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Is ringworm a complication?

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Old 09-28-2016, 06:09   #1
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I've had something on my chest that I thought could be ringworm.
I read about it and found that its the same fungus as athletes foot.
So I tried some OTC athletes foot cream, which didn't help.
It started clearing up and then coming back and then clearing up again.
So I just let it go. I also keeped forgetting to tell my doctor about it, I would remember I needed to bring it up once I already left time and time again. I finally remembered to tell my doctor about it and she confirmed it was ringworm. She said diabetics get it because everyone has yeast on their skin and she said something else about bacteria or something's that everyone has. But then she went on to say that diabetics get ringworm because it thrives on sugar, just like yeast when baking. I'm just not sure if ringworm is considered a complication.

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Old 09-28-2016, 06:42   #2
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My doctor prescribed me a cream I'm supposed to use twice a day called, Clotrimazole and Betamethasone, Dipropionate Cream.
The itching was gone in the first 12 hours or so, almost immediately.
The rest of the ringworm cleared up steadily and continued to improve ever day over the following two weeks, I'm almost done taking it now.

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I've never heard of ringworm being something diabetics get more than the general population. I would think it would be more of an issue of exposure to it. I used to get it a lot as a child because I was always taking in stray dogs. Haven't had it as an adult because I don't do that anymore.

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Two types of ringworm; one spread by humans...the other spread by dogs & cats. Whomever, or whatever you're letting lay on your chest...maybe don't do that anymore. Any OTC sulfur treatment will clear it up.

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