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What is the treatment for ringworm?

i have had ringworm since febuary this year, and it has gone but there is a scar which leaks sometimes. i have been taking terbinafine tablets for 6weeks now, still have 2weeks left to take. the scar is not so bad, but there are pits where the blood pus leaks from.
Fri, 23 May 2014
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Hello,
Thanks for the query,
Ring worm is a fungal infection of groin
The area of groin is very moist and is prone to develop these infections.
Treatment can be with oral antifungals as well as with topical antifungals.
Various antifungal powders like candid are available.
These can help reduce the moisture as well as control the infection.
Please dont use any steroid, it can worsen your condition
Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.
Let me know if you have any other doubt.
you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.
http://www.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-rahul-kumar/64818
Wishing you good health,
Thank you
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What is the treatment for ringworm?

Hello, Thanks for the query, Ring worm is a fungal infection of groin The area of groin is very moist and is prone to develop these infections. Treatment can be with oral antifungals as well as with topical antifungals. Various antifungal powders like candid are available. These can help reduce the moisture as well as control the infection. Please dont use any steroid, it can worsen your condition Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis. Let me know if you have any other doubt. you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link. http://www.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-rahul-kumar/64818 Wishing you good health, Thank you