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What do you do for ring worm ?
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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Anti fungal
Try Clotrimazole cream (over the counter, sold usually for "athletes foot").
If not better in 5 days see your doctor. May need full month of treatment for it to completely go away.

In brief: Anti fungal
Try Clotrimazole cream (over the counter, sold usually for "athletes foot").
If not better in 5 days see your doctor. May need full month of treatment for it to completely go away.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Topical antifungal
Ring worm is caused by a fungal infection and can be treated with a topical antifungal such as Clotrimazole or ketoconazole.
Also helps to use a topical steroid to help with the inflammation and itching. The topical steroid should not be used without the antifungal because the steroid can actually make the fungus proliferate and worsen.

In brief: Topical antifungal
Ring worm is caused by a fungal infection and can be treated with a topical antifungal such as Clotrimazole or ketoconazole.
Also helps to use a topical steroid to help with the inflammation and itching. The topical steroid should not be used without the antifungal because the steroid can actually make the fungus proliferate and worsen.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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