly and then applying anti-fungal medications will help to keep the ringworm from speading and eventually heal the skin. ...Read more

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I just touched someone with ringworm. How do I prevent myself from getting it?

Hand washing: The best thing to do is to promptly wash your hands (for at least the length of the abc song) with warm water and soap. Dry well. ...Read more

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My ringworm always coming back at the same place months after being cured . Now again my ringworm cured . How to prevent it from coming.Back?

2 reasons: Fungal spores, which cause the ringworm infection, do not wash out in the laundry and are not killed by the heat of the drier. They live for 30 days. If you don't treat your fungus infection for at least 30 days (despite it clearing up in only a few days with treatment), you're bound to re-infection. We have found there is a genetic predisposition to some fungi, so some ppl just keep getting it. ...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

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