Ringworm Treatment

Although ringworm is really common and not a dangerous infection in most cases, it can be uncomfortable. Looking for ringworm treatment? Read on to find easy other-the-counter solutions that are quite effective.

Question

Dr. Greene, my little sister has a ring worm, whatever that is, on her leg right underneath her buttocks. We took her to the doctors and they said to use Tinactin cream. Does this sound right?? I’ve never heard of using a cream for ring worms — friend of mine said they were put on antibiotics — plus if it’s not inconvenient, may I get a little information on what exactly a ring worm is, and how you pick them up??? They said she probably picked one up in the grass at one of our BBQ’s, is that possible??? Thank you very much for reading my question, I’m just a very protective and concerned big sister. God Bless!

P.S. Thank you very much for having this (Dr.Greene’s HouseCalls). I’ve gone through about what seems like a thousand topics and I’ve learned a lot, hopefully someday I too will become a pediatrician. (In about 10 years, not too bad eh??) Once again, Thanx a million!!!!!!!
Sincerely, Pearl C. – 14 years old – O.C., California

Dr. Greene`s Answer:

Pearl, you sound like an awesome big sister! Your little sister is really lucky to have someone like you watching out for her and helping her to learn about her own health. Taking her to the doctor AND making sure you understand the truth yourself is a winner combination. It sounds to me that you really are on the road to becoming a great Pediatrician.

Ringworm is NOT a Worm

Infections by worms have been recognized since antiquity. Treating some of these infections was among the few notable successes of early doctors. Physicians adopted as their professional symbol a staff encircled by two worms. This symbol, the caduceus, is used to this day.

One of the more obvious worm infections was one which we today call cutaneous larva migrans. As the worms travel through the body just under the skin, scaly red lines mark their paths. These lines are actually inflammatory reactions to the worms.

A very similar skin finding, with raised scaly rings instead of straight lines, was also noted in antiquity.

This infection came to be called ringworm, since the worms apparently traveled in laps around a short circle, rather than in a wandering line. Ringworm typically lasted several months and then, thankfully, resolved on its own. The infection was known to be mildly contagious, but the worm itself was never seen. It was a great mystery.

Some people thought that the ringworm skin lesions looked rather like the holes made in garments by moths — flat in the center, with a raised border. During the Middle Ages physicians began calling this infection tinea, the name of a common family of moths. Physicians added a descriptive word to the name to specify where on the body the infection was located: ringworm infections on the head were called tinea capitis, on the body tinea corporis, on the feet tinea pedis. They also had specific names for the same infection found in the groin, armpit, facial hair, or nails.

Ringworm is a Fungus

It was not until 1837 that the true cause of ringworm was found. A Polish physician looking at scrapings from the skin of people with ringworm identified a fungus (that he then massaged into his own arm!). Over the next several years, a number of investigators proved that what we call ringworm is always a fungal infection. This was the first time that any microscopic organism was ever proven to cause human disease. It has no connection at all with worms, other than the similar appearance of the skin lesions.

Fungi are tiny living organisms that survive by eating plant or animal material. The ringworm fungi feed on keratin — the material found in the outer layer of skin, hair, and nails. These fungi thrive best on skin that is moist, hot, and hidden from the light. When this infection is found on the feet, it is commonly called athlete’s foot; when it is found in the groin it is commonly called jock itch; and when it is found on the body it is still called ringworm. Up to 20 percent of the population has one of these infections at any given moment.

Ringworm is Mildly Contagious

Ringworm is very mildly contagious. It can be caught from domestic animals (especially dogs and cats) as well as most farm animals. The infection can be caught from the animal directly, or from anything, the animal rubs against (yes, Pearl, your sister could have gotten it from playing on the ground at the BBQ). Ringworm can also be caught from other humans, both by direct contact and by prolonged contact with flakes of shed skin (by using shared locker rooms and showers, from sharing clothes or from house dust, for instance). Wrestlers commonly spread it back and forth with their sweaty contact (tinea gladiatorum!).

To catch ringworm, you have to be exposed to it, and you have to be susceptible. Some people are much more susceptible than others. Those with eczema or other skin problems get ringworm more easily because the protective barrier of the skin’s outer layer is less intact. People with weakened immune systems are also more likely to get infected.  Children are more susceptible before puberty. Boys get it more easily than girls. Some people are genetically predisposed and can get it easily throughout life (like me!). 

Ringworm Treatment

Ringworm treatment is one of the many effective topical antifungal creams, such as miconazole (Tinactin), clotrimazole (Lotrimin) or terbinafine (Lamisil). Several of these antifungal creams are now available without a prescription and come in lotions, creams and powders. Treatment may require several weeks. Only by treating for at least one week after the resolution of symptoms (and for a total of at least 4 weeks) can one guarantee eradication. (Pets can be treated with the same medicines, but this is difficult since they often don’t get a rash with their infections. Contact your pet’s veterinarian to get up-to-date information on the best treatment for animals). As soon as treatment has begun, it’s fine for her to play with others, but it’s best not to share clothing or to let other children rub the patch of ringworm.

Rarely, when ringworm of the body is resistant to topical therapy, we use oral antifungal medications for about one month.

When ringworm is found in the nails or on the scalp, the infection is much more difficult to eliminate. Prolonged treatment with a prescription oral anti-fungal medicine (as well as other topical medicines) is usually necessary. Scalp ringworm is a major cause of hair loss, and should be treated aggressively. Creams, lotions and powders do not work; oral medication for one to three months is needed in this case.

Prevention 

Although ringworm is really common and not a dangerous infection in most cases, it can be uncomfortable– so it is good to try to prevent the infection from starting!  There are a couple easy measures to decrease your risk of contracting ringworm. Keep your skin clean and dry (no wearing sweaty socks around!).  Try not to share clothes, brushes, or other personal items.  When using public locker rooms, wear sandals. Always wash your hands with soap and water after playing with pets. And if you are involved in sports, change out of your wet work out clothes. Wipe down gear such as your helmet, gloves, and shin guards; and allow these items to dry completely before wearing them again.

Pearl, I expect that your sister’s patch of ringworm on her leg will clear up with the Tinactin. In the meantime, thanks for watching out for her!

References and Resources

Hainer BL. Dermatophyte infections. American Family Physician 67(1): 101-8, 2003.

Noble SL et al. Diagnosis and management of common tinea infections. American Family Physician 58(1):163-74, 77-8, 1998

Medical Review on: July 01, 2020
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I am suffering from ringworm from about a year and It is spreading day by day. I don’t go to clinic or any treatment because I am too shy. Plz help me for this.what medicine should I use.it have been all dark under my buttocks and it is too itchy. Plz help me 😭😭😭

Oh Evaa, I’m so sorry!

Dr. Greene says, “… effective topical antifungal creams, such as miconazole (Tinactin) or clotrimazole (Lotrimin). Several of these antifungal creams are now available WITHOUT a prescription.” That means you can get it at a pharmacy. You can ask the pharmacist to help you make sure you are getting the correct cream. The pharmacist will not be at all embarrassed by your questions. Since ringworm can be in the hair or on the body, they may ask where it is. You can just answer “on my body” without saying where.

Additionally, Dr. Greene says, “Treatment may require several weeks. Only by treating for at least one week after the resolution of symptoms (and for a total of at least 4 weeks) can one guarantee eradication. Be sure and follow these instructions.

Dr. Greene also says, “Rarely, when ringworm of the body is resistant to topical therapy, we use oral antifungal medications for about one month.” This is all the more reason to be sure to use the cream long enough to wipe it out, but just knock it back. You would to be sure you get the most out of the cream.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
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Am Ahmed from Nigeria Kogi Nigeria. I was diagnosed to have Candace Skil infection (ringworm), I ask take fluconale 200mg for a month which I did after taking the drugs I was ok but after a month I noticed the same problem is back. Please help me what will I do to solve the problem. I also noticed that the some worm move round by skin.

Hello,
I have ringworm and now trying to cure with a natural way into apple cider vinegar. I was used for the last four days now these infected areas getting red and inflamed. Why? and is it harmful?
With respect

Aung,

Vinegar is an acid. You are likely “burning” the skin on your arm. This is a natural reaction, but it signals that you should not continue this line of treatment.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
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Ringworm is a very frustrating fungal infection. The same fungus can be seen as foot fungus and nail fungus. Luckily, I have never had it myself, but heard of several who have been infected with itchy symptoms. They have treated ringworm with eg. tea tree oil and castor oil. More sources incl. castorolie.dk has reference to studies that have investigated the effect of these natural oils. And according to these sources, the oils work against fungi. Apply the oils to the skin eg in the scalp (not in the hair) and repeat 3 times daily until the infection is gone. If there are still symptoms and no changes to the skin after 2 weeks, contact your doctor. That’s my advice.

I am suffering from ringworm for more than 1 1/5 years but no medicine is working on it i used allopathic as well as homoeopathic but i didn’t get any results so plz kindly suggest me some tips

I am suffering from ringworm for over 5 years now I tried all my best to see different doctors, nd I’m scared BCOZ nothing seems to be working nd this ringworm is moving on my face now it’s in my ears .plz help me doctor what do I do am I in danger or what.

Hi Talib,

Thanks for writing in.

Are you sure it’s ringworm? Have you seen a doctor and had a skin scraping done?

Best, @MsGreene
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my mother is suffering from ringworm from last 3 year. She taken many medicine but she don’t have any relief. On her complete body is having ringworms. Her age is 43year’s. Please advise me a best medicine for her.
Thanks

My spouse has suffered with ringworm for the last six months. None of the topical creams have worked and she can’t take the pills due to medical reasons. The only thing that worked was organic raw apple cider vinegar with the mother. Regular did not work, it had to be raw, organic, with the mother (such as Bragg). Pour it over the effected areas and let it air dry. Do this once a day until a week after symptoms clear.

I have ring warm I use dexoderm ointment but it’s not suited plz say one good ointment

Nayeemullah,

Dr. Greene says, “The treatment for ringworm is one of the many effective topical antifungal creams, such as miconazole (Tinactin) or clotrimazole (Lotrimin). Several of these antifungal creams are now available without a prescription. Treatment may require several weeks. Only by treating for at least one week after the resolution of symptoms (and for a total of at least 4 weeks) can one guarantee eradication.”

Different individuals may respond better to one ointment than to the others, so you may need to try several before you find the right one. It might be wise to ask your pharmacist for the anti-fungal ointment he or she recommends in your area and start there. Also, it is important to use the ointment for a total of four weeks to completely kill the fungus.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
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Ringworm (tinea or dermatophytosis) is a type of fungal infection of the skin that actually has nothing to do with worms. The infection can occur just about anywhere on the body and has different names depending on which part of the body it affects. Ringworm is a superficial fungal infection that doesn’t cause disease below the surface of the skin. Ringworm of the body, specifically the trunk and limbs, is called tinea corporis.

Thank You so much Dr.Greene for giving such an amazing article about ringworm treatment. It’s very helpful for people and easily understood that how to get rid of ringworm.

Hi,
I am suffering from skin infection on my hips legs neck for the last six months,visited several doctors & skin specialist but still its not going.
Doctors told me that its skin infection like.. ring worms & nothing more than that.
For the time being when the doctors suggesting medicines like Terbinafine 250 ./Livocetrizine or Cetrizine and tube lobate m GM its getting stop & start once again after a day or two & makes so much itching/rashes even not able to sit or sleep properly.
Can anyone here who can suggest me better medicine/treatment or doctor who can remove it.
I will thankful that person who help me.

Hi there,

just curious if you did manage to get rid of ringworm? I have one now for over a month and using pills and creams, but it keeps spreading. If you managed to get rid of it please could you share with your receipt?

Cheers

What I found very beneficial is as follows firstly dip a wad of cotton wool in Apple cider vinegar then squeeze it out lightly put in on the affected area then tape it using medicinal tape leave it overnight it will pain a lot but helps a lot

Hi, Ejax. I used to have ringworm for about 11 years. And then, through a lot of prayer and help from Mom, we discovered the ULTIMATE cure for ringworm. Now listen close and follow instructions carefully. Get some Castor oil from a local store. Go online and buy yourself CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL. When you have it, get a squeeze bottle and pour the Castor oil inside. Take the cinnamon essential oil and pour some drops inside; not a lot, you’ll burn yourself. Now, apply liberally to the infected area. This is what you’ll see occur: the ringworm will get inflamed, and it will get BIGGER! DO NOT BE ALARMED BY THIS; THAT MEANS IT IS DYING!! Trust me. Apply everyday after washing the infected area. Apply in the morning, afternoon, and before you go to bed. Wash your clothes, etc. When the ringworm gets bigger, it will start to lower back into the skin and eventually disappear in about a week or so. Do not stop med application. Continue for about a week after the sores have disappeared to make sure it’s dead. Note: do not be alarmed by what seems to be a ringworm-like rash afterwards. This just means you probably used too much cinnamon. Oh, and one more thing. When cleaning yourself, use isopropyl alcohol or a strong soap. See you on the road to recovery.

Hi,
I am suffering from skin infection on my hips for the last five years,visited several doctors & skin specialist but still its not going.
Doctors told me that its skin infection like.. ring worms & nothing more than that.
For the time being when the doctors suggesting medicines like Terbinaforce-5mg./Livocetrizine or Cetrizine/Betnesol with tube like Etan-GM its getting stop & start once again after a day or two & makes so much itching/rashes even not able to sit or sleep properly.
I used mustard oil,coconut oil,creams like Etan-GM,nail remover & many more…..
Can anyone here who can suggest me better medicine/treatment or doctor who can remove it.
I will thankful that person who help me.

Hi Dr Greene am KWEKU Jones a boy of eighteen years old in I had ringworm on my scalp when I was 5years old. My parents have been using medicines like fluconazole, funbact A, samocid, econacine….etc which was recommended by dermatologist. Am still having the problem on my head and is still itching. Thank you for readin’. I will be glad with answers

Good day Dr Green

my six months old baby is having small pimples in circle form at her back sometimes they fade away but now they are visible again is it something i should worry about? please help.

Hi
Please I need help, I have been suffering from ring worm (at least that’s what it looks like) for almost a decade now. It started when I was really young and I got medications and treatments which got rid of all except one in the center of my head. I have tried different medications and creams but it’s resistant. It’s round, flaky and itchy please what can I do to get rid of it.
Note: I have had it for close to 10 years.

Sir
I had some ring worm of upper lage (thai). When sweat is become the feel too much eche. Then i cant control it. So please help me. To clear the ringworm totally. And send me some medicine name which is help me. Thanks. I also use like cream quavardidrum , o2 durm, pendurm+ but i did not setisfied with them. I also use anti fungle soap ketostar which help me to clear eche.

I am suffering from ringworm from 30year’s old .many types of medicine and cream to take in feature but not cured . what shall I do in present.please guide me.

Sir l am suffering from ringworm age 35.what shall l do please tell me

Thanks for your help and useful website.

Just another suggestion for keeping the area (s) clean. I also used Dr.Castilles Tea tree oil soap to wash.

I had gotten ringworm the beginning of January. I have been very persistent on eradicating it. I used antifungal lotrimin for ringworm and applied twice a day! I also used caldesene powder to help the itch. Because I read it was a fungus I stopped eating sugar and changed my diet, no sugar or processed foods. I believe candida in your system has a lot to do with it. I also bought some kyolic garlic for candida intestinal cleanse along with bactrex by systemic formula, plus probiotics. Drink lots of water.
It has been working after about two weeks I could see where the fungus was lessening. I changed and was my clothes everyday and never used the same towels. I also feel better and have a lot more energy. Being persistent is the key. Don’t give up. I’m still using the cream and the powder, it has not totally gone but it is way better then it was. Thanks for all the information and the tips on how to get rid of it.

Hi there,

just wondering if you managed to get rid of ringworm in the end? I have it now and it won’t go away:( Please could you give some advise?

Cheers

hi…
i had a ringworm for 6 months and i apply cream & pill but it seem biger and biger please help me

i have a ringworm on my leg for more than a month.. used clotrimzole for over a month and the ringworm is still there, but other resistant patches have form on other parts of the body (probably from using my shower towel). should i go to the doc and get on oral antifungal meds?

Obviously.. You should try for oral antifungal medication along with topical agent’s for effective treatment

Sir my brother have ringworm 5 months ago but it was not get rid plz help me to get rid by this problem

Rocky,

Thanks for writing in.

Dr. Greene says, “The treatment for ringworm is one of the many effective topical antifungal creams, such as miconazole (Tinactin) or clotrimazole (Lotrimin). Several of these antifungal creams are now available without a prescription.” This means you can go into a pharmacy and get the medicine without a prescription in the United States. If you do not live in the US, you may have to ask a doctor to help.

Additionally, Dr. Greene says, “Treatment may require several weeks. Only by treating for at least one week after the resolution of symptoms (and for a total of at least 4 weeks) can one guarantee eradication.” When you do get one of the medicines Dr. Greene mentions, be sure to use it for at least one week after there are no more signs of the ringworm. This is very important!

Best, @MsGreene
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Hello Dr

I am so concerned writhing this mail, 3 days back I took my 4year old son to the doctor since he has r ingworms on his head and he kept scratching saying it’s itchy. The doctor gave him Ketoconazole Tablets and told to give him half a pill a day. so I have been doing that(giving him a pill before bedtime), but last night he woke in the middle of the night his temperature soo high and the rest of the day today he was sleeping and complaining about tummy ache. Then I googled the drug we were given and saw that fever and tummy ache are among the side effects and that it can cause liver damage, so I want to stop giving him the tablet,because it has been 4 days and I have given him 2 tablets so far including today. Ist a good idea? Right now he is sleeping and his temperature is still high and he did not eat much today,.
Please help,
Concerned mum.

Kgomotso,

It could be wise to call the doctor who prescribed Ketoconazole for your son. He or she will likely tell you to stop and will hopefully provide other alternative.

I hope your son gets well soon.

Best, @MsGreene
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Hi docter

I am himanshu form noida
Second time ringworm in my
Head i m very dens what can i
Do now

Hi doctor,
I have ringworm from 4 years, I have used so many medicine and lotion but no benefits so plz help me.

We adopted two kittens and within a day realized that they had ringworm (just a couple of spots). We began treating with topical Micozole Lotion (miconazole nitrate 1%). A week later, I asked the vet for something with more coverage, as I was finding more spots on one of the kittens. I began using Miconahex + Triz shampoo and LimePlus Dip (used both once already) and was told to use both weekly. At 10 days after having the kittens, both my daughter and I have two spots on us. I am treating mine with Naftin, and her pediatrician prescribed ketoconazole. Outside of what we are doing, what else should we be doing to make sure this doesn’t spread further? I’ve read everything from clean your house like normal once a week to basically having to take a blow torch to the house to get rid of it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Hello,
So I basically thought nothing of it when I first had ringworms, although I put cream and stuff on it and then it started to spread more onto my back and legs, and then all of a sudden one day, they just disappeared and so I just applied the cream for a couple more days so I knew that they were gone, came back from my holiday and I’ve got them back again, is it possible to get some type of medicine so they never come back??

dear
doctor I’m suffering from a very hard ringworm since from four months and I have use so many types of medicine but it doesn’t change. can you help please ??

Hi Prem,

How do you know it’s ringworm? What medicines have you used?

Best,
@MsGreene
Co-founder & Executive Producer DrGreene.com, Mom
Note: Not Dr. Greene, not a doctor. Keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

i was suffering from ringworm its being 1 year finally i used tea tree oil and it worked like the best medicine i realy suggest if any one is suffering.

Hi all, just want to share my experience with ringworm, because now it’s definitely better. Couple of weeks ago I’ve noticed that I had some patches on my skin, like red circles. Been in 3 different doctors, had 3 different treatments (pills and creams) and nothing seemed to help. So on my last appointment with doctor again he prescribed me creams to apply Twice per day, but on top of that, I started to use Aloevera and I believe that actually was the solution. So if you have aloevera at home (the actual plant) just cut the leaves open it and use the gel inside. Apply the gel on the skin and leave it for 20min and after just shower (without using body wash). It really helped.

Dear doctor i am 30 year old suffuring from ring worm since from 4 years its in iner part tried many medicians
Having no result

Tea tree oil or
Nystatin cream most effective medicine…
I’m suffering from one year, just rid in a one month….

Renu,

Which medicines have you tried? Are you sure it’s ringworm?

@MsGreene
Co-founder & Executive Producer DrGreene.com, Mom
Note: Not Dr. Greene, not a doctor. Keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Sir I’m suffering from ring worm to 2 years please give me help

Santosh,

Here is what Dr. Greene says, “The treatment for ringworm is one of the many effective topical antifungal creams, such as miconazole or clotrimazole. Several of these antifungal creams are now available without a prescription. Treatment may require several weeks. Only by treating for at least one week after the resolution of symptoms can one guarantee eradication.”

Have you tried the over the counter creams? Have you continued at least one week after resolution?

I hope this helps, @MsGreene
Co-founder & Executive Producer DrGreene.com, Mom
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My 1 month old boy had ringworm at his face.can he use ketoconazole cream?

I am having ring worm infection in my groins n lips of my vagina… After applying clotrimazole the things have gone but the skin has become dry n extremely itchy.please help

Dear Doctor,
I have ringworm from 6 month still now. I don’t understand how to treat my ringworm with severe boils . Please help me.

Dear DoctorI have ring worm form 1 month till today.I don’t understand how to treat my ring worm with serve boila plz help me

Sir please help me. I am trouble from Ringworm. Many types medicine uses. Exp-Ketoconazole,itraconazole,fluconazole,Terbinafine. Tec

i have a leg&hand ringworm how i can solve my problem please tell me

thanks

Santhhosh,

Here are Dr. Greene’s suggestions:

The treatment for ringworm is one of the many effective topical antifungal creams, such as miconazole (Tinactin) or clotrimazole (Lotrimin). Several of these antifungal creams are now available without a prescription. Treatment may require several weeks. Only by treating for at least one week after the resolution of symptoms (and for a total of at least 4 weeks) can one guarantee eradication. (Pets can be treated with the same medicines, but this is difficult, since they often don’t get a rash with their infections.

Best,
@MsGreene

Hlw Doctor,

I am suffering from ringworm since 3 month i am using medicine’s from dr’s advice
but there is no result please give me the solution to finish this one I am so upset about this I am not getting sleep properly because of itching. Pls suggest me better medicine nd cream pls doctor.

I have had ringworm for almost 5 months. Just started using Lotrimin. How long does it take before it clears. I can’t sleep at night due to the itching. I think I caught it from my cousins dog while caring for it. Even worse, I passed it on to my daughter. She washes it off when I’m not seeing. How long does it take to see results?? I’m going on almost 5 months with ringworm. My daughter for almost a month with ringworm

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I’m suffering from ringworm since 5years plzzzz help me doctor

Dear Gopi: Besides using the Tinactin or Lotrimin cream, (1) make sure to gently exfoliate the skin daily with a washcloth in the shower using a soap containing Tea Tree Oil, grapefruit seed oil, or other essential oils. Trader Joe’s has a good (& cheap) citrus body wash. Use a clean washcloth each time, and launder linens frequently.
(2) Fight it from the inside by boosting your immune system! Vitamin C, echinacea and zinc are helpful (always take zinc with food). Eating fresh whole unprocessed food, getting more sleep & doing moderate exercise outside all boost immunity too. (3) To build up your skin’s protective barrier, get plenty of A,C,E, zinc and B vitamins (esp. B3/niacin, B5/pantothenic acid, & B7/biotin). Wishing you great health.
P.S. You might want to rotate the ointments you use. There is an inexpensive ointment that is non-toxic yet effective, called Derman, available on Amazon. It is for athlete’s foot, jock itch, and other forms of ringworm that are not on the scalp or nails.

Hello sir, i’m suraj nd i suffered ringworm from 5 yr . it soo much harm on my private part (v shap) nd i have many treatment do bt which medician work 2 or 3 day bt i can not free from this ringworm soo plzzz sir help me..??

After washing the places use Terbinaforce 2-3 times daily.

Nothing works !!! Doctors didn’t help I can’t afford $200 pulse medication what’s a pill for me since I had it for 8 years now

Sir i got ringworm from last 9 months till date it is not recovered.I tried many ointments and tablets went to many doctors but no result.I get alot of itching and it is spreaded to most parts of my body. Please help me to recover soon

Hi doc
I am suffering from ringworm since 3 month i am using medicine’s from dr’s advice
but there is no result please give me the solution to finish this one I am so upset about this I am not getting sleep properly because of itching

If it is bad nothing works but the pills from doc. Seriously. I ghost ave BBC autoimmune diseases, and noone knew what it was. Till I started researching. Then kept asking. I thought I was losing my mind. I had so much swelling in the soft tissue of my head. A doc said by ct that it was staph. No labs. But truth be known it was probably a underlying infection.I could walk straight. I am second month on pills. It is going away slowing. I cut all my hair off so docs could see it. I also know garlic kicks it’s butt. I used galic coves. Cut them up laid them all over. It may smell bad. But hey if you want to get better. ;) Also apple cider with water in shower. Love this stuff. I am however finding it hard to get family treatment. Nobody thinks they have tiny little spores of fungus in them. People it is every where. I feel like giving up. I can not go through this again. Ideas? I clean every day. Please help!! I even had the doc print off education. They don’t care cause it doesn’t itch them. Carriers people I love my family but exhausted. Thanks hope I helped too.

Sir
I am 21 years old and have been suffering from ringworm from the last 9 months. At first I thought it was a mild irritation but it started getting bigger in round shape with the edge severed so I bought one ointment and apply over the affected area but that doesn’t work at all. So I tried all kinds of antifungal ointment suggested by some friends and colleagues. Also one such friends suggested me to take one pill called Canditral 150 mg…I tried that too but the cure didn’t last long and since then it looks like it has worsen now it has spread like over most on my body like my right leg calf both back and front, the area between both my thighs, between my buttocks, my waist line, my left underarms and shoulders.
Please help me…I am sick of this and had to struggle with the itches and irritation specially outside the public place.

You need to buy virgin coconut oil and tea tree oil. Apply it 2 times a day and take showers in the gold dial. When the itching and pinching starts to get intens that’s a good sign. Don’t stop treatment, the ring worm fungus is beginning to die off. You should start to see results after the 3 or 4 days. Stay strong and don’t give up.

Defense soap, itll be gone in 1-2 weeks, also, taking garlic pill vitamins and Kale vitamin, yes kale, its hard to find but its well worth it.

Hi sir
I got ring warm in three places left elbow , right armpit , right leg calf . I have been suffering from 45 days .it itself coming and going I used tablet for two times for 3 days and one ointment . Plz tell me how to cure this . I will be waiting for your message sir .

Hi Dr. I got ringworm when I was a teenager and I applied some ointment which my mother uses for her ringworm I don’t remember the name anymore and it went away but keeps on coming back every summer sometimes even in winter and a pharmacist suggest me to use terbinafine and I used it for 4-5 years everytime the ringworm shows up and it will go away but this time it’s getting worse and spreading to many areas also I started getting very small blisters all over my arms and buttocks so I stopped terbinafine and applied bleach but not helping.I m also under treatment for pigmentation and I am applying glycolic acid and kojic acid so is this the reason m getting blisters? I really need help to get rid of this ringworm. Thanks Amy

I have taken Griseofulvin 250mg from Internationaldrugmart website for my ringworm. After two days I have seen a noticeable change.

I’m 21 years old male. I have been suffering from ringworm almost 3 years now. I also visited dermatologist in which he prescribed me kitoconazole cream, tablet and powders,
I aslo took moconazole, terbinafine, fourderm etc, tried treating with organic coconut oil,by bleaching, pasting with baking soda on the affected area. But none of them work. I have tried all the best I can, applied all the best advices I got. Now m hopeless, pain but still fighting for it.

Dear Mr. Patrick,

The same situation is here… i’m also continuously fighting with this problem.. Here I have so many Ringworms on my thighs.. And I have to face the irritation… I already used so many treatment prescribed by the dermatologists. but the situation is still as usual.
Please help !!!

Regards
Vaibhav Sharma

I have facing clothes what is the appropriate medicine to be used to cure it fastly

hi sir,
iam sufferring from fungal infection since 1 year,i tried many medicines but after stoping using medicines again im getting back the infection,so please predict me the permenant solution.