Why Do Skin Diseases (ringworm) Can Recur After Recovery?

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Good morning DokA, I want to ask, he said that ringworm is contagious, but no one has been infected with someone who is infected and is there any effective remedy for ringworm so that it does not recur or come again?

1 Answer:

Hello Susi,

Thank you for the question.

Ringworm is a skin infection that causes fungus. Clinically, ringworm is usually characterized by the appearance of annoying itching, accompanied by a skin rash that is reddish, scaly, island-shaped, runny, or peeling, whose outer side looks more active. Frequently, ringworm will appear in areas of the skin that are often exposed to high humidity, such as between fingers, feet, hands, and areas of the body folds.

True, ringworm is a highly contagious disease, such as through direct or indirect contact (for example when exchanging clothes, towels or footwear). The potential for people to contract ringworm may vary depending on their endurance, personal hygiene, and intensity of contact with other ringworm sufferers. So, transmission will not always happen right away.

Even so, it also needs to be understood, that sometimes the symptoms of ringworm can be very similar to other diseases, such as impetigo, scabies, miliaria, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, xerosis, lichen planus, and so on. Not all of the above conditions can be transmitted as easily as ringworm.

Therefore, before going to the doctor, you should not conclude too early about your condition. Check with yourself first to a doctor or dermatologist to be given the best treatment according to the cause. That way, of course your skin condition can be overcome, no longer relapse, especially transmitted to people around you.

For now, what needs to be done is:

 Improve your personal hygiene, including by diligent bathing, washing your hands and feet with antiseptic soap, shortening your nails regularly. Do not carelessly exchange personal belongings with others. Maintain endurance, i.e., eating patterns and a healthy lifestyle. Do not carelessly give medicines or any substance on complaints on your skin without checking first to the doctor Hope it helps yes ..

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