How To Get Rid Of Ringworms
No matter how hard you try, you can never see microscopic bacteria. But then, how will you detect if you have them? Fortunately, some of these bacteria have a tendency to show tedious symptoms. Some come early, but most show themselves too late. Not to mention once you have them, you need so much effort in order to get rid of them. Medicine, treatments, visits to the doctor – you need all of these plus home care just to be back to normal. One particular microorganism that can attack you without knowing it is ringworm. With microscopic size, they are impossible to detect without help from a device or a doctor. Nevertheless there are treatments for such ailments. It’s not impossible to cure but may take awhile to do so. Ringworms and many other microscopic bacteria often have special treatments in order to get cured. But first you need to know if you really have ringworms before jumping the gun to any and all treatments.
So how do you tell if you have ringworms if you can’t see them? For one thing, ringworms aren’t actually worms. In fact, ringworms are fungi. They will itch and spread all across and have you scratching mad. You may acquire this upon direct contact with the infected person. The ringworm is also responsible for other skin and itch conditions such as athlete’s foot and jock itch. However, being a skin condition of a lower caliber, ringworm treatment does not require any prescribed medicine and can be done right at home. But for one thing, it needs a lot of perseverance and effort to completely get rid of ringworms. It may take weeks until it is gone permanently and during that time you are prohibited to scratch the area infected, no matter how itchy. Not only that, but you need to allow a week or two of not scratching after the symptoms cease. This article will show you how to get rid of ringworms.
Pinpoint the ringworm
A ringworm looks like a blistered area of the skin with red in color. It is in circular shape and easy to detect because well, for one thing it will itch. The area may appear thick, dry, or scaly. Not to mention some are or become moist when scratched or irritated.
Apply medical creams
Apply miconazole or clotrimazole cream on the affected areas. Follow the instructions on the label of each medicine to see how to apply them properly. These creams are very common and can be purchased via local market or drug store. The best thing about these is they are over-the-counter and require no prescription. Products may vary on usage so read before doing so. Even after the ringworms seem to have gone, you should still continue the treatment with this cream for about a week.
Prevent the spread
Prevention of spreading is necessary to avoid further affected areas. Cover the afflicted area with a bandage so the ringworm doesn’t travel across the skin. Also, avoid scratching to prevent further spreading. It may be hard but if you don’t persevere, it will come back to haunt you.
Go to the dermatologist
If all else fail, visit your local dermatologist for further examination. He will then guide you to a series of treatments you need to undergo, especially if the ringworms are present to several regions of your body.