I am having reoccurring ringworms from the past few months on my lower areas including thighs, lower back and lower stomach. I completed the course for 4 weeks as suggested by my dermatologist and I am taking all the precautions as suggested. I need to know how to remove it and cure it permanently ?? Plz help me..
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Hello.Superficial fungal infection of the body (Tinea corporis) and groins (Tinea cruris) is a chronically recurrent condition these days especially if topical steroids or other OTC preparations are used to treat it in the initial stages.As I have not seen ur pics,and dont know ur treatment details,it is difficult to comment on what medication to prescribe but here are certain pointers which may help.
*Wash all your clothes,undergarments and bed linen in boiled water
*Use an antifungal soap containing Ketoconazole with Salicylic acid.
*Apply a topical antifungal cream containing Sertaconazole locally twice daily over the affected area.
*Take Tab Itraconazole 200 mg,twice daily for a week and add Tab Levocetrizine 5 mg at night in case of itching
*Use a dusting powder containing Clotrimazole twice daily.
Hope this helps.
MD (Skin & VD)
Dr.Talwar's Skin, Laser and Cosmetic Clinic
In some pqtient it can recur for some time but it ususally subsides over the period of time. There are many factors that is related to recurrence like any other fam8ly member affected, diabetes in patients low immunity so all these things needs to be checked . Usually dermatologist treat the current infection which is a usual practice. You can take some precaution s to reduce its recurrence bettter you should.discuss about these to some dermatologist.