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Suggest treatment for ring worm

I have Chrones Disease and a very weak immune system. I have had Ringworm on the bottom of my foot for nearly 4 months. I have been on Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal prescriptions for the past 5 weeks. It was healing but now that my prescription is gone it seems to be coming back quickly. Im not able to see my doctor for another month. What can i do in the meantime?
Thu, 26 May 2016
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Thanks for posting your query to HCM.
Ring worm is caused by dermatophytic fungus .it require long and proper treatment.
Antibacterial are not effective ,it can only treat if there is secondary bacterial ifection.
presently you can aply antifungal ointment containing Turbinafine .
dont use steroid as it favour growth of fungus.
moisturising lotion can be used if itching is there .
when your dermatologist come consult him for taking complete treatment .
take care .
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