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What is the best cure for Ringworm?

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raitu | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted January 19, 2013 at 7:08 AM via web

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What is the best cure for Ringworm?

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lloricwriter | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 7, 2013 at 12:36 PM (Answer #1)

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Topical agents such as Miconazole, Terbinafine, Clotrimazole, Ketoconazole, or Tolnaftate have proven effective in treating ringworm, which is also known as Dermatophytosis.

The treatment regimen should be followed to get the best results, where the aformentioned drugs are applied two times a day until symptoms resolve in usually one to two weeks. After that, the treatment should be continued for up to 7 days more after resolution of visible symptoms to prevent its recurrence.

To prevent spreading the infection, avoid touching the lesions and maintain good hygiene (washing hands, taking baths).


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msmegan | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 21, 2013 at 1:42 AM (Answer #2)

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Ringworm is best treated with topical antifugal creams and ointments such as Micatin, Tinactin, and Lamisil.  You do not need a prescription for these creams. 

Depending on the severity of your ringworm and if ointments did not work, you may need antifugal pills such as fluconazole (Diflucan). 

It is very important to use your treatment in the way indicated on the packaging in order to have your outbreak clear up as quickly as possible.  You may need to continue treatment for 2 - 4 weeks after it clears up to avoid another infection.



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user9564597 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 28, 2013 at 5:59 AM (Answer #3)

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Its because of fungal infection on the skin.

remedy is antifugal creams. 

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