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Recurrent ringworm infection. Have nickel allergy. Treatment and prevention?

My son is 21 yrs old and wrestling at away at school. He keeps getting ringworm . What can we do? He is also has a nickel allergy . I believe this is now internal and flare ups will recur quickly. How do we treat and prevent it? I would prefer a more natural approach. He has tried creams and meds through campus and home doctors.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Ring worm is a fungal infection and it is confined only up to the skin.
There may be high chances of recurrent infection as it may spread by contact.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ dermatologist and should get proper examination.
Possibility of nickel allergy may be present and this can be distinguish only by clinical examination.
Treatment depends on diagnosed disease.
He has to apply steroids for nickel allergy.
In case of ring worm infestations, he has to take antifungal medication both oral forms and topical ointment.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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