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What is the best way to cure ringworms?

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 more

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


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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?

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?

Trichophyton: The best medication is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) for two to four weeks where there are large areas of fungus. See your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat ringworm and to keep it from spreading. Thank you?

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

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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

Avoid direct contact: Ring worm is a superficial fungal infection of the skin. it is contracted from direct contact from either an infection or from soil that the organisms are in. just avoid direct contact and keep any skin that may have been in contact clean with soap and water. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to get rid of ringworm without going out and buying medications?

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 more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat the infection of ringworm(dermatophytosis)?

Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat the infection of ringworm(dermatophytosis)?

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

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How do you distinguish athletes foot from ringworm? What's the best way to relieve dry, itchy feet?

How do you distinguish athletes foot from ringworm? What's the best way to relieve dry, itchy feet?

Same: Athletes foot is a type of ringworm on the feet. As opposed to the scalp, groin, r somewhere else. Topical antifungals creams such as lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin, or undecalynic acid will treat athletes foot- dry scales. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of ringworms?

Antifungal therapy: No worms are involved in ringworm, so the word is always singular. Ringworm is a poorly chosen name for a fungal infection of the skin. The treatment is generally with a topical antifungal cream, though oral antifungals are sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for ringworm?

Topical antifungals: Start with Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin otc creams sold at most grocery stores and any pharmacy. Use them twice a day for at least 3 weeks. Seek medical help if this does not cure your rash. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for ringworm?

What are the best treatments for ringworm?

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

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm?

Refer to Grisofulvin: Refer to my answer with the "short answer" being grisofulvin. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to use when you have a ringworm?

What is the best medicine to use when you have a ringworm?

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 more

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What is the best cream to get for ringworm?

What is the best cream to get for ringworm?

Ringworm is : A fungus. You can try any over the counter antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm on the scalp?

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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What is the best home remedy for a ringworm?

Dermatomycosis: There are numerous otc anti-fungal preparations. Discuss with your friendly pharmacist and they will guide you to these. Good luck. ...Read more