A 29-year-old member asked:
how can ringworm be treated?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joel Gallant answered
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Antifungals: With topical antifungal creams or oral antifungal drugs.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013
Dr. Richard Tholen answered
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
This is a fungus!: "ringworm" is such a bad lay term--it has nothing to do with worms at all, and refers to fungal skin infections that can have a circular irritated appearance. Fungus of the scalp: "cradle cap." fungus of the groin: "jock itch." fungus of the feet: "athlete's foot." all respond to over-the-counter antifungal ointments like lotrimin (clotrimazole). Follow the directions, and if no relief, see a dermatologist.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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