31 Jan 2011
Ringworm (tinea) is a fungal infection and would be best treated by an antifungal cream. You can find antifungal creams that treat tinea, athlete's foot, and jock itch over the counter in most drug stores, in the foot treatment section and the anti jock itch section. It will take several weeks to clear it up. Make sure you wash your hands after treating the affected area.
1 Feb 2011
Desonide is a moderately potent steroid cream. It should not be applied to ringworm. Ringworm is a fungal infection and can be easily treated with an over-the-counter antifungal or drying powder, lotion, or cream. Those that contain miconazole, clotrimazole, or similar ingredients are often effective.
Talk with your pharmacist for more advice.
- Desonide Information for Consumers
- Desonide Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Desonide (detailed)
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