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How to treat ringworm on child's face?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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In brief: Antifungal cream

Ringworm is not a worm at all, but a fungal infection, the same fungus that causes athletes foot and jock-itch.
There are a number of antifungal creams that are safe to use on the face. Two tips, though. First, make sure to treat beyond the edge of the lesion - the fungus usually extends about a 1/2 inch past the edge. Second, be patient. It usually takes 4-6 weeks of continued use to clear up.

In brief: Antifungal cream

Ringworm is not a worm at all, but a fungal infection, the same fungus that causes athletes foot and jock-itch.
There are a number of antifungal creams that are safe to use on the face. Two tips, though. First, make sure to treat beyond the edge of the lesion - the fungus usually extends about a 1/2 inch past the edge. Second, be patient. It usually takes 4-6 weeks of continued use to clear up.
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