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Will You Get Ringworm From Swimming
Not likely: Ringworm or tinea is caused by a fungus known as a dermatophyte. It lives on human and animal skin. It prefers moist areas of skin, but can grow anywhere on the body. It can be acquired by direct contact with infected skin of animals or humans. The dermatophyte does not live in water so it is unlikely that you would get it from swimming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: I assume you are using a topical antifungal for the ringworm (a fungal infection of the skin and not actually a worm despite the name). If you are using a topical treatment and are swimming right after you normally apply the medication, wait until after swimming and then apply to avoid it being washed off before it has penetrated the skin. If it is a pill, swimming will have no effect. ...Read more
I believe I have contracted a ringworm from a public swimming pool a week ago . Everyday it gets more pus inside of it , surrounding the ringworm?
Doctor can evaluate: Ringworm on the skin is a fungal infection of the surface of the skin, called a Tinea corporis infection. It generally does not get pus inside it. A pus-forming infection more often has bacteria as the cause. Thus, a doctor should look at the skin problem and offer a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
If I have ringworm can I go swimming? I have had it for about 2 weeks now, I've kept it covered with an anti fungal cream every day. it is faint now.
Yes: You are unlikely to contaminate the pool or transmit the infection to anybody else. ...Read more
My son has ringworm on his scalp. He has been taking Terbinafine for 9 days. Can he go swimming in our salt water pool?
Can I go swimming if I have ringworm and am on a topical antifungal cream and antifungal pill prescribed by a doctor?
Think contracted ringworm from couch at son house who watched friend cat, not from swimming pool. Your opinion. Used anti fungal on couch, cushions put in sunshine, and used diatomaceous earth prior to sleeping on it?
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Yes: It is possible to get ringworm (tinea corporis) from both humans and household pets, depending on who has the fungus. Tinea is contagious, but not super contagious to healthy people, so it is hard to predict how much contact with a person or animal it takes for one to get a rash. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How easily is ringworm passed on to humans from cats? My kitten has it, the internet makes it seem like you'll get it just from being near him. True?
Ringworm contagious: Ringworm is commonly found on kitten and can easily pass to humans as a skin infection. But it is not an absolute that you will get ringworm from the kitten. You can have the vet give medicine to get your cat cured as well. You would have to touch the cat in order to get the infection. ...Read more
Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Patches that have been treated and healing may have a temporary brown discoloration. ...Read more
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