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what can i do to treat ringworms?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Ring worm: Ring worm is a fungal infection with a dermatophyte, known as tinea corporis. 'the organism should be cultured and both topical and systemic therapy are indicated. The topical agents are antifungal creams and the systemic agents are antifungal pills. Blood tests are needed to monitor patients on the pills to be sure that no adverse reactions occur.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Antifungals: Since ringworm is caused by a fungus, not a worm, there are no "ringworms." ringworm is first treated with over-the-counter antifungal medications. You should also keep the area very dry, since fungus likes moisture. In cases that don't respond, doctors sometimes prescribe oral antifungal drugs.

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Can you tell me the name of an effective cream that can be used to treat ringworms?

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