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Creams For Ringworm: Over The Counter Treatments

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Creams For Ringworm

There are quite a number of creams for the treatment of ringworm and in this article we will look at the key components which make up these various creams, gels and sprays. All of them fall under the general umbrella group of anti-fungal creams.

The reason for this is that ringworm or tinia as it is sometimes known is actually a fungus disease and nothing to do with any type of worm infection.

All of these treatments are available to purchase over the counter from a drug store or a pharmacist. You just need to be sure that you are getting the best one to treat the particular type of ringworm that the person actually has.

If ever in any doubt always ask a pharmacist for advice as it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Creams For Ringworm Treatment

Ringworm is a general name used for Dermatophytosis and is a skin infection caused by a fungi called Dermatophytes. It is a contagious disease and as such can spread easily, especially within a family. It can appear on the skin, scalp, groin and on both the hand and feet nails areas.

It will look slightly different depending on where it appears but is generally identified by a red ring shape which looks rather scaly and is always accompanied by an urge to itch.

Available Creams

  • Lamisil - This is especially effective for athlete's foot or what is known as jock itch (ringworm of the groin).
  • Canesten - again effective on athlete's foot or the groin area
  • Daktarin - effective on a number of skin rashes including ringworm. Daktarin also comes in a powder form and is more effective when a drying solution is required. Ringworm thrives under two conditions warmth and dampness, so removal of these conditions speeds recovery, hence a drying powder works well.
  • Clotrimazole - This is good for ringworm generally,athelete's foot and external thrush
  • Neem - A natural alternative and can be used on nail infections and athlete's foot
  • Bioforce Molkosan - Another natural treatment which contains orotic acid and can help treat any fungal infection.
  • Anti-Dandruff Shampoos - There are a number of these available which help with the scalp treatments and some of these are Head and Shoulders, Nizoral and anything with Tea Tree. These will only help and will not actually cure ringworm.
  • Salcura - These products are available for jock itch or penile thrush and general genital hygiene.
  • Scholl - They do a range of foot creams aimed specifically at athlete's foot.
  • Mycota Spray - This is a spray format and is used often for athlete's foot especially by those who play a lot of sport.
  • Curanail - For nail infections and is a mild treatment applied on a weekly basis.
  • Clearfeet Nail - Again aimed at the athlete's foot market and has a liquid treatment and various nail files.
  • ClearZal Solutions - Again for nail infections
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There are an untold number of brand names and various gels, sprays and creams on the market. They all claim to work but in reality some work and some don't.

They more or less contain some basic ingredients which help fight the fungus and that is what makes them work. They come in various strengths and different combinations and it is advised to always ask your pharmacist for recommendations.

Ringworm Creams

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Creams for Ringworm In Children

Ringworm is very common in children so I thought I would add a section on that. They are especially susceptible to this as they are constantly in public areas such as schools and as ringworm is so highly contagious they have a much higher chance of getting this illness.

Typically they tend to get it on their bodies, face and hair when younger so I have looked at the creams available for treating that. You can purchase these as over-the-counter treatment in the form of cream or an ointment.

Ringworm of the scalp will need some type of shampoo, cream and a prescribed oral medicine from your doctor as it is very hard to deal with. Griseofulvin is the most popular medicine prescribed.

For most others an anti-fungal cream is the best. There are quite a few of these but the most popular ones are Loprox, and Spectazole.

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