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Dwight Cochran

Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Dwight Cochran is a top Infectious Disease Specialist in Wendell, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Dwight Cochran is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Dwight Cochran is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Dwight Cochran is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Wendell, NC , Dr. Dwight Cochran is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
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Can ringworm infection be treated?

The usual case of ringworm can be treated. It's a fungus and therefore keeping the affected areas dry makes the "environment" of the skin areas not conducive to growth. There are READ MORE
The usual case of ringworm can be treated. It's a fungus and therefore keeping the affected areas dry makes the "environment" of the skin areas not conducive to growth. There are both topical (e.g., clotrimazole, econazole, miconazole, terbinafine, fluconazole, ketoconazole, etc.) and oral medications that can be prescribed. I'd suggest getting a dermatologist to look at the affected areas and then convince him/her to be aggressive in therapy. Remember, yeast/fungi have to have heat and moisture to grow. Eliminate those and dry out the areas regularly and you'll go a long way towards control. When I was an athletic trainer, we did everything humanly possible to "air out" areas that are warm and moist. Cornstarch in the groins before and after workouts and bedtime, and now with better anti-fungals, you can be more effective, BUT the key is keeping the affected areas DRY so the fungus can't live! Sometimes the areas itch so much that an anti-inflammatory drug is needed to control the redness, swelling, heat and pain.
Good luck, and don't self-medicate if you can help it. Get a pro to shut it down ASAP! I sympathize!