How do you moisturize a ringworm?
Research indicates that coconut oil’s antifungal and moisturizing qualities are effective in treating mild cases of ringworm. Even better, coconut oil generally comes with less risk of side effects like irritation than other OTC treatments or prescription medications. It’s also something you likely have on hand.
How do you treat dry skin after ringworm?
Use a humidifier if necessary. Stay hydrated. Use lukewarm or cool water for bathing instead of hot, which can dry out your skin. Put on moisturizer several times a day, especially after washing and bathing.
Is it better to keep ringworm covered or uncovered?
Spread the cream, beginning from the outside area first, then move toward the center of the rash (Picture 1). Do not cover the ringworm with a bandage. Wash and dry your hands well.
How do you treat ringworm oozing?
Ringworm can be treated with antifungal creams containing clotrimazole (Cruex, Lotrimin), miconazole (Desenex, Monistat-Derm), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and terbinafine (Lamisil).
Should you moisturize ringworm?
Since fungi love moist environments, this is particularly important after a workout. Treat all areas infected. If your ringworm has spread to other areas, it’s important to use cream, lotion, powder and/or oral medicine as directed on all infected body parts.
Should ringworm be kept dry?
Keep the infected area clean and dry. The fungus that causes ringworm thrives in warm, moist areas, so you want keep the area clean and dry. When cleaning the area with ringworm, wash the affected area(s) and dry it (them) with a clean towel.
Does lotion make ringworm worse?
Steroid creams also can make ringworm worse because they weaken the skin’s defenses. In rare cases, steroid creams allow the fungus that causes ringworm to invade deeper into the skin and cause a more serious condition. Steroid creams can make ringworm infections spread to cover more of the body.
How can I speed up the healing process of ringworm?
Over-the-counter antifungals can kill the fungus and promote healing. Effective medications include miconazole (Cruex), clotrimazole (Desenex) and terbinafine (Lamisil). After cleaning the rash, apply a thin layer of antifungal medication to the affected area 2 to 3 times per day or as directed by the package.
Can you put moisturizer on ringworm?
For a mild case of ringworm, try these self-care tips. Keep the affected area clean and dry. Apply an over-the-counter antifungal lotion, cream or ointment such as clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF) or terbinafine (Lamisil AT) as directed on the packaging.
Is ringworm crusty healing?
Crusty, scaling skin. Changes in hair or skin color. Inflamed skin. Circular spots where hair has fallen out.
Why is my ringworm not getting better?
See a doctor if the rash doesn’t go away after two weeks of home treatment. A ringworm infection that doesn’t improve or that spreads may require a prescription-strength topical cream or oral antifungal medication. Make an appointment with your primary care doctor or see a dermatologist.
Does ringworm turn black when healing?
After ringworm has healed, some people may find a dark mark left in its place. This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.