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Q. Would you please suggest me medicines to treat my recurrent ringworm infection?

Answered by
Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra
and medically reviewed by Dr. Chithranjali Ravichandran
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 31, 2021

Hello doctor,

I am suffering from ringworm in the buttock area for the past three years. I am tired of taking medications. Though I follow good hygiene, the infection is reoccurring within a month. It started with a slight itching, and now it has got worse. Our dog is also suffering from ringworm. My current medications are Phytoral-B cream, Levocetirizine tablets 5 mg, Ketoconazole tablet, and I previously took Luliconazole cream, HH Zole cream, and Itraconazole.

Would you please suggest medicines to treat this?

Thanks.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for the query.

Fungal infections are known for its recurrence. The presence of moisture exacerbates these infections. I suggest you use plain fungal creams like Sebifin cream (Terbinafine) and oral antifungal tablets, which had a good response. Kindly do not use cream having steroid combination. Once it subsides, you can use antifungal dusting powder after bath regularly.

I suggest you the following precautions to prevent the recurrence;

1) It is advisable to stay in well-ventilated areas.

2) Wear loose cotton inner wears and do not wear tight clothes.

3) Moisture retention should be avoided as much as possible to prevent a recurrence.

4) Treat the dog simultaneously.

5) Wash after getting in contact with your dog.

Consult your dermatologist for further evaluation and management if it does not subside.

Thanks.


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