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How to Cure Ringworm

Ringworm is basically a fungal infection of skin and scalp and can appear on face, neck, legs etc. If it occupies your scalp, you will lose the hair on that area and notice reddish and greyish spots on the scalp itself. What’s most important about this is to know how this infection is quick in its spreading. As it spreads, edges of these spots become dry and multi-layered, while the middle stays the same. This condition is fairly common with boys in puberty and it’s nothing to go haywire about as there are plenty of ways to treat this condition. Before anything, it’s good to make an appointment with a doctor to get some general advices about the condition, as there is a chance that you will get prescriptions for some specific tablets, antifungal creams as well as a fluid for the scalp if it is necessary. Let’s take a look at this condition in detail to learn how to cure ringworm quickly and efficiently.

Treating Ringworm

A regular therapy for ringworm takes about 3-6 weeks, when an antifungal cream is applied. Further on we’ll discuss ringworm infection on an open skin area, as infected scalps are treated with special fluids (mostly shampoos), so some different rules apply when it comes to drying the hair thoroughly and similar. For infections that appear on open skin area, it’s important to keep it dry and well ventilated for as long as possible, depending on which area this is. These spots are painless and can be differentiated from some other skin conditions by their color and a specific texture on the edges after it has advanced. Ringworm doesn’t need to cause any kind of other symptoms, but it’s common for patients who got infected to feel a mild itching on the infected area.

It’s also important to learn how to prevent yourself from acquiring this condition to avoid further annoyance. Gyms and public showers are among the most critical areas where you can get this condition, as well as infected animals. Common sense should be used in both cases, so you should always use slippers in public showers and not touch too much of the walls in the shower, especially corners. In the starting stage of the condition, the area which is infected gets crowded with medium sized spots and if you find this awkward, visits your doctor to confirm the infection so that you can start with proper treatment as soon as possible. It should take for about a month for this fungus to completely disappear, leaving no traces on the skin where it was positioned. Maintain a higher level of hygiene on the infected area and you might want to prolong your therapy even when all of the spots have disappeared, just to make sure that there are no leftover particles of the fungus on the skin. This is a highly contagious fungus, so it’s best to get it all cleaned before getting in regular physical contacts with other people.

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Rani Vyas

Rani Vyas

I'm a Medical Consultant Doctor with a keen interest in Medical bioinformatics and genuinely intriguing way of presenting boring medical knowledge in an enchanting and eye catching way.

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