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What is the best cure for Ringworm?
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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).
Posted by lloricwriter on February 7, 2013 at 12:36 PM (Answer #1)
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.
Posted by msmegan on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 AM (Answer #2)
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