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Ringworm keeps recurring even with treatment?

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Dr. Eleanor Host
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Getting from cats?

Cats and sometimes dogs can have the same infection.
You could be getting repeated exposure from them. Also, it may not be ringworm, which is just a type of skin fungus. It could be a different rash. If you have no pet exposure, it may be worth seeing your doctor or a dermatologist.

In brief: Getting from cats?

Cats and sometimes dogs can have the same infection.
You could be getting repeated exposure from them. Also, it may not be ringworm, which is just a type of skin fungus. It could be a different rash. If you have no pet exposure, it may be worth seeing your doctor or a dermatologist.
Dr. Eleanor Host
Dr. Eleanor Host
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Two possibilities...

Either the diagnosis is wrong or the treatment is wrong.
Many over-the-counter anti-fungal creams are not effective for ringworm, despite their advertisements. And if it isn't ringworm in the first place, you'll need an entirely different treatment. So see a dermatologist to get a precise diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Two possibilities...

Either the diagnosis is wrong or the treatment is wrong.
Many over-the-counter anti-fungal creams are not effective for ringworm, despite their advertisements. And if it isn't ringworm in the first place, you'll need an entirely different treatment. So see a dermatologist to get a precise diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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