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I'm currently using anti fungal cream for a ringworm on my arm. Do I have to cover it with a bandaid? Would it spread to other people if not bandaged?

I'm currently using anti fungal cream for a ringworm on my arm. Do I have to cover it with a bandaid? Would it spread to other people if not bandaged?

Not usually: It is actually better to leave it uncovered, or loosely covered with your normal clothing. To prevent it from spreading, wash your towels, sheets, and clothes regularly. If you’re doing an activity in which the affected area might come in contact with other people or surfaces – such as going to the gym – then it’s a good idea to cover the area temporarily. ...Read more

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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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Should my ringworm burn when I put cream on it? Ketoconazole?

Ringworm burning: It is always possible for a cream to sting or burn, so anything is normal. If the sensation lasts longer than you are comfortable with, it is time to call your doctor. Ketoco. ...Read more

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I'm on ketconazole oral for scalp ringworm. Should I put any ringworm cream as well or what else should I be doing to get rid of it?

I'm on ketconazole oral for scalp ringworm. Should I put any ringworm cream as well or what else should I be doing to get rid of it?

The med should do it: The germ of scalp ringworm infects the hair root (deep in the skin), which is why topical medications/creams will not kill it off. You can decrease some of the surface evidence of the ringworm quicker if you use the cream, but the oral med gets into the blood and takes germ killer to all areas of the root and scalp and eventually kills it. ...Read more

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Both cat and I have ringworm and being treated with topical creams. But my ringworm continues to spread, including on areas covered by clothes. Help?

Unusual: Your problem may not be ringworm but from something in your clothing if the only involved area is covered by your clothing. New clothing may have been treated with formaldehyde which you may have problem with or it may be from your laundry detergent / anti-static agent. Make sure that your washing machine is rinsing correctly. See dermatologist if problem continues. ...Read more

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I'm getting a ringworm above my lip that I put an anti fungus cream which seem to be causing my outter trim of my lip to swell. What can I do to stop?

I'm getting a ringworm above my lip that I put an anti fungus cream which seem to be causing my outter trim of my lip to swell. What can I do to stop?

Stop the cream: Ringworm on the lip is pretty unusual, especially for a woman. Maybe it's something else. Sounds like cream is making things worse. Consult with your doctor or HealthTap Prime (submit a good photo). ...Read more

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What are the creams for ringworm?

Antigungal creams: There are many over-the -counter creams for fungal infections. The difficulty lies in deciding if the "rash" you have is caused by a fungus. While they certainly can't hurt you if you are wrong, occasionally they will cause a contact dermatitis, further complicating the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best cream to get for ringworm?

Ringworm is: A fungus. You can try any over the counter antifungal cream. ...Read more

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What is the strongest OTC cream for ringworm?

What is the strongest OTC cream for ringworm?

They are similar: There are several available--lamisil, lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) etc. Are similar in efficacy. You don't really need strong, just have to be the right medicine. The strength available are appropropriate/adequate to treat commom skin fungal/ringworm infections--just use as directed by their instructions. If not better in about 2 wks, consult doc for proper diagnosis/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the strongest ringworm cream that I could buy?

What's the strongest ringworm cream that I could buy?

They are similar: There are several available--lamisil, lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) etc. Are similar in efficacy. You don't really need strong, just have to be the right medicine. The strength available are appropropriate/adequate to treat commom skin fungal/ringworm infections (not beard/scalp areas). If not better in about 2 wks, consult doc for proper diagnosis/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to remove ringworm to my entire body. What creams can I use?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a correct diagnosis. "ringworm" is not a diagnosis. If you actually have fungus on your entire body----very unlikely------you need to find out how & why this happened. Then your dr will treat you. ...Read more

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How can I clear extensive/recurring ringworm (preferably with out the cream)?

How can I clear extensive/recurring ringworm (preferably with out the cream)?

Multiple tinea: When the treatment of multiple or recurrrent ringworm lesions becomes difficult to treat with topical medications, oral antifungals may be indicated. They are available by prescription only. ...Read more

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I have been getting ringworm for over a year. Pills or creams won't stop them from coming. What do I do?

Get reevaluated: Recurrent fungal skin infections (ringworm is a fungal infection, not a parasitic infection) may be a sign of a problem with your immune system. See you doctor and discuss this issue- depending on your past and present history and risk factors, tests can be performed assess for an immune-deficient state. At minimum, get yourself tested for hiv. ...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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How long before antifungal cream eliminates my childs ringworm?

Up to a month: Topical treatment for ringworm generally consists of anti fungal cream applied to the affected area twice daily for up to a month. Once the ringworm is gone, which may occur by the 2nd week, it is advised to continue treatment for an additional week or two to make sure it doesn't return. ...Read more

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1 clotrimazole cream takes days to treat ringworm?

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A few weeks: Use it for a few weeks until you can't see the ringworm and continue another 1 week after that. It will also depend on how big the rash/es is/are. ...Read more

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Is clobetasol propionate cream effective for ringworm?

No No No No No: Clobetasol is one of the strongest topical cortisones we have. It will suppress the body's normal inflammatory response to the fungus infection, make the skin look less red, but will also let the fungus grow better, so that when you stop the clobetasol, the fungus will be worse than before. ...Read more

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Can I purchase an over the counter cream to treat ringworm?

Can I purchase an over the counter cream to treat ringworm?

Clotrimazole: Topical Cream, see if that can be purchased OTC in your area, read the labels carefully, if no improvement, you ought to see your doctor / dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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Should I wash my ringworm often keep it fresh? And any other cream that's good besides ketoconazole?

Should I wash my ringworm often keep it fresh? And any other cream that's good besides ketoconazole?

Many options: Here in the states, there are many anti-fungal options available w/o prescription. I don't know about brazil which is where your post listed you. Wash ; dry prior to applying your anti-fungal cream. Talk to your family doc if the rash doesn't go away after a week or so. Keep the area dry between applications of anti-fungal cream. ...Read more

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My Ringworm's won't permanently leave. Even applying creams, it will leave, but then come back. Why does it do this and what can I do?

My Ringworm's won't permanently leave. Even applying creams, it will leave, but then come back. Why does it do this and what can I do?

Resistance: The cream you are using may not be effective or you are still being exposed to the origin of the ring worm. Make sure your friends or partner do not have similar lesions, take a shower immediately after exercise. You may need to have your doctor take a look as it may not be ringworm ...Read more

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Miconazole cream can it cure ringworm?

Miconazole cream can it cure ringworm?

Yes, if on the skin: Miconazole cream is an anti-fungal medication. It will work well on "ringworm" -a fungal infection of the skin. If the fungal infection is on the scalp, it will require anti-fungal pills. ...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