Antibiotics To Treat Ringworm

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Alternative Names

Dermatophytid; Tinea


Treatment

To care for ringworm:

  • Keep your skin clean and dry.
  • Apply over-the-counter antifungal or drying powders, lotions, or creams that contain miconazole, clotrimazole, or similar ingredients.
  • Don't wear clothing that rubs against and irritates the area.
  • Wash sheets and nightclothes every day while you are infected.

Your health care provider may prescribe pills to treat the fungus if you have:

  • A severe case of ringworm
  • Ringworm that keeps coming back or that...
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