How long does it take for Ring Worm to go away?

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  1. johnjohn320

    johnjohn320 Diamond Member

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    My prom date apparently has ring worm, got a big rash on her chest and neck. Went to the doctor on Monday, he gave her a cream to make it go away. I haven't been able to get ahold of her, does anyone know how long it takes it to go away? WebMD was useless.
     
  2. Aquaman

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    I had it behind my knee above the calf. The doctor gave me an ointment and it was gone in a couple days. I guess it depends on how serious it is.

    Cheers,
    Aquaman
     
  3. FoBoT

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    use a belt sander
     
  4. Jmmsbnd007

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    10 grit works well.
     
  5. Gand1

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    Ah! Being one of the too common resident doctors here at AnandTech forums.............

    I can tell you 6 to 8 weeks! :)

    Cream needs to be applied liberally and every day. Did she get a pill as well? The pill works from the inside, the cream from the outside. Supposidly if she has both it can reduce the time by a week or two.

    Also sucks to know you can get ring worm from athelets' foot. Same cream is used. Athelets' foot spray works the same as well.


    Oh yeah, I had it. :(
     
  6. TourGuide

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    A cheese grater works better and faster. Cauterize the patch with tobasco sauce.
     
  7. xuanman

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    is it contagious? that would be a drag for prom ;)
     
  8. Splork

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    Yeah, I've had ringworm before. It's really annoying and itchy. I just bought a tube of athlete's foot cream and it went away in a few weeks. After a good week of applying it, the redness was gone.

    -sp
     
  9. Gand1

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    No, it's not contagious.
     
  10. Jmmsbnd007

    Jmmsbnd007 Diamond Member

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    A circular saw with a ripping blade works even better. If you don't have access to one of those badboys, go for an angle grinder with a wire-wheel for a more localized effect. :D
     
  11. iwearnosox

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    That's not a ring worm, you're just maturing.
     
  12. Growltiger

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    Yes, it is.

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  13. TourGuide

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    LOL!

    I was actually thinking later that a plasma cutter might be even more effective and would cauterize at the same time. You could say it would increase your productivity.
     
  14. cavemanmoron

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    ring worm is contagious, get another date :(
     
  15. Aquaman

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    When is the prom? Her case sounds serious.

    Good Luck.

    Cheers,
    Aquaman
     
  16. The Sauce

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    Well being one of the other doctors I can tell you... NEVER! The worms just dig deeper and deeper until they thrust their ovipositor into your spleen and fill you full of ringworm larvae and you EXPLODE! (-JK) Just pray that doesn't happen until after your date.
     
  17. MistaTastyCakes

    MistaTastyCakes Golden Member

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    Only girl ya could find was the one with worms, eh? You stud! ;)

    I keed, I keed.
     
  18. johnjohn320

    johnjohn320 Diamond Member

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    You say that awfully matter-of-factly considering it's completely false (check WebMD).
     
  19. Deeko

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    meh...hit it anyway
     
  20. Looney

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    Heck ya it is! It's similar to Athelete's Foot.
     
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    UPDATE:

    I stopped by her work to see her today, she's doing fine, just a little embarrassed. She showed me the mark on the neck, it honestly doesn't look too bad to me. She unfortunately has also been feeling a bit queasy the past few days, hopefully lots of rest and relaxation will take care of that. I just kept telling her that all that matter is how she feels, not if she has some marks on her throat. I honestly feel that way, too, I just want to go and have a good time. Good lord, she's so beautiful, it's gonna take a lot more than a little ringworm fungus to turn me off. ;)
     
  22. AdamSnow

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    LOL! That's the spirit!
     
  23. Deeko

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    So you're gonna hit that, right?
     
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    What a great outlook. Just be sure to wash your hands before touching any other part of your body.

    Ryan
     
  25. Jadow

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    My prom date apparently has ring worm

    AHHH LOL, 'm sorry, but I can't stop laughing. I haven't even read past that first sentance!