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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. Marvin Ott
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Infection (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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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