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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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So I had what looked like a ringworm on my eyelid, but after putting lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream on it for a couple weeks its still there.

Give it time: Can often take 4-6 weeks for ringworm, tinea, to improve. If not better, or if worse, may be time to see a dr or dermatology specialist and have a scraping done to further evaluate this. ...Read more

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How can I treat ringworm on my eyelids? I've been using coconut oil, but it melts into my eyes causing blurry vision.

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

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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.

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

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Can you get ring worm on Eyelid , looking like briueds?

Yes possible: It is possible to get tinea corporis - aka ring worm on the eyelid, though it is not a common location. I don't know what you mean by "briueds". ...Read more

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Could you get ring worm around your eye?

Could  you get ring worm  around your eye?

Ring worm: This means a skin fungus infection and can occur anywhere on the skin. ...Read more

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How to cure ringworm?

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

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Whats test 4 ringworm?

Micro exam, culture: Most of the time a dermatologist can diagnosis ringworm on visual exam alone. However, a microscopic exam (koh) or fungal culture (dtm) can be used to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to remove ringworm?

Direct contact: Most commonly the family pet brings it in the house. Give the pet a bathe if you have an outbreak. ...Read more

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What to do for ringworm?

Ring worm: See you physician to make sure it is ring worm and start topical therapy
if it is on scalp, nails - oral medication is needed. ...Read more

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What exactly is a ringworm?

What exactly is a ringworm?

Ringworms: Dermatophytes (skin fungi) survive on dead layer of keratin protein on top of skin & cause infection. They rarely invade deeper layers of skin. ...Read more

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Why is ringworm so stubborn?

Please clarify: Was the diagnosis made by a physician? Were you treated and how? How long was the treatment? Please provide as much detail as you can. ...Read more

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How did i contract ringworm?

Moisture: Warm and moist areas of the body can predispose someone for contracting a fungus..Cleansing the skin and drying the area well can prevent infection. ...Read more

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What is the name of ringworm ?

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

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Whats a good creme for ringworm?

Whats a good creme for ringworm?

Lamisil, (terbinafine)micatin: Lamisil (terbinafine) af or mication will work on ringworm in areas that are accessible to cream. In hair bearing areas an oral antifungal is necessary. ...Read more

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How is ringworm usually treated?

Ringworm : Ringworm is usually treated with either over-the-counter or prescription antifungal creams for 7-14 days. Resistant or extensive cases warrant prescription oral medications for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a ringworm?

Ringworm: is a fungal infection the affects the upper layer of skin. It is not caused by a worm. It presents as a red circle with normal skin in the center. The rash may or may not cause itching. Your physician should be able to diagnose ringworm. ...Read more

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I have ringworm. What should I do?

I have ringworm. What should I do?

Ringworm: If the ringworm is on your scalp, you will need a doctor's prescription for an oral antifungal medication to cure it. If it is located anywhere else on the skin, swome otc meds may help. Otherwist, your doctor can give you a prescription for it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ringworm?

Circular dry rash: "ringworm" is really a fungal infection of the skin and has nothing to do with worms. It occurs in humans and animals such as dogs and cats and is usually easy to treat with otc or prescribed anti-fungal ointment. ...Read more

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What looks like ringworm but it isn't ?

See a dermatologist: There are several conditions which can appear this way, but in order to be sure about what you are dealing with, must be examined. ...Read more

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How do you keep ringworm from spreading?

"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

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What causes recurring ringworm in children?

What causes recurring ringworm in children?

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

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How to distinguish between a ringworm and rosea?

KOH: If you mean pityriasis rosea (which is frequently mistaken for ringworm) a dermatologist can run a KOH prep for the presence of the fungal elements that cause ringworm. Often, though, he/she can tell the difference just by looking at it. ...Read more

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Is ringworm raised?

Is ringworm raised?

Raised border: Yes. Ringworm, a fungus skin rash, can have a raised border with a clearer spot in the center of the raised ring. ...Read more

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How to treat ringworm?

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

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How to treat ringworm?

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

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How to treat ringworm?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Try Lamisil (terbinafine) over the counter twice a day for 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Is ringworm contagious?

Yes: Yes, so it needs to be treated with an antifungal cream. Try an over the counter product until you can see a medical professional. ...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