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Have rings chest, legs, taking treatment for ring worm infection. Life threatening, medicine?

i have a friend that has huge rings on her chest back and legs she said they are ring worms and is treating them the thing is that she doesn't like going to traditional doctors and won't take regular meds i'm worried about her can this condition be life threating? can you recomend anything she can take that will help? she has 3 dogs and 2 cats and chickens in the house
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Ring worms are superficial fungal infection and they are not life threatening conditions.

They can easily be treated with anti fungal agents(Topical ointments and oral drugs).

It is likely to spread to other if the is close contact.

She needs to consult a dermatologist.
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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