The term "ringworm" or "ringworms" refers to fungal infections that are on the surface of the skin. A physical examination of the affected skin, evaluation of skin scrapings under the microscope, and culture tests can help doctors make the appropriate distinctions. A proper diagnosis is essential to successful treatment. Among the different types of ringworm are the following: tinea barbae, tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea faciei, tinea manus, tinea pedis, and tinea unguium. Read more: Ringworm Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Diflucan (fluconazole)
- ciclopirox cream - topical, Loprox
- terbinafine solution - topical, Lamisil
- terbinafine cream - topical, Lamisil
- clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal
- itraconazole, Sporanox
- ketoconazole, Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric
- miconazole, Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin
- Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone topical cream and lotion)
- griseofulvin (Gris-Peg, Grifulvin V, Griseofulvin Ultramicrosize)
- terbinafine, Lamisil, Lamisil AT
- naftifine - topical, Naftin
- ciclopirox, Penlac, Loprox
- oxiconazole nitrate - topical, Oxistat
Prevention & Wellness
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- Health Tip: Finding Fungal Infections
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- Lamisil Approved to Treat Ringworm of the Scalp
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