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Ringworm On Eyelid
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
How can I treat ringworm on my eyelids? I've been using coconut oil, but it melts into my eyes causing blurry vision.
See your eye doctor: Coconut oil is good for many things, but one thing to keep in mind is not using it around the eyelids.There are specific eye ointments/creams that can be prescribed to help u that will be less bothersome than melting & causing blurred vision for you. So, see ur eye doctor soon, and get this taken care of. Ringworm of the eyelids is rare, and you want to first make sure U have the right diagnosis. ...Read more
How do I naturally get rid of ringworm on my eyes (eyelids)? I have tried everything to get rid of it, and nothing seems to be working.
See Eye MD: This would be so unusual, i suspect it is something else. See an ophthalmologist to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Ringworm near eye of 2 I/2 year old. Difficult to put topical med due to location. Can he be put on oral antifungal?
Oral anti fungal: Probably lbut their are systemic side effects that may happen that may not warrant it with one lesion. ...Read more
Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp. ...Read more
Fungus: There are many species of fungus that can cause a "ringworm". It is not a worm and its common name comes from its tendency to form ring like changes on infected skin.The germ eats the oldest layer, growing outward from its start point like ripples made in a pond after you toss a rock.Clinicians call it "tinea" and add a locator, like tinea corporis for ringworm on the body. ...Read more
"ringworm" is fungal: Infection of the skin that has the shape of a ring. If only 1 or 2 small patches, topical antifungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) can eradicate it, but takes couple weeks of treatment. Spray (lysol)/wash clothing/bedding/towels that come in contact with fungus. Check pets/other family members for lesions & treat. If large area involved, see fp for rx for oral medication. ...Read more
Recurrent tinea: The most common cause of recurring ringworm is not using the topical medication long enough (it should be applied at least 3 days after the lesion is no longer visible). Another consideration would be re-exposure from a source such as playmate or pet. When the treatment becomes difficult with topical medications, oral antifungals may be indicated. They are available by prescription only. ...Read more
A couple of ways: If the ring worm is small and not on the scalp, topical terbenafine for 2 weeks or longer may be all that is needed. If the lesion is on the face or scalp and does ot respond to topical, then oral medications are indicated. One must treat these long enought to rid the skin of the fungus. Deep infections require oral and even IV therapy. If in doubt, get see by pcp or derm. ...Read more
Full exam: Studies show topical antifungal medications work very well applied twice a day to ringworm. However, you require a full history and physical exam to rule out conditions which may be associated with you developing such an infection and to confirm the diagnosis. Stay calm and see a doctor. ...Read more