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Rooster 09-28-2016 05:09

Is ringworm a complication?
 
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.

Rooster 09-28-2016 05:42

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.

VeeJay 09-28-2016 12:32

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.

Bounty 09-28-2016 19:24

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.

Bunjee 02-27-2017 23:50

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Originally Posted by VeeJay (Post 1167842)
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.

I think you are confusing the term with pinworms. Ringworm is a 'worm shaped' fungus. No actual worms involved. Pinworms ARE worms - children most often get them from rolling around in grass or with pets that spend time outdoors.

Cricket 02-28-2017 00:05

You are correct that it is a fungus, but it can be spread from pets.

Quote:

"Catching Ringworm From Pets
Animals can also be affected by ringworm and may transmit the condition to humans. In this case, ringworm is an example of a zoonotic disease, or a disease transmitted from animals to humans. Although cats are affected by ringworm more than dogs, dogs are also commonly affected. In animals, ringworm causes raised, circular areas that frequently are crusted over and associated with hair loss." Ringworm Pictures, Treatment, and Tinea Facts
It can be more common in diabetics, especially when sugar is not controlled.
Diabetes and Your Skin

VeeJay 02-28-2017 01:08

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Originally Posted by Bunjee (Post 1197033)
I think you are confusing the term with pinworms. Ringworm is a 'worm shaped' fungus. No actual worms involved. Pinworms ARE worms - children most often get them from rolling around in grass or with pets that spend time outdoors.

No confusion on my part. I would get ringworm from stray dogs and cats. Never got pinworm.

I can't help it that the fungus thing is called ringWORM.

Bunjee 02-28-2017 01:33

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Originally Posted by VeeJay (Post 1197073)
No confusion on my part. I would get ringworm from stray dogs and cats. Never got pinworm.

I can't help it that the fungus thing is called ringWORM.

Hey, until tonight, I didn't even know ringworm was a fungus! So I are educated now. I was just reading about that too. Very common in outdoor cats.

Cricket 02-28-2017 01:50

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Originally Posted by VeeJay (Post 1197073)
No confusion on my part. I would get ringworm from stray dogs and cats. Never got pinworm.

I can't help it that the fungus thing is called ringWORM.

I used to get it from all the stray cats I would drag home as a kid.

diabetes86 02-28-2017 03:41

If its a yeast fungus then high BG will promote it.
Do you have high BG?


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