Treatment for ringworm

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The treatment for ringworm depends on its location on the body and how serious the infection is. Some forms of ringworm can be treated with non-prescription ("over-the-counter") medications, but other forms of ringworm need treatment with prescription anti-fungal medication.

Ringworm on the skin like athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) and jock itch (tinea cruris) can usually be treated with non-prescription anti-fungal creams, lotions, or powders applied to the skin for 2 to 4 weeks. There are many non-prescription products available to treat ringworm, including:

  • Clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex)
  • Miconazole (Aloe Vesta Antifungal, Azolen, Baza Antifungal, Carrington Antifungal, Critic Aid Clear, Cruex Prescription Strength, DermaFungal, Desenex, Fungoid Tincture, Micaderm, Micatin, Micro-Guard, Miranel, Mitrazol, Podactin, Remedy Antifungal, Secura Antifungal)
  • Terbinafine (Lamisil)
  • Ketoconazole (Xolegel)

For non-prescription creams, lotions, or powders, follow the directions on the package label. Contact your healthcare provider if your infection doesn’t go away or gets worse.

Ringworm on the scalp (tinea capitis) usually needs to be treated with prescription anti-fungal medication taken by mouth for 1 to 3 months. Creams, lotions, or powders don’t work for ringworm on the scalp. Prescription anti-fungal medications used to treat ringworm on the scalp include:

  • Griseofulvin (Grifulvin V, Gris-PEG)
  • Terbinafine
  • Itraconazole (Onmel, Sporanox)
  • Fluconazole (Diflucan)
Show me some pictures on the scalp please.
Ringworm is a highly contagious and common fungal skin infection that causes a red or silvery ring-like rash on the skin or scalp. If you have ringworm on the scalp, you may experience patchy hair loss and feel itchy. Ringworm infection can usually be diagnosed by keen observation. You can go to see a doctor to be treated. The pics of ringworm on the scalp are presented in a new Answer for you.

Here the pics of ringworm on the scalp.

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