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can i use over the counter medicine for ring worm

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Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
18 years experience Internal Medicine
A couple: Clotrimazole and topical Terbinafine would be common OTC anti fungal creams.

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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Must verify the rash: Itchy spots can be from many causes such as: eczema, hives, viral infections, other infections (like ringworm fungus), medication causes, heat rashes, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Chances are you'll need a prescription medication from your family doctor.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
We appreciate...: you trying to condense a lot of information into your question, but it doesn't make sense. Can you rephrase so we understand how to help you?
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Get reevaluated : It is possible that if it is definitely ringworm the fungus is resistant to the cream that was prescribed so you might need an alternative medication. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Anti-fungal creams: Ringworm is not caused by a worm but is caused by a fungal infection. Anti-fungal creams, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) at, are very effective against ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberta Beals
27 years experience Family Medicine
Chlortrimzol: Chlortrimazol is an over the counter treatment for both candida (yeast) and dermatophyte (fungal) infections such as ringworm. Use it twice a day to c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Some studies suggest Fluconazole 150mg once per week for 2 to 4 weeks may be an efficacious and safe for tinea corporis and cruris. However it is alw ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What meds?: Maybe it's not ringworm. Or maybe the cortinavazole, which is a glucocorticoid and not a very good treatment for ringworm, is preventing the other med ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo 1% is available over the counter. It's an antifungal shampoo and may help some. However, 2% is prescription, and if it' ... Read More

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