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Ringworm: All About Extensive Tinea Corporis

About

Fungal infection of the skin or scalp, and which is not caused by worms.

Fungal infections are found in 20-25% of the population [5].
- Spreads easily
- Usually self-treatable
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging (microscopy or culture) rarely required

Spreads through close contact with a person or an animal infected with this condition, affected objects, or infected soil.

Symptoms

Red or silver rashes appear which may be scaly, dry, swollen or itchy.

Treatment

Self-care
- Wash towels and bedsheets regularly
- Wash your hands after coming in contact with animals, soil or infected person
- If ringworm is suspected in your pet (for example, patches of missing fur), get him treated from a doctor
- Do not scratch a ringworm rash

Medication
Over-the-counter (OTC) fungicidal medications are usually enough to treat the infection. The remedy may be in the form of a powder, ointment, or cream. Most mild cases of ringworm on a general note clear up in 2 to 4 weeks. In case of serious infection, the treatment might be needed for up to 3 months.

Specialists
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Dermatologist

Dr. Girish Panth

Dr. Girish Panth

MD- Dermatology

33+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. D. Indira

Dr. D. Indira

MD, DVL - Dermatology (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

25+ years exp

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Aster Prime Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

MD - Dermatology

25+ years exp

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North Bangalore Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

MRCGP (UK), M.B.B.S, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine

24+ years exp

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Primecare Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

MS Gen.Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCS (Ireland), MRCGP, DFFP, MCh Plastic Surge...

21+ years exp

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KIMS Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

17+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

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