Q. Kindly suggest some medicine to get rid of ringworm infection.

Answered by
Dr. Shaunak Patel
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 04, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

My problem started four years back. It started up as a small ringworm infection and now it has taken a terrible position. I am facing lot of trouble on my hips. I feel lot of itching and when I itch hard some watery kind of thing comes out. When I take medicine it is fine. When I stop taking medicine, it relapses. I am facing lot of irritation during periods. I took Terbicip, but it did not get adjusted with my body. Now, I am taking Ebast 10 mg and feeling better with it. Kindly suggest me some medicine so that I can get rid of it permanently. Thank you.



Welcome to

I understand your concern.

From my professional opinion, it looks like tinea with secondary eczematization or in simple words fungal infection with skin damage due to rubbing.

One advice is please do not rub. I understand it can be difficult but try.

  • Take capsule Forcan (Fluconazole) 200 mg once weekly for four weeks.
  • Loceryl cream to be applied twice daily for three weeks. Once in the morning after bath and another at bedtime.
  • Abzorb powder (Clotrimazole) only in groin area (not hips). This is to prevent the infection from reaching the groins.
  • Tablet Dazit (Desloratadine) to be taken at night for seven nights to relieve itching.
  • Use separate head towel and body towel. Change underwear every day. No direct soap application over the area. No using Dettol or Savlon also. Just plain water will do.
  • Do not drink milk or milk products or bread for a week. It contains yeast which is a fungus itself. If we want to kill fungus, we should control yeast intake.
  • If you have bulky legs that rub with each other, exercise and lose some weight.

Continue the medicines for the time period. Follow up with me after three weeks for a change in cream.

Since this is a chronic condition, it needs to be removed completely to prevent further recurrences.

Even if you feel any reduction in symptoms, complete the medicines for the given time period. This is very important. Hope this solves your query.

Revert back after three weeks to a dermatologist online -->

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
How to reduce weight through yoga?

My weight is 110 kg and I feel myself unfit ... I want to start practicing yoga for weight loss ...   Read full

Are the medicines given to me for scabies correct?

.. fine, but Fluconazole and Ketoconazole have no role in scabies. Permethrin has to be applied two times, one week apart and every member of the family should apply it at the same time.Leave the furniture and mobile as it is, as transmission rarely ...   Read full

How can I reduce weight?

But it seems like my weight plateaued ... So for now, I am frustrated and worried why am I not losing weight ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.