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Ringworm

Ringworm treatment

Most ringworm infections can be eliminated with one week of treatment with Lamisil Cream, DermGel or Spray.

What is ringworm?

Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a fungal infection that can affect almost all areas of the body and usually manifest itself in a characteristic red, circle shaped rash.

What you should know about ringworm:

  • Typical symptoms of ringworm include itching and a red, circular rash.
  • Children are more likely be affected by ringworm than adults, however adults can still get infected.
  • Ringworm can affect almost all areas of the body, however, is most common on the hands, neck, back and upper body.
  • Ringworm is contagious and can be transmitted through direct contact with infected skin or indirect contact with objects such as towels or floors.
  • Animals such as dogs, cats, horses and cows can get ringworm too and infected animals can transmit the infection to humans.
Symptoms of ringworm

Symptoms of ringworm

You might have ringworm if you experience:

• Red, ring-shaped, itchy rash.
• Circular sores with dry, flaky or moist skin.
• Rash with small pustules or blisters at the edges.
• Round patches of skin with a red raised edge an a clearer center.
• Scaly and itchy skin.
• Multiple rings.

On which parts of the body does ringworm appear?

Hands

Thick, dry, flaky skin can appear on the hands, similar to athlete’s foot.

Neck and back

A rash with dry, itchy patches of skin may occur.

Upper body

Circular rash, possibly with blisters or sores at the edges and a light spot in the middle.

Source: CDC

Products for treatment of ringworm

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Ringworm treatment should not be stopped prematurely.

Even if symptoms subside or disappear, this does not mean that the ringworm infection has been defeated. If treatment is stopped prematurely, ringworm may come back. Therefore, continue the treatment according to the directions for use for the full treatment duration, even if symptoms are no longer noticeable.

A once daily treatment of Lamisil Cream, DermGel and Spray for the entire 7 days is the treatment duration for ringworm. Lamisil also continues to work beyond the end of the treatment period, working effectively against ringworm and reducing the risk of recurring infections with a comparatively short period of use.

Tips for preventing ringworm

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Make sure you wash your hands regularly and shower immediately after contact sports.

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Avoid sharing towels or personal clothing with others. Wipe down any shared sports equipment with a disinfectant before and after use.

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Wear clean, dry clothing and opt for loose-fitting and breathable materials such as cotton, bamboo or other natural materials to help keep you dry.

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Do not touch animals or pets that may have ringworm (this will present itself as a light or hairless spot on the fur). Consult a vet if you suspect an animal may have ringworm and wash your hands immediately if you have handled an animal with a ringworm infection.

Source: Mayoclinic*