Ringworm of the Skin (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
If you suspect you have ringworm of the skin, call your doctor if:
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If you get better on your own, you won't need treatment. If you get worse, you and your doctor will decide what to do next.
You can treat ringworm at home with medicines you can buy without a prescription. If symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment with this medicine, call your doctor.
Any persistent, severe, or recurring infection should be checked by your doctor.
Who to see
The following health professionals can diagnose and treat ringworm of the skin:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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