What antifungal kills ringworm?
The most common antifungals used to treat ringworm of the skin are:
- Allylamines, such as terbinafine (Lamisil). Allylamines come as creams, pills, and gels.
- Griseofulvin (Grifulvin V).
- Other antifungals such as tolnaftate (Tinactin).
Is there a systemic treatment for ringworm?
Ringworm can be treated topically (with external applications) or systemically (for example, with oral medications): Topical treatment: When fungus affects the skin of the body or the groin, many antifungal creams can clear the condition in around two weeks.
Are there any non-prescription treatments for ringworm?
There are many non-prescription products available to treat ringworm, including: 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)
What should I do if my child has ringworm?
Treatments for ringworm depend on the severity of the ringworm itself. For example, if your child has one or two small areas of patchy, scaly skin, a doctor may prescribe a cream treatment. Examples of creams used to treat ringworm include:
How is ringworm treated in an athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot can usually be treated with non-prescription medication applied to the skin. The treatment for ringworm depends on its location on the body and how serious the infection is.
When to contact a healthcare provider for ringworm?
You should contact your healthcare provider if: Your infection gets worse or doesn’t go away after using non-prescription medications. You or your child has ringworm on the scalp. Ringworm on the scalp needs to be treated with prescription antifungal medication.