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Does ringworm have any long term affects?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Not particulary

You may have an enlarging rash and itching but "long term"? Just don't put up with it long term! not all "ring worm" is ring worm. If you have one, treat it with otc terbenifine (lamisil) for a minimum of 2 weeks.
If persistent or unsure, see your pcp or dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Not particulary

You may have an enlarging rash and itching but "long term"? Just don't put up with it long term! not all "ring worm" is ring worm. If you have one, treat it with otc terbenifine (lamisil) for a minimum of 2 weeks.
If persistent or unsure, see your pcp or dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Kelly Kane
sometimes you can have some skin pigment changes after ringworm infection. They usually go away in time.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Common but not harmful easily treated problems are abdominal pain sleepless due to itching and restlessness.

In brief: No

Common but not harmful easily treated problems are abdominal pain sleepless due to itching and restlessness.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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