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I've been treating ringworm on my chin & it's improving, but I see what looks like "ghosts" or traces of similar patterns elsewhere UNDER the skin?
Can spread: Ring worm can spread. If you are seeing other areas that look like what was on your chin, best to treat these areas as well (topical antifungal cream?) If you are unsure, best to see healthcare provider as skin lesions really need to be seen/felt and sometimes biopsied to get you the correct diagnosis and treatment. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
It took 3 weeks after i started treating "ringworm" it's spreading. Small dots on chest can it be pityriasis rosea or ing worm spreads fast like dots?
Can butenafine be used for treating ringworm on chest?is ringworm on chest same fungus as jock itch ,whats the difference in kind of fungi?
Is lotrimin as strong as lamisil in treating ringworm? And is it ok to use lotrimin 1% on my 4mo old baby. It looks like she has it on her stomach.
Yes&yes but only if: Lotrimin is an over-the-counter brand of clotrimazole which is an antifungal. While Lotrimin doesn't have specific adult vs pediatric guidelines, clotrimazole is approved for use in children. However, it's best to have your infant evaluated to confirm your suspicions. Lamisil is an OTC brand of terbinafine which is also an antifungal but only approved topically for children older than 12yo. ...Read more
Why butenafine is not listed as topical cream for treating ringworm?does it treat the right kind of fungus which is on chest rash?
Hi doc, I just want to ask if it is safe to use as a treatment (salicylic acid) in treating ringworm on the top of nipple, im in breastfeeding my baby?
Salicyclic acid/baby: The trouble with salycylic acid on a breast with tinea infection is that the aspirin essentially can be ingested by the baby (though small quantities) and this could cause a bit of prolongation in baby's bleeding time....probably not really an issue unless the baby has some type of abnormality in bleeding or clotting mechanisms...check with OB/GYN on wisdome of this methodology. ...Read more
I've been treating my facial ringworm for 2 weeks now, almost gone, not really swollen anymore but it's still pink I have a wedding, can I wear makeup?
I had three rashes on my neck and front of arm pits that looked like ringworm treating them.Spotted like hive under arms.What do youthink it is?
Picture, pls: W/out seeing them, it's really hard to make a diagnosis (correct one). I'd recommend taking a pic with your cell phone and attach it to the reply. That way we may come up with some answer. ...Read more
Tea tree oil: Use tea tree oil soap. Do not share towels. Wash hands. Put ointment or whatever you are using to treat existing spots on any new ones that appear. ...Read more
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