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Doctor insights on: The Diseases Ringworm And Athlets Foot Are Caused By

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

Itchy toes: Redness, itching and scaling between the toes and on the foot. ...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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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. 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