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What Does Ringworm On The Hand Look Like After 5 Weeks Of Treatment
Should i put lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra on every one of my new bumps of ringworm ? They tiny and red should I start treatment right away?
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
Ringworm: If properly diagnosed and treated, ringworm of the hand should be completely resolved by 5 weeks. At worse there might be some residual faint pink tint to the skin and it may be a little smoother than normal, but no scarring. In individuals with darker pigmented skin the area of the healed infection is likely to be lighter in color for several months. ...Read more
Should be cleared up: It should be cleared up after five weeks of treatment. If not improved or resolved it may have been something else or the treatment was not successful. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
What does a ringworm rash look like when its healing and what could be the best treatment besides lotriman?
Red ring, clear middle: Ringworm rash is slightly raised, red ring with normal looking skin in the middle. It may be slightly itchy or not itchy at all. Home treatments? Tea tree oil, athlete's foot cream [clotrimazole, miconazole, lotrimin, terbinafine, tolnaftate]. Keep it covered. Don't share your clothing, towels, hairbrushes or other personal items. If it spreads or doesn't get better after 4 weeks, then see your doc. ...Read more
Should ringworm spots keep appearing even after treatment (Lotrimin (clotrimazole) Ultra) has been started for 5 days, or does it take awhile for it to take effect?
Ringworm: Ringworm can occasionally be resistant to treatment so you may need a different antifungal. Additionally, there is a common skin disorder that is often misdiagnosed as ringworm called pityriasis rosea which you may have. PR does not respond to topical antifungals but goes away on its own. It starts with one larger patch and then multiple smaller patches develop over a few weeks. ...Read more
Topical medication: Topical meds are usually effective and oral are stressful to the yong liver and are not recommended. ...Read more
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