Ring worm

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I have been suffering from Ringworm on both the shoukders since 2 months. On visiting a doctor in Oct 2012, I was told to use Daktacort ointment for a week and though it seemed to reduce, ringworm reappeared 1 week after I stopped using. So doc advised me to continue using it for another 2 weeks, but no relief. So after 4 weeks, I went to Doc again and I was prescribed Timodine which also didn t reduce the ringworm. The area aroung has become scaly and on my third visit, I was asked to use Terbinafine Hydrochloride (anti fungal ) cream which made the Ringworm worse. So In Dec 2012, I still have ringworm. I would like to know any remedies and how long it will take to completely cure it

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Hi, first thing is to confirm if its a ringworm or not usually it does not occur on shoulders that too bilaterally. suppose if its a ringworm than daftacort and timodine is not the correct drug terbinafine is the right one. if its severe start cap itraconazole 100 mg daily for 15 days and...

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i have a dime size spot in the middle of my head . it looks like a ringworm but i did a biopsy and the doc said it was just the skin growing back too quickly so it leaves a dark thicken skin and it have a strange feeling only at that spot i had it for about 15 to 20 years and cant seems to get rid of it. your advise would be highly appreciated .

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
You did not submit the biopsy report here, it would have been helpful if given here, although as I always said that every skin lesion has to be examined for exact nature of lesion, it is with you since more than 15 years, and nothing bad happened since then, you better...

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My 10 year old son got ringworm on his scalp that was eventually treated with oral rx when new spots kept appearing. He finished medicine in mid June. And has been ringworm free since. However I noticed a new spot behind his ear yesterday and original one on scalp returning. Is this common? Is oral medicine harsh to do again?

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hello.it is likely that your child is getting the ringworm infection again , and there is no harm in repeating the medicines. ringworm infections are common in childhood so you don't have to worry much. thanks

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I am 29 year old male with slim body and since last 2 years Every 3 months i face issue of ringworm infection on my neck where collars rub the skin..I tried out Terbinafine, ringuard but they work only till these are applied. Then i tried Betamil GM which worked better than these creams. But now after 4 months again those itchy rashes which appear before changing to Ringworm have appeared. Also 3 months back i got itching on the sides of my testicles though there was no itching on inner thighs but on testicles due to itching the skin on those areas became red nd swollen. Again only Betamil GM worked but now after 3 months i am facing similar problem. I maintain good personal hygiene. Kindly suggest the long term solution to this problem.

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hi,
thank you for your query.
the infection you are suffering from is due to group of fungi called dermatophytes
the infection on skin of groinis called tinea cruris or jock itch

it is a common problem but a persistant one
which requires the bi fold approach of treating the current problem with...

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Hi, I am having a skin infection for last 10days..i am not sure whether it si ringworm (daad) or not..but it seems like that...how can I make sure and please tell me the traetment for this

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consult dermatologist.
he will examine & give you treatment accordingly.

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Red patches, oval shape, appear in various places on my body but not all at the same time. Could these patches be caused by a medication such as a pro-biotic for digestion? I started taking a probiotic about 2-3 months ago and since then I have had about 7 of these skin eruptions which look kind of like ringworm. I have been experiencing excessive
thirst every evening so I usually drink about 3 to 4 12 ounce glasses or water each evening.

doctor1 MD

Hi red oval patches over the body can be pityriasis rosaesa.i do not think it is related to probiotic .there will be preceding cough and cold and red and oval patches with centarl scaling.one is bigger than others which is called herald patch.it should be trreated with althrocin 500mgvtwice daily...

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I have a severe condition of ringworm in the groin region and it has been about 2 weeks since i started treatment wth candid b cream..... the symptims hve reduced yet recovry is very slow and it is affecting my life a lot....please suggest medicine for this...nd should i go for any oral formulation?? If any...which ones are best in India.....Thank u

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Hi dear
Welcome to the HCM,
Oral Fluconazole tablet can be taken weekly once .
Always apply miconazole dusting powder after bath.
All the undergarments should be ironed daily from inside before using them, so that any hyphae left of fungus do not flare up.
Antifungal cream with mild steroid like...

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How to tell if I have a staph putbreak on my face or possibly ring worms from my cat that I'm currently trading for ring worms? I first had encounter with stap last year and I'm not sure if something triggered that or could it be ringworm a? I have appointment XXXXXXX but is there a way to know which one it is?

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Brief Answer:
feline ring worm vs. staph infection

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are wondering if there is a way to tell the difference from ring worm infection and staph. There is a difference. With staph infections the lesions are usually open...

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What is the best way to get rid of ring worm I got from my cat? Should I take pills or try an exterior method

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Brief Answer:
Dermatophytosis

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

From what I understand you are referring to skin fungal infection (dermatophytosis) - ring worm. Correct me if I am wrong.

Ring worms can be very annoying and are often itchy. Here is how you should deal with it

1. Make...

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Ive have a red ring on my rightt hip size of a quarter and one on my right cheek of my ass size of a softball. Lately a dull pain or ache in hip and lower back.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
May be ring worm (tinea corporis) but need to see a pic to confirm.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

A red ring on the skin is most likely ring worm. However, if it looks like a bull's eye type ring, there is the possibility of Lyme disease from a tic bite. Ring worm is a...

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I have a red dime sized spot that appeared on the back of knee.....It itched at first. I put some cortisone cream on it thinking it eczema. It does not itch now but is still red. Eczema? I have had it before and cannot wear jewelry. Ringworm? Skin cancer?

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I have been to the doctor many times in the last couple of months. I am a single mom with very little support and a high deductible. I do not have money to keep going to the doctor. I have something on the trunk of my body mostly. They first said it was dry skin. So I got a good lotion and used it. It just got worse. The next time they told me was ring worm. I ve used creams and got a steroid shot. Now I am on a steroid dose pack. I want rid of this. I saw where the tanning bed would dry it up. Is it ok to go to tanning bed taking steroid. Desperate

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