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Hello doctors, my husband is getting recurrent ring worm infection. It stars as very small and then day by day it will bigger and bigger and after som?

Hello doctors, my husband is getting recurrent ring worm infection. It stars as very small and then day by day it will bigger and bigger and after som?

See dermatologist : Ringworm is a fungal infection that can be treated with topical prescription creams such as naftin 2% cream. Sometimes, oral treatment with Fluconazole or Lamisil (terbinafine) may be needed in extensive cases. See a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is it dangerous for an infant to get a ring worm infection?

Is it dangerous for an infant to get a ring worm infection?

No! : Fungal skin infections are rarely serious or of consequence. Treatment is simple and effective. Don't worry, and follow your doctor's instructions to get rid of the fungus. ...Read more

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I have a skin infection that had been going on for a while and it's getting worse, I think it's ring worm but I'm not sure.

Hard to say: Hard to say much without more detailed history and a photo. If you think it looks like ringworm and you don't have a fever or rapidly progressing rash, try an over the counter antifungal for a week. Generic Clotrimasole will work. Continue for several weeks twice a day until clear. If at any point it worsens again, you will need to be seen. I hear great things about your health system! ...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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Derma give duracan and elica m for my fungal infection.. pls help me to get rid of this.. i think its a ring worm. Can i get this thru water? Thnku

Derma give duracan and elica m for my fungal infection.. pls help me to get rid of this.. i think its a ring worm. Can i get this thru water? Thnku

Yes: humidity can cause fungal infection. ringworm is like a ring . Elica is only for itching not for treatment. one dose of oral duracan may be enough but follow ur derm md advice. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread ring worm to genital area and cause a yeast infection ?

Is it possible to spread ring worm to genital area and cause a yeast infection ?

Not exactly: If ringworm were spread from one body part to another it would still be ringworm. It would not cause a different infection to occur like a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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I had ring worm infction(not clinically diagnosed), and cleansed it with hydrogen peroxide. 3yrs after there is still hyperpigmentation, is it normal?

I had ring worm infction(not clinically diagnosed), and cleansed it with hydrogen peroxide. 3yrs after there is still hyperpigmentation, is it normal?

Irritation of skin: often provokes increased pigmentation. This takes a long time to decrease and often does not totally go away. dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them, so I cannot comment with surety. ...Read more

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Had Ring like infection on grion for sometime.Now little red blisters on grion and feet along with ringworm.used flucanozole and miconazole.

Ringworm: Creams for ringworm are first line treatment, but if this does not work, you may need to see your doctor who can prescribe medications by mouth. Consider, also, that this may not be ringworm after all. Your doctor should be able to help you with this. ...Read more

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What to do 4 ring worm?

What to do 4 ring worm?

Anti fungal cream: Buy over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole and apply it twice a day for 10-14 days. If it doesn't resolve or if it worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you do for ring worm ?

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 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 (terbinafine) 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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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 (terbinafine) at, are very effective against the fungus that causes ringworm. ...Read more

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Is ring worm contagious?

Possibly: "Ring worm" is a common lay term for a fungal infection of the skin. Spores from the fungus are acquired by contact with a source; including animals,humans,or the environment. Once they get on your skin, they live on the surface old skin and tend to spread in a ring. The spores can be shed and acquired or pass by direct contact. Treatment cuts down on spore production and ability to spread. ...Read more

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Treatment for ring worm?

Treatment for ring worm?

Various: Ringworm is caused by skin fungus. Some cases of ringworm are caused by the same fungus that cause athlete's foot. For many cases of ringworm on the arms, legs or torso, creams or ointments will get rid of the skin yeast. For widespread cases or for ringworm in the scalp tablets are used. ...Read more

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Ring worm, can I use selsun ?

No: Selsun works for tinea versicolor, but not tinea corporis (ringworm). ...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