What the Heck, My Ringworm Cream Isn’t Working – Is Yours?

Your ringworm cream choice is important providing you have determined the proper diagnosis.

Ringworm is not a worm but rather a fungus. The location of the ringworm is important for the proper diagnosis. The ringworm can be seen as a inflammation with a circular look to it. The ringworm outer edges will look red. The center area of the ringworm will look like normal skin with the outer area being raised and crusty. You can also experience extreme itchiness with this type of fungus.

Your ringworm cream usually works best depending on the location and type of the infected human area. The creams that are used for humans do not work as well with animals. Shampoos and dips usually are best for animal treatments. Consulting with your vet is mandatory for the proper cure and method of application.

Anti fungal creams are used mostly for treatments. Oral medication may be necessary depending on the severity of the inflammation. Athlete’s foot and jock itch will probably require more than over-the-counter medication.

Yes, ringworm can spread to other places of the body. The more difficult areas to treat are the scalp (ringworm scalp) and the toenails. Typical treatments include creams, lotions and even nail polish. In some cases, an anti fungal pill prescription by your doctor is the best method of treatment. For ringworm scalp, an anti fugal pill or a prescription ringworm cream will probably be necessary for a speedy recovery.

Over-the-counter ointments and creams typically have miconazole or clotrimazole. Brand name products are Lotrimin, Micatin, Tinactin and Monistat. Lamisil contains terbinafin which is a type of anti fungal drug. Your doctor will have a wide variety of prescription based medications such as Allylajines. Allylajines is available in a cream, gel or pill form.

Your ringworm cream choice is important providing you have determined the proper diagnosis for a speedy and healthy recovery.