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Ringworm - Overview

Through Push Health, you can request prescription ringworm treatment online and get the medication treatment for ringworm that you need at a local pharmacy or delivered to you.

How You Get Ringworm

Ringworm is an infection of the skin caused by a fungus. Also known as dermatophytosis, ringworm is spread from both people and animals. Many times, people get ringworm from involvement with contact sports, use of a public restroom shower or locker room, tanning beds and swimming pools as fungi like warm areas with moisture. Ringworm infections can also occur from sweating, playing with animals or a weak immune system. Dozens of types of fungi can cause ringworm (Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton).

Ringworm - Symptoms and Evaluation

Symptoms of a ringworm infection can occur as early as four days after an exposure. The classic sign of a ringworm infection is one or multiple red rings found on the skin. Sometimes, ringworm can be diagnosed simply by the appearance of the ringworm - a ring-shaped lesion - on the skin. In other cases, ringworm is diagnosed by looking at a skin scraping or a culture. Ringworm infections are sometimes mistaken for pityriasis rosea, another skin condition.

How To Get Rid of Ringworm

Many people wonder how to get rid of ringworm. Ringworm treatment generally involves a combination of preventative measures and the use of medications to treat ringworm. Preventative measures include regularly washing hands, not sharing personal items and not allowing the skin to get moist. Medications are also typically needed for treatment and involve the use of antifungal medications such as miconazole or clotrimazole. These antifungal creams (e.g. terbinafine) are available over-the-counter (OTC) and, in some cases, will treat the ringworm infection. However, some cases of ringworm fungal infections require a prescription antifungal medication like griseofulvin, ketoconazole or Lotrisone because they do not resolve with the use of OTC antifungal medications. Prescription ringworm treatment is also generally needed for ringworm infections found on the scalp. Ringworm treatment regimens generally involve daily medication use for multiple weeks.

Ringworm Prescription Treatment - Online

While OTC antifungal medications are often used in the treatment of ringworm infections, they are not always effective. In refractory cases of ringworm, stronger ringworm medications are sometimes indicated and require a prescription from a medical provider in order for a pharmacy to dispense it. Push Health can connect people in need of prescription ringworm medication treatment with licensed medical providers in their area who, if appropriate, can prescribe ringworm medications.

More Ringworm Information

CDC - Fungal Disease

Last updated May 12, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.