What is another name for ringworm?What is it caused by?

Another name for ringworm is Dermatophytosis. It is caused by fungus and it is a misnomer fungal infection.Different types of fungi caused by this infection is trichophyton,microsporum,and epidermophyton.


The treatment/prescription is anti/fungal creams or ointment. The name of a type of medication is miconazole and clotrimazole. The brand names are Micatin, Mycelex, and Tinactin.


The symptoms for ringworm is when it's in your scalp,chest,hands,groin,and feet.

How Long Does It Last?

Without treatment, most cases of ringworm would disappear on their own within several months, but they can become chronic. Ringworm symptoms usually disappear quickly with treatment, but the treatment should be continued for two to four weeks to eliminate all of the fungus.

What Will Happen If The Ringworm Is Not Treated?

    The skin can become irritated and painful. Skin blisters and cracks can become infected with bacteria and require antibiotics.Ringworm can also spread to other parts of the body, including the feet, nails, scalp, or beard. After treatment , the rash will go away.


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