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Suggest treatment for ringworm infection

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Posted on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: What is good to heal ringworm in humans
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Treatment of ringworm infection

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Ringworm infection needs to be treated with antifungals .
You can apply clotrimazole cream or terbinafine cream. Either of these has to be applied twice a day. They have to be used for two to four weeks depending upon the area infected.
I would advise you not to use clotrimazole combination with steroid cream since it basically masks the infection. You should use a plain clotrimazole cream.
Sometimes in addition, oral antifungals have to be given along.

Dr Geetika Paul
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