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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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What other skin rashes look like ring worm? Will lotrimin work on those other rashes too?

What other skin rashes look like ring worm?  Will lotrimin work on those other rashes too?

Fungal only: Lotrimin is a topical antifungal antibiotic and will only work for certain types of fungal skin infections. ...Read more

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Can the emergence room do anything about a ring worm i've been useing cream but it doesn't seem like its getting better looks like it's spreading?

Can the emergence room do anything about a ring worm i've been useing cream but it doesn't seem like its getting better looks like it's spreading?

Yes: If you have a rash that is not responding to current treatment it would be wise to have it evaluated by a healthcare provider. If the rash is ring worm (fungus) then it may take a while to respond to topical anti-fungal cream treatment. It may take weeks to fully resolve but should at least start to improve and stop spreading early in treatment (about 7-10 days). ...Read more

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I have ring worm and it's spreading like crazy! how do I get rid of it?

I have ring worm and it's spreading like crazy!  how do I get rid of it?

Ring Worm: Apply topical antifungal medications to the lesion itself and 1 inch beyond its border twice daily for a minimum of two weeks, and at least one week after it goes away. Keep the infected area clean and dry. Over-the-counter medications available at the drugstore include: miconazole 2% (monistat-derm, lotrimin af powder, lotrimin af powder spray, lotrimin af liquid spray, and micatin);lamisil. ...Read more

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My daughter is allergic to insect bites...Age swells up and gets a rash that looks like ring worm....I dint know what to get to keep the bugs?

My daughter is allergic to insect bites...Age swells up and gets a rash that looks like ring worm....I dint know what to get to keep the bugs?

Insect Repellant: Considered safe for children of all ages and for pregnant women, biteblocker organic xtreme uses only plant-based ingredients, like soybean and geranium oils (formulas that use oil of lemon eucalyptus are also botanically derived, but aren't safe for kids younger than age 3). As with most natural insect repellents, protection time varies greatly among individuals -- anywhere from 90 minutes up. ...Read more

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Dry skin that looks like ring worm but isn't & it itchs & only on my arms what is this?

Dry skin that looks like ring worm but isn't & it itchs & only on my arms what is this?

I do not know: Skin conditions really are impossible to diagnose over the computer. Best to get evaluation and have the condition properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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