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

Q. How to treat an itchy ringworm infection that spreads despite taking medications?

Answered by
Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 21, 2023

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.



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 course of anti-fungal treatment, including tablets and creams. Do not use soap over that area. Mistreatment with over-the-counter steroid-containing creams like Fourderm, Panderm, Quadriderm, Dermi5, Betnovate, Dermikem OC, and Candid B lead to repeated case of recurrence and also side effects due to application. Do not use steroid-containing combination creams. Please consult with photos for a detailed prescription. Do not delay treatment as it may spread further on your body and other household members.

Hope this helps.

Thanks and take care.

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