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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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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 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

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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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How long does it take to see improvement once treatment for ringworm is started?

How long does it take to see improvement once treatment for ringworm is started?

Couple of weeks: Ringworm located on the skin can take a few weeks to resolve. May see it start to fade after about a week. Tinea capitis, or ringworm on the head can take 1-2 months to resolve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to see improvement in ringworm once treatment is started?

Few days: You should notice improvement in just a few days. If it is not improving it may be due to some other skin condition. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How long should it take for ringworm to disappear when using treatment two-three times daily?

Depends on rx: If you are dealing with a superficial fungal infection and are using a prescription medication, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to completely eradicate it. We do not prescribe over the counter antifungals since they are considerable less effective than prescription ones. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more