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I have had this Rash on my body for nearly 2 weeks now. The

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Customer: I have had this Rash on my body for nearly 2 weeks now. The doctor said that it is a fungal infection. The rash appear as circular rings and sometimes large patches. It is red, raised and swallen
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: Hot weather or any sort of body insulation makes it worse
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing else

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think it has worked

Thanks for sharing

It is a typical rash of ring worm which is a fungal infection

You must apply Clotrimazole cream over it

If that does not work then you will need an oral anti-fungal like Itraconazole

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was prescribed Daktacort by my gp but that did not help. Now they have given me oral antifugal pills called terbinafine 250mg

You must take the oral anti-fungal and it will clear the rash

For itching take an anti-histamine like Piriton

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But It has been a week since I have been taking these tablets. (It'a a 4 week course) but I don't see much difference.

It will take 2-3 weeks before you start to improve

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The ringworm isn't in one location doctor it is all over my body. It appears and disappears

Yes that happens if you touch the rash and touch the hand to other part of the body it do spread like this

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How does Ringworm happen? I have never had this before doctor

Usually moist skin contribute to it along with poor hygiene and high temperature

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is Terbinafine the right medication for ringworm of the body?

Yes it is a and generally very effective

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you please suggest any other ways in which I can control this stubborn rash?

As it is caused by the fungal infection so it has to be treated with anti-fungal drugs and there is no other way

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When does the rash stop being contagious?

It will when it will fade

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
With regards ***** ***** fungus. What kind of fungi is it and in which conditions does it grow ?

There are three types of fungus causing ring worm

Tricophyton,Microsporum and Epidermophyton

As I said already moist skin and if your immunity is low can make you vulnerable to it

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