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4 year old has one spot of ringworm on his arm. will calamine lotion help with itching? is this treatable at home or do we need to go to pediatrician

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ring worm: Tinea corporis (ring worm) is a fungal infection, and there are several over the counter medications/creams that my help. Calamine lotion is drying and may help with an itch, but with the OTC creams as stated, they should suffice to treat the area. Best wishes.
Dr. Marlene Wust-smith
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Clotrimazole: Calamine may help ringworm (Tinea Corporis) but this skin condition is best treated by clotrimazole, sold over the counter as Lotrimin and other brand names.
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Ringworm is often confused with eczema by parents, and this is best checked with your doctor. The treatments are different/
Sep 21, 2014

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