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Ringworm not a worm: Ringworm is a misnomer since it is a skin disorder produced by fungal organisms. Applying OTC antifungal agents such as Lotrimin AF, Nizoral, or Mycostatin (nystatin) cream should resolve the issue. Apply to the skin lesion including the area immediately outside the"ring" since the fungi spreads outward from the border. Avoid spread to normal skin areas by careful use of towels when drying from bathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It just fades: It is important to know that "ringworm" is a misnomer because the rash is not caused by a worm at all, but by a surface fungus called tinea corporis. After the fungus has been treated, the rash slowly becomes flatter and then the hyperpigmentation (dark skin) fades over time. ...Read more
I and my family in fact the whole society where i live, is suffering from(ring worms).I consulted at least 3 dermdocs but no use help me please tnx?
Yes, but not always: Typically ringworm does tch. I've seen some patients who do not complain of itching (especially early on). They an otc antifngal cream on the skin to see if that will help. If you are worried about it in the scalp, be sure to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The successful treatment of this process varies with the location. For most skin surfaces there are topical liquids/lotions available over the counter including lotrimin (clotrimazole). Applied twice daily this will often cure simple ringworm. When the infection is in the scalp or nal, an oral prescription med is often required. ...Read more
Ringworm is not a: worm, but is a fungal skin infection. A person gets it directly from contact with another person's skin who has it, or from contact with a surface that was touched by another person's ringworm, such as a mat used by wrestlers. It is easily treated with a medicated cream. If you think you have it, contact your doctor to be seen. ...Read more
Exposure: The fungal agent of ringworm is found in soil, dust, on humans or animals as a opportunist. It eats the top layers of older skin, leaving behind the healthy younger cells.As it reproduces, its offspring continue their forward movement, creating a rough outer ring, like riples to a rock tossed in a pond.A central area of clearing is expected.Otc meds can help over wks. Not all rings are ringworm. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: This is the public information HT site. There is no way for us to review any information you upload to the site. We can only consider the description you post in a question. There is a separate private concierge HT site that has some of those features but you must go to that site directly. ...Read more
See details: This question usually comes up when there is a request for clearance to return to sport participation ( Wrestling) The appropriate duration of treatment before returning to sport is unknown but most experts agree 10 to 15 days is reasonable time period to restrict participation in sports, assuming that the athlete was treated with an oral anti fungal medication when diagnosis is made ...Read more
First question, yes: Any rash in 12 week old should be seen fairly promptly by the pediatrician or primary doctor. It is very possible for an infant to get ringworm. It is a skin fungus that is usually harmless in healthy older children and adults. Are there any kittens or other new pets in the home? As ringworm is an opportunistic infection, it is important to get correct dx and make sure it isn't serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes going away: It can look that way before clearing. ...Read more
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