Fungus is the culprit for the cause of ringworm infection as the fungi feeds on dead skin cells which causes damage to both the skin and follicles. This leads to irritated skin which can become very itchy. The ringworm itself will take on the shape of a ring and looked like an unhealed wound on the outer part but on this inside the skin will be normal. You may also notice scaly skin on the outer edges of the ringworm.
When dealing with ringworm you should keep the area covered to avoid spreading it to other areas of the skin or to other people. Much like staph infections, ringworm infections are very common and very contagious so you should avoid sharing personal items or going barefoot in personal areas such as bathrooms, locker rooms and swimming areas.
Ringworm can be cured with many types of medications including oils, creams and oral medication. Here are some effective ringworm treatments you should consider using;
Over the Counter Ringworm Treatments
Naturasil has been helping people get rid of ringworm for quite some time and have oils that work very quickly to both help get rid of the ringworm and get rid of the infection itself. The oils have an easy to use applicator so your sure not to cause further damage to the infected area. They ship to most countries and offer free shipping to some. This is a great way to treat ringworm without damaging the skin further as the oils are both effective and non-toxic.
Miconazole is a treatment that works to control the growth of the fungi as it contains antibacterial properties. Minimal side effects are noticed and it can help with Tinea, jock itch and athletes foot. All of which are types of ringworm.
Mycelex is another over the counter ringworm treatment that is known to be effective as it’s main active ingredient is Butoconazole.
Selsun Blue shampoo
Selsun Blue shampoo is readily available at most pharmacies and can be used daily if your dealing with scalp ringworm, it can even help lathering it into the body daily for body ringworm.
Lotrimin is a known over the counter antifungal cream used to treat different types of ringworm such as Tinea, athletes foot and scalp ringworm. It helps get rid of the ringworm, pain and itching.