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Can keflex treat ringworm?

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Inactive 9 Jul 2010

Hi, no it can not, Dermatophytosis or ringworm ( I have listed the treatment read

Keflex treats bacterial infections caused by the following bacteria:

Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus pyogenes
Escherichia Coli
Haemophilus influenzae
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Moraxella catarrhalis
Proteus mirabilis

Keflex can prevent or hinder the growth of bacterial cells by preventing bacteria from forming the cell wall. Keflex is typically not considered as a first-line treatment for any infection and is mainly used as an alternative to penicillin in patients with penicillin hypersensitivity. Keflex is used for treating the following infections:

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Tonsillitis
Pneumonia
Skin infections
Skin structure infections
Bone infections
Sinusitis
Otitis media or middle ear infection
Pharyngitis
Genitourinary tract infections
Acute prostatitis

BEFORE YOU BEGIN ANY TREATMENT TALK TO A DOCTOR

Treatment for Dermatophytosis or ringworm

Antifungal treatments include topical agents such as Miconazole, Terbinafine, Clotrimazole, Ketoconazole, or Tolnaftate applied twice daily until symptoms resolve - usually within one or two weeks. Topical treatments should then be continued for a further 7 days after resolution of visible symptoms to prevent recurrence. The total duration of treatment is therefore generally two weeks,but may be as long as three.

In more severe cases or where there is scalp ringworm, systemic treatment with oral medications may be given.

To prevent spreading the infection, lesions should not be touched, and good hygiene maintained with washing of hands and the body.

Good luck..from a caring individual

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Inactive 11 Jul 2010

The tolfanate will work the fastest and it will still take a couple of weeks to go away.

Inactive 9 Jul 2010

I remember when i had gotten a ringworm on my buttcheek god i was miserable. I tried everything in the book to get rid of it nothing would work no cream or nothing. I googled it and found out its the hardest thing to get rid of it basically said to keep it dry at all times cause it likes moisture and keep it clean. So the whole 2 months anytime i had a chance to walk around naked in the house and keep it dry i did. Eventually after two weeks as oppossed to never it finally went away. I was so happy cause it was so irritating it was scratchy and it seemed like it had made a home in my buttcheek forever (LOL). So i think maybe just keep it clean and dry and you should be fine.

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Inactive 10 Jul 2010

I found this on Internet.
Keflex, Cefa Drops, and Cefazolin are all within the same ... An oral medication used to treat seizures. Side effects can include GI upset, grogginess, and less commonly ... may be used to aid in the elimination of ringworm infections. ...

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Kanepshunn 24 Feb 2021

When my children were young they caught ringworm during a sleepover. I fought it with ointments for 4 months and it would always reoccur. After exhausting all my efforts I took them to see a dermatologist who prescribed Keflex and they were well in three days. The ringworms dried up and disappeared just like that.

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