so im on my 3rd day of treatment for my ringworm on my shoulder. the doctor gave me creme called Naftin and he said to put it on twice a day. so far nothing is working, its still the same as 3 days ago. he said to continue this treatment for 2 weeks. i was like woa 2 weeks, i want to go out places! anyways i am very self concscious about it and i dont want to leave the house until it heals. so my question is, what helps speed up the healing process? what are some signs of healing? about how long does it take to go away? what are some things not to do?
Have you considered seeing a naturopath or doing a cleanse to help with that? I would do a "colonix" program to ensure that the ringworm does not make its way into my body and start creating havoc. Ringworms lay eggs and can move deeper into the body if not eliminated quickly. Check out the "colonix" program. I am sure it would help you to eliminate the ring worm and stop them for going any deeper. Let us know how it's going.
Contrary to popular opinion "Ringworm" is NOT a worm.
The term "ringworm" or "ringworms" refers to fungal infections that are on the surface of the skin. The early belief was that the infection was due to a worm, which it is not. It is a result of a fungus infection. Nevertheless, the name "ringworm" has stuck. Some of these fungi produce round spots, but many do not. On the other hand, many round spots are not from fungus. A physical examination of the affected skin, evaluation of skin scrapings under the microscope, and culture tests can help doctors make the appropriate distinctions. A proper diagnosis is essential to successful treatment
Some fungi live only on human skin, hair, or nails. Others live on animals and only visit humans sometimes. Still others live in the soil. It is often difficult or impossible to identify the source of a particular person's skin fungus.
Heat and moisture help fungi grow and thrive, which makes them more common in skin folds such as those in the groin or between the toes. This also accounts for their reputation as being caught from showers, locker rooms, and swimming pools. This reputation is exaggerated, though, since many people with "jock itch" or "athlete's foot" are neither jocks nor athletes.
For a long time, the only effective antifungal tablet was griseofulvin (Fulvicin, Grifulvin, and Gris-PEG). In recent years, newer agents have been introduced that are both safer and more effective. These include terbinafine (Lamisil), itraconazole (Sporanox), and fluconazole (Diflucan). Reputations die hard, however, and many people continue to fear that even these newer agents are "bad for the liver," when in fact they are quite safe when used properly.
I had it too.... (from a tanning bed) YUCK!!!! Just a small spot under my arm. The Doctor gave me Grifulvin (I never took it).... I just used OTC Lamisil. It is HARD to get rid of as it usually thrives on moist warm areas.
I would try the Lamisil and you have to be faithful about it.
Make sure to take a bleach cleaner and give your bathroom a good cleaning. Wash your sheets. Do not wear clothing more than one time
Great information. Thank you for that.
I know from experience that cleansing helps remove toxins from the body and 'ringworm' being a fungal infection a cleanse like colonix will help eliminate it from the body.
I know it's been a while since you posted this. I have a big ringworm on my leg and it wasn't going away. A friend of mine told me to take something rough to break open the skin on my leg then put the ointment on. I did that and it cleared up real fast.
i have a friend who has a ringworm before and its coming again and again that affects his socila life:(. He had been to differrent derma but sadly it goes away in a moment but it comes back until he followed a program. In just a week,no more ringworm and no more breakout.
Ringworm Infection and Some Down-to-Earth Information!
Okay. Lot of dimwits out there giving stupid advice and causing alarm for people who have ringworm.
Everyone gets it from a different source: spas, fitness centers, public restrooms, cats, dogs, etc.
When I realized that the spot on my chin was not going away, I went to my regular doctor who prescribed Nystatin. Since that did not help, I went to a dermatologist and he prescribed Ketoconazole Cream 15 grams. Excellent. Must use 2X daily for 4 to 6 weeks and stop for 3 to 5 days. If it reappears, start regime again for 4 to 6 weeks. It's already drying out at Day Five.
I went to adopt a cat and got it at the Rescue. Fortunately, my new Persian did not have it. My advice is to accept it as you accept a bad cold. Read about it, look at pictures, do a self-diagnosis. If it is similar, get professional help along with a prescription. The sooner you go, the better.
It's self-care. Stay away from all the quackery and idiotic suggestions. It's not going to go away with one dose of anything. It is a fungus--and needs an anti-fungal prescription: cream and/or an anti-fungal oral to take in conjunction with it. If you are immune compromised (child, sick, infirm or elderly), you will probably be prescribed both. Stay with the medications. It dies slowly, but does go away. By the way, it does not itch.
I had ringworm for almost three years. I would apply loads of anti-fungal cream but that would only treat the surface. The ringworm would keep coming back.
The cure? CUT OUT DAIRY PRODUCTS. No milk, cheese, butter etc. Read labels because many processed foods contain lactose, milk powder and so on. It's not very hard to do with all this new stuff like rice milk, almond milk and all those soya products (some controversy about these). Even drastically reducing your intake may be enough.
I don't know if it will work for everyone but give it a shot!
Ringworm is not easy to deal with. Known from experience. Don't listen to any of the home remedies that people have put out there. There's one about using bleach, nail polish blah blah blah. It doesn't help in fact it can make it last longer. Don't scratch or pick at it leave it alone I know easier said than done. I am currently dealing with the issue, I've been dealing with it for about a month and half now. At first I didn't know what it was that maybe it was just an allergy break out or break out due to stress until i realized that it wasn't getting better so I went to see a doctor, and it was confirmed as ringworm, it doesn't go away as quickly as you would like it to and I know it feels embarrassing to have this all over the place.
Go to a doctor and get medication prescribed. To. Ringworm is a type a fungus and makes it harder for your body to heal. Everyone is different everyone heals differently in a different timely matter. But it will not heal unless it is treated. I've been put on a oral medication and Ive been on medication for about a 2 and half weeks now and it's just starting to heal and fade away. Another piece of advice take your medication as directed also take a shower/bath 2 times a day I say in the morning and before going to bed to help wash away any dead skin and bacteria you'll see a difference in it. Also wear loose clothing, make sure you keep your skin dry, after I get done showering I usually dry off and then I sit and air dry for a few mins before I put clothes back on. These are some methods I use that has been helping. Also when you get medication ask if the can prescribe something for the itch if they don't already. If it feels dry enough that it kinda hurts or feels sore put some lotion on it I use lotion that has aloe in it and it helps.
Its an uncomfortable battle, but give it time. Time heals all. Hope this helps and good luck get better soon.