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What is best for treating ringworm lomitrin ringworm or lomitrin ultra?

What is best for treating ringworm lomitrin ringworm or lomitrin ultra?

Ringworm : Either can work but you may need a prescription medication if no improvement in a week ...Read more

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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


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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?

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

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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?

Hard to tell: You history is too vague to get an answer. If you had been using an anti-fungal cream yet the "ringworm" continued to spread, then it is not ringworm. Perhaps it is time for you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Most likely: The antifungal that you have is effective for fungal skin disease Tx. In the groin area you may have yeast or fungus or a mixed infection and the Butenafine may or may not be effective but should do no harm for limited use (2-4 weeks) ...Read more

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Is lotrimin as strong as lamisil (terbinafine) 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.

Is lotrimin as strong as lamisil (terbinafine) 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

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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?

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

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I have a circular red rash on my arm that's spreading. I have been treating it as ringworm but its not going away. Is it ringworm or something else?

See your doctor: If you are using otc meds, the are not always effective. Sometimes a prescription antifungal is needed. But there are other types of rashes that can look like ringworm. See you doctor for a recheck. ...Read more

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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?

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