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If you blow dry the ringworm will that kill the ringworm fungus and go away? Or what about soaking in a hot bath tub; will that kill the ringworm fungus? What does ringworm look like when it is healing or healed?

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September 24, 20120 found this helpful

Blow drying is not going to work. I doubt heat would kill it and if it did, you'd have to get the blow dryer so close to your skin it would burn it. There are ring worm anti-fungals meds at your local pharmacy (non prescription). Look for one that specifically says it kills ring worm (athlete's foot meds might not work). There are also home remedies, which I can't think of right now...in the internet type in "home remedy for ring worm" and I am sure you can find lots of methods. (I think tea tree oil might be one of them, available at health food type stores). If you have a bad case or a lot of them or one in your hair (head), I would go to the doctor instead of trying to treat yourself. What it looks like after it heals is the skin is back to normal looking, there is no "shiny ring".

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September 24, 20120 found this helpful

Your physician is the person you should make an appointment with. And if you have any canine/feline animals please check them with your Veterinarian. Good luck

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September 25, 20120 found this helpful

Ringworm is a fungus so it needs to be treated with a topical anti-fungal cream. Just ask the pharmacist which over the counter cream they recommend. You'll need to use the cream a couple times a day for two to four weeks depending on how stubborn the fungus is.

Please know that ringworm is contagious from direct contact with the rash or from the hands of an infected person who has been scratching the rash. It is interspecies contagious so any animals that have been come in contact with should also be checked for it and that includes, but is not limited to, dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, mice, rabbits and birds.

Here is a photo of ringworm but it can also have/be a darker red rash circle. You can have just one or a large cluster of the circles.

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