Ringworm Infections

Ringworm infection, otherwise called dermatophytosis or tinea corporis, is a fungal skin infection that results from mold-like parasites. The symptoms include ring-shaped lesions on the skin, itchy skin, and scattered red bumps. It is a contagious infection and can spread through person-to-person contact.

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I am suffering from recurrent ringworm infection for two years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a ringworm infection below my abdomen. I used commercial ointments to cure it. There was relief for a week. But with sweating, I get it once again with an itching sensation. This trend has been around for more than two years. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach your pictures so I can examine the extent of involvement and suggest appropriate treatment. What is the name of the ointment that you have used in the past? Let me give you some skin care tips for fungal infections.I suggest you do the following 1. Wear...  Read Full »

I have ringworm infection for the past seven months. What has to be done?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had ringworm for the past seven months. It comes and goes. I have used many creams tablets. No use. But finally, I found a cream named Valerate-C. It is a very effective cream. If I apply it once at night, it solves the itching problem overnight. The infection also reduces for a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Please take a picture of the lesion and send it to us. The cream you are using is a combination of steroid and antifungal. You may get similar creams everywhere.   Read Full »

I have an itchy private area and it feels like bristles that expand to the nearby area. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an itchy feeling around my private parts. At first, I ignored it as something like an insect bite, but later it spread to nearby areas. I think it is a fungal infection that I had earlier near that place. I used Candid B ointment. The infection is like bristles, expands to the ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I have seen the pictures that you have attached (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). This is a tinea cruris fungal infection of the groin, also called ringworm. Please do not use Candid B ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for ringworm infection in the waist area?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ringworm infection in the waist area for the last 15 days. I have applied two or three creams, but the condition is controlled little only during the cream application. I had the same problem 15 years ago, but that had gone when I applied a lotion and took a tablet that the doctor...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and need to know the answers to the following questions to suggest a proper treatment. 1) Are you diabetic? 2) Did you scratch or rub the lesion excessively? 3) Do the margins of the lesion look like they are spreading? 4) Do you ha...  Read Full »

I have had an itchy ringworm infection on my skin for three to four months, and it is spreading now. Please suggest some medicines.

Query: Hello doctor, Ringworms on my skin are spreading, and I have had this problem for three to four months. It is also itchy. I have taken homeopathic treatment in the past. Please suggest some medications.  Read Full »


Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Kindly follow up with relevant photographs to confirm the diagnosis and treatment accordingly. You may have a fungal infection, commonly affecting the inner thighs, groin, and buttocks area. It can be treated by a ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from a ringworm infection for the last two years. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a ringworm infection for the last two years. I consulted many doctors, but it did not solve my problem. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the history and image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) provided by your end, and I understand your concern. Ringworm or Tinea corporis infection needs consistent treatment and usually recurs due to stagnation of moisture and ...  Read Full »

I have severe itching in my inner thigh and around my penis. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin in the inner thigh section around my penis and inner thighs is very bad, I have been scratching it for almost two months as I face severe itching sensation there, but now the entire area is so black and ugly. The skin is dead, and I also had ringworm around the area three years...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the information provided on your end, and I understand your concern. The rashes, as per the history provided, may be Tinea cruris or fungal infection on the areas which are closed and unexposed. Which usually forms due to stagnation of moisture an...  Read Full »

What can I do for a ringworm infection?

Query: Hi¬†doctor, I have ringworm from past three months. I have taken Sebifin for two months and Fungicros cream. But the fungi do not go away completely. It has started blooming in new places. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please provide me with more information. Did a dermatologist diagnose the ringworm? What dose of Sebifin (Terbinafine) did you take? Also, did you get your sugar levels tested? If not, get a fasting and post-prandial sugar level done. It would be best if you cou...  Read Full »

Can Terbinaforce Plus cream be used for ringworm infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having ring like patches all over the body for the past five months. I have itching all over the body including private parts and now it spreads to face as well. I had Griseofulvin tablets, Liv-Cet-5 twice daily and Terbinaforce Plus cream for the last 2 months. But, it did not cure...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not have used Terbinaforce plus cream (combination of Clobetasol propionate, Ofloxacin, Ornidazole and Terbinafine) as it contains Clobetasol which is a steroid. It aggravates fungal infection and does not get it cured. You should take capsule Itracon...  Read Full »

I have a ringworm infection in my crotch that is not healing with the current medication. kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a ringworm infection in my crotch. Currently, I am using Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole ointment. But I think it is not working. Kindly suggest some medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole ointment is a combination of steroid and antifungals. Please avoid such combination ointment. The steroid will feed the fungus and make it resistant to treatment. Once you stop using that ointment, there will be a flari...  Read Full »

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