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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


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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 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.

Longer course: If it is helping continue with a longer course. If not completely resolved within 3 weeks, he needs to be seen. There are other kinds of rashes that can look like ringworm. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Visit your doctor: The symptoms you are describing may be related with a ring worm but also may be related with a yeast (fungal) infection. The treatment is different. An expert eye (like your pediatrician) exam will make the difference in choosing the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

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 more

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How to treat jock itch and ring worm in the knee?

How to treat jock itch and ring worm in the knee?

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

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How do you get rid of ring worm in children if they all play together?

How do you get rid of ring worm in children if they all play together?

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

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What should you do for ring worm?

What should you do for ring worm?

Anti-fungals: Ring worm is not a worm, but a fungal infection on the skin. Anti-fungal agents, such as Lamisil at or lotrimin, can be effective against ring worm. Consult with your family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How does a person get ring worm ?

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 more

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What do you do for ring worm ?

Anti fungal : Try Clotrimazole cream (over the counter, sold usually for "athletes foot"). If not better in 5 days see your doctor. May need full month of treatment for it to completely go away. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for ring worm?

Anti-fungal creams: Ringworm is not caused by a worm but is caused by a fungal infection. Anti-fungal creams, such as Lamisil at, are very effective against the fungus that causes ringworm. ...Read more

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Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more