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How to cure ringworm?

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Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Antifungal med

Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus.
Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp.

In brief: Antifungal med

Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus.
Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp.
Dr. Peter Duic
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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on location

For ringworm on the skin, a topical antifungal can be used.
Over the counter Clotrimazole would work. If the ringworm is on the scalp or in a hairline, an oral prescriptive antifungal would be required to cure the infection.

In brief: Depends on location

For ringworm on the skin, a topical antifungal can be used.
Over the counter Clotrimazole would work. If the ringworm is on the scalp or in a hairline, an oral prescriptive antifungal would be required to cure the infection.
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
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