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Suggest treatment for ringworm infection on arm

hello ....i have ringworm on my right arm and i know where it came from ... i saw it on my son left top shoulder i didn t know what it was at first i ve touch it ... and the next day i woke up and was scratching my arm and i ve noticed that i scratch to hard... so i look down at my arm and i saw the something what my son have on his shoulder... i ve took my son and myself to patient first.... they told us that we have ringworm... so they gave us meds... called ketoconazole... they told me to keep it on for two weeks.... but my main concern is ... i have skin irritation , itching ,and a little bit of swelling... puss comes out a little bit it hurt a little bit... and wanted to know do it supposed to get worse to get better... or is it infected and i need to get stronger dose of medicine.... help me please!!!!!!
Wed, 29 Apr 2015
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Hello,

I can understand your concern for the ringworm infection on arm. After analyzing your query with diligence it appears to be more of problem due to scratching the area rather than ring worm itslef.

Most of your symptoms indicate an infection at the affected site. In your kind of cases I generally prescribe a course of antibiotic along with a cream containing antifungals such as clotrimazole or miconazole. An antihistamine is a must to reduce the intensity of itching. I suggest you to meet a doctor to get proper treatment.
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Suggest treatment for ringworm infection on arm

Hello, I can understand your concern for the ringworm infection on arm. After analyzing your query with diligence it appears to be more of problem due to scratching the area rather than ring worm itslef. Most of your symptoms indicate an infection at the affected site. In your kind of cases I generally prescribe a course of antibiotic along with a cream containing antifungals such as clotrimazole or miconazole. An antihistamine is a must to reduce the intensity of itching. I suggest you to meet a doctor to get proper treatment.