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Tinea Corporis

Posted by
Wink W. on January 09, 2001 at 19:02:28:

Dr. Stoll, I have been experiencing what I have researched to be ringworm of the body. I have been treating it with Blue Star ointment. Will this work? How can I prevent from getting it again because it has come back after several months? Can I use distilled vinegar? Thank you



Re: Tinea Corporis

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 11, 2001 at 08:27:18:

In Reply to: Tinea Corporis posted by Wink W. on January 09, 2001 at 19:02:28:

Hi, Wink.

What is "Blue Star Ointment"?

Walt



Re: Tinea Corporis

Posted by Wink W. on January 27, 2001 at 11:57:02:

In Reply to: Re: Tinea Corporis posted by Walt Stoll on January 11, 2001 at 08:27:18:

Well Blue Star Oinment: "Apply as needed for temporary relief of pain and itching associated with ringworm, athletes foot, scalp itch, jock itch, psoriasis and other minor skin irritations." It is a balm. The active ingrediant is camphor. The fungus is spreading, and although it still looks controllable I think I should see a doctor, or should I just keep applying ointment. I'm just afraid that the prescription pills that will be prescribed to me will be unsafe if I go see a doctor. What is your opinion.
Thank You for your generous time and have a nice day.
Sincerely, Wink



Re: Tinea Corporis (Archive in fungus.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 29, 2001 at 08:44:31:

In Reply to: Re: Tinea Corporis posted by Wink W. on January 27, 2001 at 11:57:02:

Hi, Wink.

A good doc would take a scraping, send it to the lab, and tell you which kind of fungus yours is. Since different ones respond to different products, THEN you would know what to use. The odds are that what you need is available, topically, over the counter and would be a lot less expensive than what any doc could prescribe.

Remember that you need to use anything you use at least a week after your skin seems to be normal (4-6 weeks).

Let us know how you do.

Walt



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