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Ringworm and Diabetes

Is it harder to get rid of ringworm since I am a Diabetic?  Just wondering if that's the reason it's so hard to get rid of?
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It is true that diabetes can delay the treatment of fungal infections and you may need to use topical and oral antifungals for a long time.  To confirm whether this is a fungal infection or not, you should get a KOH examination of the skin scrapings of the lesion done.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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