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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.


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