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What Is The Best Way To Cure Ringworms
Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream: Ringworm (tinea corporis fungal skin infection) can be treated for several weeks with an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) af, which is also available in generic form. However, some people who think they have ringworm actually have oval or round "eczema" patches, which are often dry and itchy. A visit to a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can help give a correct diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have serious itching problems all over my body.When i did my blood test, the results were trichophyton. What is the best way to cure this?
Clean & dry: Keep your skin clean and dry.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tinea corporis: Fungal infections can thrive in wet moist environments, so be sure to stay clean and dry. Avoid wet ares if possible like public baths, gym mats, etc, and be sure to clean your tub and shower regularly. Topical anti-fungal creams work fine, and should rid oneself of the problem in most cases. For hard to resolve cases, oral medications may be needed. Best wishes. ...Read more
My daughter has ringworm on her ankle being treated with ointment,what is the best way 2 keep it from spreading to rest of family?Any way 2 prevent it
Could you tell me what's the best way to get rid of ringworm without going out and buying medications?
Topical antifungals: You have to go out and buy something. It won't go away on its own. Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day until 1 week after the rash has resolved. You can use the same treatments that are used for athlete's foot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals, and covering with a bandage can help prevent spread to self and others. ...Read more
How do you distinguish athletes foot from ringworm? What's the best way to relieve dry, itchy feet?
What is the best way to clear up and prevent the spread of ring worms in children? We are treating them with prescription cream but is there a oral medication a ten year old can take? She has multiple ringworms at this time.
OTCs are similar: There are several available--lamisil, lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) etc..Are similar in efficacy. You don't really need strong, just have to be the right medicine. The strength available are appropropriate/adequate to treat commom skin fungal/ringworm infections on skin (not beard/scalp areas). If not better in about 2 wks, consult doc for proper diagnosis/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Refer to Grisofulvin: Refer to my answer with the "short answer" being grisofulvin. ...Read more
OTC Lamisil (terbinafine) or tinac: There are couple of topical products available and i find that Lamisil works quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. Tinactin (tolnaftate) does same job too. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Griseofulvin: Tinea is a fungus, and when it occurs on the scalp it is actually called tinea capitus. Tinea corporis, on the body, is called ringworm, because it causes a ring-like rash. Fungus on the scalp is harder to treat than on the body. Rinworm responds to creams, like lamisil, (terbinafine) for about 2 weeks, but the scalp requires an oral medicine, like griseofulvin, and for a longer period of time (6-12 weeks). ...Read more
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