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Doctor insights on: Ring Worm On Foot

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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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


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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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Is it possible to get ring worm in your vagina?

No: The germs involved do not find the vaginal tissue a proper food source.You can, however, get yeast that may thrive in that setting. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get ring worm on your vagina area?

Is it possible to get ring worm on your vagina area?

Yes: Tinea , or fungal, infections around the vulva or in the crural fold can occur. The disease often begins after physical activity that results in copious sweating, and the source of the infecting fungus is usually the patient's own tinea pedis or athlete 's foot. ...Read more

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Can facial ring worm spread to the inside of your nose?

Can facial ring worm spread to the inside of your nose?

Yes: You should make sure that you treat the "ring worm" appropriately and try not to scratch. Sometimes it can become superinfected with staph or strep from hands and fingernails. If the rash becomes sticky or spreads to the inner part of the nose be sure to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a rash that looks like ring worm all over my body it itchs so bad but antibacterial cream isnt helping?

Wrong medication: Ringworm, despite it's name, is actually caused by a fungus. Antibacterial cream will not help. An antifungal such as miconazole or clotrimazole will be more helpful, but needs to be applied twice daily for 3-4 weeks. If it's not improving over 1-2 weeks, you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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Had a couple small rings on skin, thought it was ring worm but it went away in less than 24hrs, and wasn't itchy/raised/or dry?

Had a couple small rings on skin, thought it was ring worm but it went away in less than 24hrs, and wasn't itchy/raised/or dry?

Hives?: It could have been hives. See an allergist, who will try to look for triggers to your hives and may recommend medications to prevent the hive ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has ring worm on her scalp does it spread to the rest of her scalp or just stay in the same area?

See your doc : Ringworm on the scalp requires special treatment because it can spread and can result in hair loss. She should not scratch it, as that contributes to spread. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yes i jusy noticed that it isn't a ring worm. Im not sure what it is it looks like a bit cause it has 2 bites or blisters so im not sure what it is?

Yes i jusy noticed that it isn't a ring worm. Im not sure what it is it looks like a bit cause it has 2 bites or blisters so im not sure what it is?

A picture needed: For skin conditions it's always helpful to have a picture of the area of concern that way we can make a better decision. I'm not sure of the location of your concern however if you have bites or blisters I would consider either a viral herpetic infection for an insect bite. ...Read more

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I've had these ring worm looking rashes for almost 3 months now. Started with a small one that grew almost 3 in in circumference. on my torso-spreadin?

Confusing issue: The data you list is scant. Just because it forms rings does not mean it is ringworm.Good treatments for the wrong diagnosis will never fix the problem. See a doctor and have a real evaluation.A proper diagnosis can lead to successful treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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