Ringworm is a ring-shaped fungal infection which results in a red, itchy rash. The treatment of the condition is dependent on the severity and location of the rash. While many forms of ringworm can be treated with over the counter (OTC) creams and powders, in extreme cases however, prescribed anti-fungal medication is essential.
For ringworm on the skin such as in case of athlete’s foot or jock itch, you can use the best non-prescribed over the counter anti-fungal creams like Ring Out, lotions or powders for 2-3 weeks to kill the root cause of the infection i.e. fungus. Regularly applying the anti-fungal cream will also help prevent the infection from recurring.
If the infection is on the scalp, only anti-fungal creams or ointments will not be sufficient. You need to go to a doctor who can assess the severity of the infection and prescribe the necessary anti-fungal medications. A full course of around 2-3 months of anti-fungal oral medications would be required to completely cure ringworm. Also, you need to regularly clean your hair with an anti-fungal shampoo of superior quality based on your doctor’s recommendation.
Over the counter anti-fungal creams like Ring Out are highly effective when the infection is mild and on the skin. However in case of severe infection if the problem still persists, visiting a doctor is mandatory for getting the prescribed medications. You can still side by side apply the anti-fungal creams, powders, or lotions on the infection along with the prescribed medications, but do it only with your doctor’s advice.
Maintaining a hygienic lifestyle is the most important factor to avoid fungal infections of the skin like ringworm. Keep yourself clean and dry and eat a well-balanced diet. Remember a clean you is a healthy you. Stay Happy!