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What is the best way to cure ringworms?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
An OTC antifungal cream such as Lotrimin (clotrimazole) works or prescription antifungal such as Nizoral (ketoconazole) or Spectazole (econazole). Ringworm and eczema can look similar. A combination cream such as clobetasol + clotrimazole (Lotrisone) can help treat both at the same time if someone prefers to use the "shot-gun" approach.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Ringworm antifungal
Ringworm is a fungal skin infection often caused by animal to human transmission and human to human pathway.
The fungus causes scaling red round rashes that progress outwardly as the center clears and looks normal. Antifungal creams, some of which are sold over-the-counter without prescription are used until it goes away and for two weeks after. See a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Ringworm antifungal
Ringworm is a fungal skin infection often caused by animal to human transmission and human to human pathway.
The fungus causes scaling red round rashes that progress outwardly as the center clears and looks normal. Antifungal creams, some of which are sold over-the-counter without prescription are used until it goes away and for two weeks after. See a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Antifungal
Antifungal creams are available both over the counter and prescription.
Over the counter creams may be only partially effective be ause of resistance. If lamisil (terbinafine). Lotrimin, or mica tin do not cure the ringworm, oral or topical prescription antifungals are available.

In brief: Antifungal
Antifungal creams are available both over the counter and prescription.
Over the counter creams may be only partially effective be ause of resistance. If lamisil (terbinafine). Lotrimin, or mica tin do not cure the ringworm, oral or topical prescription antifungals are available.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ring Worm
Ring worm (tinea corporis) is a fungal infection which is quite common.
It it truly is a ring worm, it will need topical fungicidal medication prescribed. Usually the rash is circular and has centrally healing parts. Sometimes eczema can be mistaken for a ringworm.

In brief: Ring Worm
Ring worm (tinea corporis) is a fungal infection which is quite common.
It it truly is a ring worm, it will need topical fungicidal medication prescribed. Usually the rash is circular and has centrally healing parts. Sometimes eczema can be mistaken for a ringworm.
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