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Delete or merge[edit]

This stub should be deleted or merged with ringworm.Caroldermoid (talkcontribs) 21:04, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Undo incorrect information. Probably malicious[edit]

An IP address editor reclassified ringworm as a type of nematode. Very funny :) Undid change. ModestMouse2 (Talk) 14:39, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Unsure on some content[edit]

bla bla bla70.50.134.167 (talk) 20:31, 24 October 2012 (UTC), but I believe Terbinafine is the active ingredient in Lamasil so I am not sure why both are mentioned. (talk) 09:03, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

You are correct! Lamasil has been removed as being redundant. SBHarris 09:54, 11 November 2010 (UTC)


Ringworm should not redirect here, it should rather redirect to: Tinea_corporis which is the specific sub species people usually call ringworm. That article already has a link back to this article for general dermatophytosis.(Jpvosloo (talk) 20:04, 15 November 2010 (UTC))

Incorrect distinguishing links[edit]

Though the terms Roundworm and Pinworm are commonly used, they do not reflect the actual article titles. The articles are Nematode and Enterobius, respectively. Perhaps correct the link to eliminate the redirect and avoid confusion?

Zach the Wanderer (talk) 05:02, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 14 June 2012[edit]

"It has been estimated that currently up to twenty percent of the population may be infected by ringworm or one of the other dermatophytoses."

...I've seen numbers all over the place with this estimation. The following sentance has a reference, but it doesn't include this statistic. It would be nice to have a source for this 20% figure.

Bsenkarocks (talk) 12:32, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Please note, only use the template for changes TO THE PAGE. We can't go around looking for sources Mdann52 (talk) 16:17, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Well, duh, the obvious addition to the page would be to add a [citation needed] template at the appropriate spot, which I have now done. SBHarris 17:26, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Separate page for cattle disease ?[edit]

Could be linked to German and Walloon Wiki's. + Media page on "Commons"

--Lucyin (talk) 11:40, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 23 October 2013[edit]


I've recently contracted a pronounced case of ringworm (confirmed via my PCP) and thought the photo would be of use as an example of ringworm on this article. You can view the photo here: and it's yours to use should you chose to do so.

Thanks. Themandober (talk) 03:13, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

When your account becomes autoconfirmed (in a few days, after a few edits), you're welcome to upload any image of your own that you're willing to share under Wikipedia's licensing terms. See Wikipedia:Uploading images for information on how to do this. Hope you're all better soon. Rivertorch (talk) 05:34, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 December 2013[edit]

Would like to add a reliable source for Ringworm information. Describing Ringworm symptoms in humans and animals. is a high ranked established website that more then 450,000 people already visit.

Determologywriter (talk) 18:21, 25 December 2013 (UTC) appears to be a site to promote Phytozine, a commercial product. Promotional sites are not appropriate for Wikipedia. Arjayay (talk) 20:04, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

The Tinea root page is badly formatted, uncited, and should just redirect to here. (Indeed most of the tinea pages seem to contain nearly identical information and could probably be merged into here without significant confusion.) Mid (talk) 20:38, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

I would disagree. There are types of Tinea that are not Dermatophytosis such as Tinea versicolor. Its a distinct subject. Zell Faze (talk) 14:39, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 July 2014[edit]

Traditional cheap remedies is by using bleach like Clorox, by applying diluted bleach: water (1:1) to infected skin. Bleach has abilities to kill virus. It said to feels a litle bit burning sensation, but seems show some success within 2 days.[22]

This is anecdotal evidence from a questionable source. There is no empirical data backing this claim. Furthermore, content is extremely poorly written and should be removed in its entirety.

Mcmcxi (talk) 11:35, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:41, 17 July 2014 (UTC)