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What can I use to treat ring worms?

What can I use to treat ring worms?

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 more

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What does ring worms look like on a kiddo?

What does ring worms look like on a kiddo?

Let explain: A ringworm rash usually appears as a scaly patch with an outer edge that is raised and red. As the patch spreads, the inside of the circle may appear much paler and actually seem to be healthy again. The patch may be single or actually several overlapping circles. ...Read more

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What does ring worms look like when they are going away?

What does ring worms look like when they are going away?

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

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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?

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?

Perhaps...: Ringworm is usually easy to treat. I wonder whether you are re-infecting each other. Have all of the members in the family (presume that they all have the same problem) been treated at the same time or are they otherwise free of ringworm? ...Read more

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What to do 4 ring worm?

What to do 4 ring worm?

Anti fungal cream: Buy over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole and apply it twice a day for 10-14 days. If it doesn't resolve or if it worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a ring worm itch?

Does a ring worm itch?

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 more

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How do you get ring worm?

Contact: From contact with an animal, person or item (like pillowcase etc) that is infected. It is contagious. ...Read more

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How can you treat ring worm?

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

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What do you do for ring worm?

What do you do for ring worm?

Anti fungal: Try Clotrimazole cream (over the counter, sold usually for "athletes foot"). If not better in 5 days see your doctor. May need full month of treatment for it to completely go away. ...Read more

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How does a person get ring worm.

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

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What should you do for ring worm?

What should you do for ring worm?

Anti-fungals: Ring worm is not a worm, but a fungal infection on the skin. Anti-fungal agents, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) at or lotrimin, can be effective against ring worm. Consult with your family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How does a person get ring worm?

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 more

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What is the medicine for ring worm?

Anti-fungal creams: Ringworm is not caused by a worm but is caused by a fungal infection. Anti-fungal creams, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) at, are very effective against the fungus that causes ringworm. ...Read more

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Can Bnt ointment be used to cure ring worm?

Bnt ointment: BNT ointment is a veterinary medication and should not be used on humans. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ring worm to clear up?

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

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Is it possible for a 12weeks old baby to get ring worms on their skin n what courses it?

Is it possible for a 12weeks old baby to get ring worms on their skin n what courses it?

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 more

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Is ring worm contagious?

Possibly: "Ring worm" is a common lay term for a fungal infection of the skin. Spores from the fungus are acquired by contact with a source; including animals, humans, or the environment. Once they get on your skin, they live on the surface old skin and tend to spread in a ring. The spores can be shed and acquired or pass by direct contact. Treatment cuts down on spore production and ability to spread. ...Read more

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