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What is the best home remedy for a ringworm?

What is the best home remedy for a ringworm?

Dermatomycosis: There are numerous otc anti-fungal preparations. Discuss with your friendly pharmacist and they will guide you to these. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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Is it ok for me to treat my ringworm with salt and vinegar. It became less red and what other home remedy may i use? Thank you in advance.

Is it ok for me to treat my ringworm with salt and vinegar. It became less red and what other home remedy may i use? Thank you in advance.

Would no that's good: How do you even know if you have ringworm. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can prescribe a cream which is eeither over the counter or prescription. ...Read more

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What causes ringworm to spread on body? Any treatment for preventing it from happening again?

Back to basics: Most people diagnosed with "ringworm" actually have something else. If you TRUELY have tinea corporis, a superficial fungus colonizing your body, then the important question is how did you get it? Do you have a serious disease with impaired immunity? Do you have chronic fungus on your feet? Most often this came from a person or an animal, most often a cat. These answers are the answers to the ques ...Read more

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Is salicylic acid treatment for ringworm?

Is salicylic acid treatment for ringworm?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Salicylic acid is not a recommended treatment for ringworm. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ringworm on the scalp?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ringworm on the scalp?

Creams at pharmacy: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...Read more

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Ringworm keeps recurring even with treatment?

Getting from cats?: Cats and sometimes dogs can have the same infection. You could be getting repeated exposure from them. Also, it may not be ringworm, which is just a type of skin fungus. It could be a different rash. If you have no pet exposure, it may be worth seeing your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a little baby with ringworm?

Topical medication: Topical meds are usually effective and oral are stressful to the yong liver and are not recommended. ...Read more

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Could ringworm still be contagious after treatment has started?

Not after 1 week: Treat with anti fungals cream such as Lamisil (terbinafine) for not less than 3-4 weeks, otherwise they will come back. ...Read more

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What is another treatment for ringworm besides canesten cream?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole): Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is available OTC in most of US.A small amount applied to the leading edge 2X daily generally kills it.Failure to improve would make the diagnosis in doubt. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm on the scalp?

Griseofulvin: Tinea is a fungus, and when it occurs on the scalp it is actually called tinea capitus. Tinea corporis, on the body, is called ringworm, because it causes a ring-like rash. Fungus on the scalp is harder to treat than on the body. Rinworm responds to creams, like lamisil, (terbinafine) for about 2 weeks, but the scalp requires an oral medicine, like griseofulvin, and for a longer period of time (6-12 weeks). ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of ringworm on the scalp?

Anti-fungals: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...Read more

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What is the best topical treatment for ringworm on the skin of my legs?

Butenafine: I do a lot of grappling and i always have someone with ringworm. I prefer Butenafine (mentax) because it is once a day. It is now available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ringworm of the body?

Terbinafine: This is now cheap and very safe. Also consider why you have it. You may have an immune deficiency. You may have contacted an infected person or animal. Usual dose is 250 mg pill once a day for 10 days. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm?

Refer to Grisofulvin: Refer to my answer with the "short answer" being grisofulvin. ...Read more

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