I developed a small round pinkish red spot on my inner thigh and by my belly button. after reserching online for photos that look similar I found a site that showed pictures of ringworm and it looked similar to what I have. Very similar. How do I get rid of it. I dont have medical insurance so is there any over the counter stuff that will help me?
haha,I'm going through the same thing!!! Even with insurance,my daughter's doctor said just to use an over the counter anti-fungal creme like Lotriman or I used Lamisil AT and mine was gone in a week. However,after two months mine has returned!!!
The doctor said it was only contagious through direct contact,but I think this must be wrong.I have read online you can get it through towels,blankets,clothing or furniture shared by the person who has it. So...obviously I have to disinfect my whole house and wash all things as to not get it yet again.
I can relay my childhood experience, though I'm now several
decades older. In kindergarden, I was a real clean kid. A bath
everyday before school. Imagine mom's surprise when she saw me
w/ these things I was scratching open here/there suddenly. It
was a wk'end by then. Dr. gave me thorough ck & found it in my hair/neck/upper legs/stomache. It was ringworm. He called school
to get the nurse to ck class. Almost everyone had a spot to
several. 1/3 had on scalp. I played w/ every toy/game/music
maker. All went to Dr. for rx shampoo/ointments. It left some
sm. scars that I scratched in sleep. No one was allowed back till nurse ck'd. Room was totally cleaned. I must have scratched my head after getting on hands. It's common w/ kids but a pain to clear-up. It was a kid who's mom didn't think
much abt it. Mom caught it before we color coded all the towels
& linens. You can spread it elsewhere. I'd call pharmacy & ask
abt OTC? It's been yrs. for me. Do lots of laundry after. Go to
make sure w/ GP or clinic. It can be dangerous if gets near the
eye. Get some bandaides over spots. Gd-luck.
This is going to sound weird, but I promise IT WORKS! Take a piece of a brown paper sack and burn it (in a clean ashtray or similar). Put the ashes (black residue) directly on the ringworm after it has cooled...the ringworm will disappear. Told ya it sounded weird. :)
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