Ringworm

Ringworm is a contagious skin infection caused by fungus. All questions concerning causes, symptoms, treatments and prevention can be found here.

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What famous people have had ringworm?

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How many people get ringworm each year?

Due to fungal growth from sweat

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Is there a fungicidal laundry detergent that is safe for colored clothing and if so where can it be purchased?

If there is fungus in your clothing, it can be killed by the heat of the dryer. Fungus needs moisture to survive, so a long turn in the dryer will kill the spores of the fungus. Make extra sure that the item is totally dry before you take it out.

If you need an anti fungal for washing, purchase brown bottle Lysol for the purpose. Add it to your wash in the recommended strengths written on the bottle. Many supermarkets and Walmarts carry this item. It will not change the color of your clothes, but will kill the fungus.

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Why is ringworm called ringworm?

Ringworm is not a disease caused by a worm. It is actually caused by a fungal infection in the skin which resembles the shape of a coiled worm, which gave this disease its name.

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What does gastro resistant mean?

Gastro-resistant means that the outer coating is acid resistant and will not therefore dissolve in the stomach, but further down the small bowel.

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What causes pressure behind the eyes?

high blood pressue, glacouma

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What causes ringworm-?

ringworm is caused by fungi that lives on the skin

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How does ringworm affect the human body?

It makes the body more prone to injuries

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What is ringworm?

Ring worm is also known as tinea, and is caused by a fungal infection that occurs on the skin's surface. People used to believe that it was caused by worms on the skin. Ringworm is caused by dermatophytes, which are a bad kind of yeast (remember that there are different kinds of molds, yeast and fungi throughout the world, but not all cause problems on the skin. Dermatophytes are skin fungi which live on top of the skin or on its dead layer. Thus, they are usually not found in mucous membranes.

Tinea is microscopic and can live only on the skin, nails or hair. Some tinea species can exist on animal skin, while some live on the soil. Because of the variety of fungi, and the many things that people come in close contact to on a daily basis - it can be difficult to find out where the ringworm condition has stemmed from.

The fungi that causes ringworm thrives on heat and moisture, thus it is usually found in folds of the body and on the foot. Ringworm can cause the skin to itch and form red - like swelling and crusting. Some types of ringworm produce ring like spots.

If you have ring worm, it can be treated through topical anti - fungal applications or systemic treatment. Or, you can try a variety of natural and herbal products which may work and are safer in comparison to prescription medication.

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What are the most common ringworm symptoms?

Ringworm can be identified as irritated patches of skin. Almost pok-a-dots, ranging in all sizes. The area is dry, inflamed, and in some cases puss and crust over. Ringworm on the scalp can cause hair loss and can be uncomfortable when in a moist area. This disease is extremely itchy and spreads easily. So be careful around loved ones and the public.

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How can I treat ringworm on my daughter?

The best thing to do is to take your daughter to a doctor. There are anti-fungal creams for ringworm, however it is best to get a confirmed diagnosis first.

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What is the most effective treatment for a case of ringworm?

Keep the area clean, apply an anti-fungal agent which can be purchased over the counter and wash any clothing or bed sheets that came into contact with the infected area.

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What are some treatments for the ringworm?

The use of Anti-fungal is a very popular method of removing ringworm. There are other methods such as using anti-biotics and deep cleansing performed in a sterile environment.

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What is the best treatment for ringworm?

The best treatment would be to get a medication that helps treat the ringworm. One example is Lamisil and Griseofulvin which is taken orally. Some people also take phytozine because it has really fast results.

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Where can one find the treatment options for ringworm?

Most doctors prescribe constant hand washings as well as an ointment or lotion.

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What is the treatment of ringworm?

The name ringworm comes from its visible signs (red circles on the skin) and has a cure in Need. Need is a kind of tree found in Asia (mainly India) and used in a variety of medical treatments or raw to treat various diseases. Taking a regular bath in need soap, need shampoo, need oil message are various ways you can use at home for treatment.

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What are the procedures for ringworm treatment?

Ringworm is a topical fungal infection and can be treated both topically with a cream/lotion/powder or orally with pills. Topical treatments normally take up to two weeks whereas oral medications take up to several months to treat. There are alternative laser methods to treat toenail fungus that can be administered as well.

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What Treatment Options are Available for Ringworm?

Most ringworm can be treated with ointments, called topical antifungals, regardless of the location of the ringworm. If creams fail to eliminate ringworm or it is very widespread, antifungal pills are also available. Fluconazole, also called Diflucan, terbinafine, also called Lamisil, and griseofulvin are all oral treatments for ringworm. Though the rash might begin to clear quickly, it is important to use medicine as prescribed. Treatment usually needs to continue for two to four weeks.

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What was the biggest outbreak of ringworm?

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Is ringworm a reportable disease?

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What is the Rate the degree of damage caused by ringworm?

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Is it ok to get a haircut if you have ringworm on your neck?

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Are ringworm unicellular?

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What pathogens causes ringworms?

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Are there any effective OTC treatment for ringworm on the skin?

Yes. Clotrimazole ointment is effective and is an OTC product. It is used for a variety of fungal problems, including athlete's foot and ringworm.

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