Ringworm Manifestation

Ringworm is also known as dermatophytosis. It is a fungal infection affecting the skin. Initially, it appears as red patches on the affected surface of the skin, and later, it spreads to other parts of the body. It can affect the scalp, feet, nails, groin, and beard. It is caused by three types of fungi such as trichophyton, Microsporum, and epidermophyton. It is caused by having contact with infected persons and by sharing items harboring fungus. Ringworm affecting scalp is referred to as tinea capitis, ringworm affecting body is called tinea corporis, ringworm affecting groin, inner thighs, and buttocks is referred to as tinea cruris, and ringworm affecting food is called athlete's foot. It is treated by using anti-fungal skin creams.

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I have recurrent ringworm infections and itching. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had ringworm infection and itching from many days. When I used Terbinafine cream and tablet along with Cefadroxil tablet for 20 to 30 days, the ringworm and itching totally disappeared. But after a month, it started automatically. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Abhilipsa Nanda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see your ringworm infection has reoccurred. There might be some sources from which you are acquiring the infection.There are few minor precautions which you need to take as follows. Do not share clothing, sports gear, towels, or sheets. If you think you ha...  Read Full »

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