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Ringworm Treatments & Advice

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  • Does Ringworm have anything to do with worms?

    No, ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin and has no relation to worms in any way. It gets the name ringworm from its red, raised, circular appearance.

  • Is Ringworm the same as Athlete’s Foot?

    Athlete’s foot is sometimes called ringworm of the foot. This is because the same fungus that causes ringworm also causes athlete’s foot and other fungal infections like jock itch. All are similar fungal infections that are treated in the same way with topical anti-fungals.

  • The red ring appears to be getting bigger, is this normal?

    Yes, if you do not treat your ringworm infection it will start to spread and the red ring will grow in size. You will notice, as the ring grows larger, the skin inside may appear to return to normal, this is a distinctive sign of ringworm. It is important to treat ringworm as quickly as possible to prevent spread on yourself and to others.

  • Do I need to see a doctor to treat Ringworm?

    Most cases of ringworm can be self-diagnosed and treated using over-the-counter anti-fungal creams such as Clotrimazole 1% cream or Daktarin. Cases of ringworm that haven’t responded to treatment after 2 weeks should be referred to your GP for further investigation and treatment.

  • What treatment should I use for Ringworm?

    Most topical anti-fungal creams will be effective in treating ringworm. Clotimazole cream, Daktarin cream or Lamisil cream are all applied once or twice daily to the affected area for 10 -14 days to treat ringworm.

  • Who is most likely to get Ringworm?

    You are more likely to get ringworm if you:

    • Live in damp, crowded or humid conditions
    • Are in close contact with an infected person or animal
    • Share clothing, bedding or towels with an infected person
    • Participate in contact sports
    • Have a weakened immune system
    • Sweat excessively
  • Is Ringworm contagious?

    Yes, ringworm is extremely contagious; treatment should be started as soon as possible. Ringworm is spread by skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or animal so ensure you do not touch areas of infection on yourself or others.

  • Can I catch Ringworm from my pets?

    Yes, ringworm is one of the few conditions that can spread between animals and humans. If you suspect that you have caught ringworm from an infected animal, you should ensure that both yourself and the animal are treated at the same time to stop a cycle of re-infection.

  • How soon will symptoms appear if I think I may have caught Ringworm?

    If you have caught ringworm from an infected person symptoms will normally take 4 – 10 days to appear. It is important to start treatment as soon as you see the rash develop.

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Ruari O'Connell

BPharm IP

Published on: 29-05-2019

Last modified on: 29-05-2019

Ruari has worked in all sectors of pharmacy and is one of the most experienced Pharmacist Independent Prescribers in the UK.

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Leanne Sinclair


Reviewed on: 29-05-2019

Next review date: 29-05-2021

Leanne is a clinical pharmacist with years of experience working in pharmacy.

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