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Is it safe to masturbate if you have ringworm on your hands?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Would not do it.

Ringworm on the hand is called tinea manum. It should be treated aggressively to prevent spread to other parts of the body.
I would refrain from genital contact and masturbation until under treatment and recommendation by your doctor.

In brief: Would not do it.

Ringworm on the hand is called tinea manum. It should be treated aggressively to prevent spread to other parts of the body.
I would refrain from genital contact and masturbation until under treatment and recommendation by your doctor.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sure

I trust you have some reliable medication for the ringworm.

In brief: Sure

I trust you have some reliable medication for the ringworm.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Treat the ringworm

As long as you are applying antifungal medications to the lesions of your hands, washing and thoroughly drying the areas touched, you are at minimal risk of spreading this to other areas of your body.

In brief: Treat the ringworm

As long as you are applying antifungal medications to the lesions of your hands, washing and thoroughly drying the areas touched, you are at minimal risk of spreading this to other areas of your body.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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