How can I treat ringworm infection on buttocks and vagina?

Q. Which medicine can be used to treat ringworm infection?

Answered by
Dr. Rabia Anjum
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 31, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have about 4 inches of patches of ringworms on both of my buttocks and a 3-inch patch on my vaginal area. I am using Covate GM cream for the treatment but it is not showing any results. Please help.



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If you have ringworm infection, kindly use oral and topical antifungal agents. If it is very red, mild steroid combined with an antifungal agent is to be used. You will get better after treatment.

Investigations to be done:

Scraping for fungus.

Differential diagnosis:

Tinea cruris.

Probable diagnosis:

Tinea cruris.

Treatment plan:

Tablet Terbinafine 250 mg OD. Apply topical Terbinafine ointment BD. Apply a combination of Hydrocortisone plus Clotrimazole (like Hydrozole) at night. Take antihistamine OD.

Preventive measures:

Maintain hygiene of the area. Wash with soap and water. Avoid using Dettol and other irritants.

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