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Ringworm on Body (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

If the ringworm lesion fails to respond to nonprescription antifungal medications (commonly used for athlete's foot) after one week of applying the medication, call your doctor. You will need the doctor to make sure that it is really ringworm and start prescription medication.

Generally, ringworm infections are not emergencies. But if you develop fever, increased pain, swelling, drainage, or redness, which could suggest a bacterial secondary infection of the ringworm lesion, go to a hospital's emergency department.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/21/2014
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