Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

Ringworm on inner thighs, in arm pits. Tried clotrimazole, lobate, recurring condition. Treatment?

Hi, i am 18yrs old, i m having tinia ( ringworm ) on my inner thighs and under arm .. its since 2 yrs.. i used many antifungal creams like canestan, clotrimazole , lobate gm .etc. but its not working.. as soon as it stops itching, i expect the ringworm to go but it comes back within 1 month or two.. i want to get rid of this as soon as possible.. plz help me..
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  209
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for posting your querry on HCM
I understood your problem.

Ring worms are contagious superficial skin diseases caused by dermaophytes, a group of fungus, who love to reside in warm and moist area and spread by contact with contact with animate or inanimate objects.

First of all get your diagnosis of a dermatophyte infection confirmed in a lab where there is a mycology set up.

If it is actually a recurrent infection, you can start with a antifungal powder preparation instead of an ointment.
Also you have to take care of the following points:
Wear loose cotton underwear and change it more than once a day
Keep the infected area dry
wash your clothes in boiling water

Try all these steps before shifting to oral antifungals.

Do get back to us if you have still having residual problems at any point of time.

Thank you.
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor