Ringworm
    November 3, 2002
    Ringworm: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

    Introduction to ringworm: The name ringworm survives from antiquity, when doctors thought that this round rash was indeed caused by a worm. Now we know that this common skin infection has nothing at a…

    Tinea Versicolor
    August 31, 1998
    Tinea Versicolor

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Tinea versicolor is a mild, superficial fungal infection, somewhat similar to ringworm (true ringworm can also result in white patches). Since the affected skin doesn't change col…

    Two boys flexing their muscles in the summer outdoors. Ringworm Look-Alikes
    January 19, 1998
    Ringworm Look-Alikes

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: When ringworm is treated with an appropriate antifungal medication, such as Lotrimin, improvement is usually seen within 7 to 10 days. Treat it for at least one week following the…

    Ringworm Treatment
    July 28, 1997
    Ringworm Treatment

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Pearl, you sound like an awesome big sister! Your little sister is really lucky to have someone like you watching out for her and helping her to learn about her own health. Taking…