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I have ringworm and athletes foot. What can I do to cure it?

I have ringworm and athletes foot. What can I do to cure it?

Anti fungal: These are two common names for a fungal infection known as tinea. Tinea can be caused by different funguses. You may try an over the counter anti fungal cream twice a day for 2 wks but if it is not resolving within a week, you should see md for prescription treatment. ...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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I have ringworms in my foot n genitals.. can i use temovate clobetasol cream for it?

I have ringworms in my foot n genitals.. can i use temovate clobetasol cream for it?

Ringworm: This is a fungal infection sometimes transmitted by pets. There are no actual worms involved. The cream you speak of is a topical steroid that is good for inflammation. See your podiatrist for your feet and family doc for the other area for proper assistance ...Read more

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What's the recomm. Systemic treatment for a concurrent case of ringworm + athlete's foot that is too slow to resolve with topical use of clotrimazole?

What's the recomm. Systemic treatment for a concurrent case of ringworm + athlete's foot that is too slow to resolve with topical use of clotrimazole?

Need better cream: Several systemic antifungals are available (terbinafine, fluconazole, itraconazole), but i generally go with a prescription-strength antifungal cream (ketoconazole, ciclopirox, etc.) before resorting to an oral medication. ...Read more

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Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Yes: All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications. ...Read more

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I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands. ?

I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands. ?

A 1000 word picture.: Unfortunately, trying to identify the nature of skin conditions or infections is extremely difficult to do without actually seeing it. Let's face it, a lot of these conditions have the same general appearance. A real time exam or at least several high quality images are necessary for an accurate opinion. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Try Effervess Revive: Revtt ive is a all natural organic aloe vera body gel. Aloe vera is an ancient plant that helps a variety of skin conditions. Effervess is pure aloe vera visit www.Effervess.Com to order. ...Read more

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Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more

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Can my baby get ringworm from my own athlete's foot rash?

Can my baby get ringworm from my own athlete's foot rash?

Possible, not likely: It would take prolonged periods of contact for this to happen. I do not expect the baby to get ringworm from your athletes foot. ...Read more

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How are athlete’s foot and ringworm related?

How are athlete’s foot and ringworm related?

Same thing: Both are terms for a fungus infection of the skin. Different terms refer to different locations in the body... ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine for ringworm rash on feet?

Could you tell me what's the best medicine for ringworm rash on feet?

Ring worm on feet: If ring worm is on skin of feet (tinea pedis) - topical antifungals like otc athelet's foot cream works but if it involves the nails than one needs oral antifungal. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish athletes foot from ringworm? What's the best way to relieve dry, itchy feet?

How do you distinguish athletes foot from ringworm? What's the best way to relieve dry, itchy feet?

Same: Athletes foot is a type of ringworm on the feet. As opposed to the scalp, groin, r somewhere else. Topical antifungals creams such as lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin, or undecalynic acid will treat athletes foot- dry scales. ...Read more

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Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for athlete's foot cure ringworm?

Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for athlete's foot cure ringworm?

Probably: But like i just told another poster, fungal spores live for 30 days and do not wash out or are killed in the drier. So you need to keep treating the area for at least 30 days to prevent the fungus from returning (unless you're a fun-guy). ...Read more

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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read more

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Could using tinactin (tolnaftate) on the bottom of my feet be the cause of my ringworm on my thigh?

Could using tinactin (tolnaftate) on the bottom of my feet be the cause of my ringworm on my thigh?

No: You simply have superficial fungal infections in two different sites. It was not caused by tinactin (tolnaftate). ...Read more

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I've had ringworm for about 7 years and my husband has had foot fungus since little. Can that be transmitted to our baby when pregnant?

I've had ringworm for about 7 years and my husband has had foot fungus since little. Can that be transmitted to our baby when pregnant?

No fetal transmissio: Ringworm and athlete's foot type fungal infections are not to spread through the placenta to the developing baby. They are spread more from skin contact. Both ringworm and athletes foot respond to topical and oral medications,and if those have been used consistently without resolving, I would question the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My son is 2 he has a hard lump under hes skin on hes foot it shaped like a ring but is not ringworm, it is not painfull just slightly red?

My son is 2 he has a hard lump under hes skin on hes foot it shaped like a ring but is not ringworm, it is not painfull just slightly red?

Wart: Several possibilities, but it sounds like a plantar's wart .The doctor would know or a picture may help.Other considerations include a bugbite or splinter.More info would help, such as how long it has been there, how big, etc. ...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