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1. What is the duration of treatment for ringworm?
The treatment of ringworm infection occurring on the skin can be treated with creams, lotions and powder containing antifungal agents for a period of two to four weeks. The infections in the scalp require one to three months of treatment.
2. Can I use talcum powder to treat ringworm?
Talcum powder does not contain any medicine to treat the ringworm infection. Hence, if you have a ringworm infection talcum powder will not be able to treat it. It will only help in keeping the area dry, but the infection will not go.
3. Are there any home remedies for ringworm?
The following ringworm treatments can help you to control the infection: keep the area clean and dry; apply an over the counter antifungal preparation; oils like tea tree oil, coconut oil may also help; you may apply aloe vera cream or turmeric at the site of infection. If apple cider vinegar is used to treat the infection it may cause scarring of the skin. Hence, it is better to avoid it
4. Can oral medications treat ringworm?
Oral medications can treat ringworm. Your doctor will prescribe oral antifungal medicines if the infection is difficult to manage with local application. Ringworm infections in the scalp often require oral treatment for one to three months.
5. Is ringworm curable?
Yes, ringworm is a curable condition. You can cure the ringworm infections by prompt and timely treatment with antifungals until the infection does not go away completely. It is better to take proper advice from a doctor when you notice such infection.