9 Jul 2010
Hi, no it can not, Dermatophytosis or ringworm ( I have listed the treatment read
Keflex treats bacterial infections caused by the following bacteria:
Keflex can prevent or hinder the growth of bacterial cells by preventing bacteria from forming the cell wall. Keflex is typically not considered as a first-line treatment for any infection and is mainly used as an alternative to penicillin in patients with penicillin hypersensitivity. Keflex is used for treating the following infections:
Skin structure infections
Otitis media or middle ear infection
Genitourinary tract infections
BEFORE YOU BEGIN ANY TREATMENT TALK TO A DOCTOR
Treatment for Dermatophytosis or ringworm
Antifungal treatments include topical agents such as Miconazole, Terbinafine, Clotrimazole, Ketoconazole, or Tolnaftate applied twice daily until symptoms resolve - usually within one or two weeks. Topical treatments should then be continued for a further 7 days after resolution of visible symptoms to prevent recurrence. The total duration of treatment is therefore generally two weeks,but may be as long as three.
In more severe cases or where there is scalp ringworm, systemic treatment with oral medications may be given.
To prevent spreading the infection, lesions should not be touched, and good hygiene maintained with washing of hands and the body.
Good luck..from a caring individual
9 Jul 2010
I remember when i had gotten a ringworm on my buttcheek god i was miserable. I tried everything in the book to get rid of it nothing would work no cream or nothing. I googled it and found out its the hardest thing to get rid of it basically said to keep it dry at all times cause it likes moisture and keep it clean. So the whole 2 months anytime i had a chance to walk around naked in the house and keep it dry i did. Eventually after two weeks as oppossed to never it finally went away. I was so happy cause it was so irritating it was scratchy and it seemed like it had made a home in my buttcheek forever (LOL). So i think maybe just keep it clean and dry and you should be fine.
- Keflex Information for Consumers
- Keflex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Keflex (detailed)
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