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Ring worm and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   I need to speak someone about if I have ringworm or hives
User :   I have photos too
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXX
User :   hello
Doctor :   Please send the photos to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   I have few questions for you
Doctor :   after you send the photos
User :   ok I just sent the photos
User :   subject is Hives or Ringworm
Doctor :   Ok let me check
User :   First off I've had it for about 3 months, it does itch, burn and hot water does irriate it. No oozing what so ever
User :   I have been applying ringworm cream for past two weeks and I noticed two small bumps appearing so I feel it's not working. My doctor says he is not sure but dermetology is suppose to set me up an appointment. I am curious if I have to take precautions.
User :   My impression of this that it is hives because I do have dry skin and it itches.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   no, i hav gon ethrough the images
Doctor :   they are typical ring worms
User :   ic
Doctor :   May be the cream you using is not working
Doctor :   its better to switch over to another
User :   ok, i have been using a generic brand lately and changes to lamosil two days ago
User :   so hopefully this will make a difference
Doctor :   Yes,
User :   No my understanding of ringworm is that it is contagious only if broken or oozing correct?
User :   now my understanding of ringworm is that it is contagious only if broken or oozing correct?
Doctor :   yes you are right
User :   ok, good. I have not had that happen yet, so what signs should I see when they are being improved
Doctor :   The redness in the lesion should come down that indicates
Doctor :   that the lesion is getting inactive
User :   ok, great, thats all i had for you, thanks.
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you with?
User :   not today :)
Doctor :   thanks for consulting , bye for now
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