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Ring Worm Groin
I'm having ring worm around my groin area frm lst 3 mnths.applied neo clobenate ..now i hv no itching. but the stain is still there ..wat to do ?
Keep treating: Until stain completely disappears .If not gone after one month,u may need a different med. ...Read more
My husband has ring worm in his groin area and some more has appeared in neck. He is using clotrimazole. It is reducing but come back again and again.
My son has ring worms from about 2 months , they are now spreaded from below his undy to above towards his groin till waistlines and other body parts.?
possibly: The distribution pattern for eczema is fairly predictable, while "ring worm" which is a superficial fungus infection can occur anywhere on the body including scalp, beard, trunk, groin, foot. Both rashes can be itchy, but eczema is really itchy. Eczema responds well to cortisone creams/ointments, while cortisone can potentially worsen ringworm. Doc can scrape the lesion and culture for fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
JOCK ITCH IN KNEE?: JOCK ITCH OCCURS IN THE GROIN, NOT IN THE KNEE. JOCK ITCH IS A FUNGAL INFECTION, LIKE ATHLETE'S FOOT. ANY OVER THE COUNTER RINGWORM MEDICATIONS CAN BE USED IF IT IS, INDEED, A FUNGAL INFECTION. AND IF YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR FEET AND IN YOUR TOE WEBS, TREAT THESE AS WELL. ...Read more
Antifungal Creams: When fungus affects the skin of the body or the groin, many antifungal creams can clear the condition in around two weeks. Examples of such preparations include those that contain Clotrimazole (cruex cream, desenex cream, lotrimin cream, lotion, and solution), Miconazole (monistat-derm cream), ketoconazole (nizoral cream), econazole (spectazole), Naftifine (naftin), and terbinafine (lamisil cream. ...Read more
Exposure: The fungal agent of ringworm is found in soil, dust, on humans or animals as a opportunist. It eats the top layers of older skin, leaving behind the healthy younger cells.As it reproduces, its offspring continue their forward movement, creating a rough outer ring, like riples to a rock tossed in a pond.A central area of clearing is expected.Otc meds can help over wks. Not all rings are ringworm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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