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Have ringworm on shoulders. Used Daktacort. How long to completely cure it?

I have been suffering from Ringworm on both the shoukders since 2 months. On visiting a doctor in Oct 2012, I was told to use Daktacort ointment for a week and though it seemed to reduce, ringworm reappeared 1 week after I stopped using. So doc advised me to continue using it for another 2 weeks, but no relief. So after 4 weeks, I went to Doc again and I was prescribed Timodine which also didn t reduce the ringworm. The area aroung has become scaly and on my third visit, I was asked to use Terbinafine Hydrochloride (anti fungal ) cream which made the Ringworm worse. So In Dec 2012, I still have ringworm. I would like to know any remedies and how long it will take to completely cure it
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Hi, first thing is to confirm if its a ringworm or not usually it does not occur on shoulders that too bilaterally. suppose if its a ringworm than daftacort and timodine is not the correct drug terbinafine is the right one. if its severe start cap itraconazole 100 mg daily for 15 days and continue terbinafine cream. if it does not recover than its something else. take care
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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