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Old 09-21-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Ringworm. Any OTC remedies?

So, I'm helping my 4 y/o DS dry off after his shower and I see he has ringworm on his side under his arm.

Of course I WOULD find it at 8pm on a Friday night. I can't even call his doc till Monday.

Our ins. sucks and this will cost us $50 just for the consult and then more $$ out of pocket for the cream.

Is it worth it? Is there something OTC I can put on it?

I had some antifungal cream that I put on it before I put his jammies on b/c I know ringworm is a fungus... (I get bonus mommy points for that one.) And that would be the extent of my knowledge about treating ringworm. LOL. Do the OTC creams work? Should I get something else?

I'm thinking he got this outside. He plays outside a LOT. Or at the park. We take them there a lot, too. Or messing with the dog - that seems to be just where he would "hug" her - under his arm. Do I need to treat the dog? She seems normal and healthy to me... no patches or anything of missing fur, no weird rashes on her skin, she's not scratching a lot....

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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Re: Ringworm. Any OTC remedies?

an OTC anti fungal cream should work fine as long as it is applied often enough and long enough. I am sure you can google for how often and how long.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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Re: Ringworm. Any OTC remedies?

Our ped recommends OTC antifungals. Apply twice a day for 14 days.
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Clear polish or duct tape worked for me
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:23 PM   #6
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Re: Ringworm. Any OTC remedies?

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Clear polish or duct tape worked for me
How did you use these products? Sounds interesting!
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Re: Ringworm. Any OTC remedies?

thanks mamas! I'll use the OTC cream and see if it clears up.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:54 PM   #8
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Re: Ringworm. Any OTC remedies?

Once it starts looking better, keep using the cream. It has a tendency to come back and is annoying more then anything.
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Re: Ringworm. Any OTC remedies?

My daughter had it and our dr said to use the athlets foot spray, it worked super quick!
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Either Lamisil or Lotrimin applied twice a day should do it. Keep applying it for a week or so after it disappears. I would keep a bandaid on it to keep it from getting spread around. If it is still there in 4 weeks he needs to see his pedi...they will probably just switch him from lamisil to lotrimin or vice versa.
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