ringworm fungal skin infection

Are fungal skin infections such as ringworm a sign of something worse?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease
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Not usually


Millions of totally normal people may get superficial fungal skin infections.
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Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

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Dr. Keira L. Barr
Dermatology
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Yes


This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a few times a week as a "body soap" on the area affected by infection. This will help keep the causative yeast under better control
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Have to have hiv to have a fungal skin infection such as tinea versicolor?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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No


Tinea versicolor is a failry common skin infection with a fungus called malassezia furfur. A person does not need to have HIV infection in order to have a case of tinea versicolor. This can be treated by oral or topical antifungals depending on the extent of the infection.

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Interesting Fact

Tinea Versicolor is a superficial fungal infection of the upper layers of the skin.

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How can i cure ringworm skin infection?

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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
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Anti-fungal cream


You can try an anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole, miconazole, terbinafine, and others. If that doesn't work, sometimes an oral anti-fungal prescription is needed.
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Is terbinfine the right or wrong med for Malassezia yeast skin infections on the trunk? when i look it up it says jock itch/ringworm which i dont have

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Works fine


This is one of several agents known to be effective in treating the disorder.
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The skin is the largest organ in the body.

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I have a skin infection at the top of my penis that looks like ringworm and some area of my penis becomes scaly.I feel itchy during night.what's this?

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Penis rash


It could very well be a fungal dermatitis. Over the counter anti fungal creams are worth a try. If it doesn't clear up with this treatment, best to see a urologist for exam
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How can I prevent skin infections, naturally? I find that I am prone to skin infections like ringworm, athlete's foot, infected hair folicles. What are some holistic methods of prevention?

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Dr. Carol Alvarado
Cosmetic Dentistry
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Try Effervess Revive


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How are fungal skin infections caught?

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Fungal Infections


A doctor can diagnose ringworm based on the appearance of the rash or reported symptoms. He or she will ask about possible exposure to people or animals with ringworm. The doctor may take skin scrapings or samples from the infected area and look at them under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis.
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Which type of fungal skin infection could this be?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease
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Dermatomycosis


Cannot possibly comment on what you may have without seeing it and examining you. Go and see a doctor. Good luck
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How do I treat fungal skin infections while pregnant?

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Cream


Topical antifungal creams are safe to use in pregnancy such as miconazole and lamisil

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