How do you cure ringworm?

The steps to curing ringworm depend on how far the infection has progressed. If the skin has begun flaking and has open sores, it is most often infected. At this point it is essential that proper medical services be sought. The patient will probably have to take antibiotics to counter the infection, followed by creams, ointments, and oils to kill the fungus.

However, if the fungus is caught early enough, then curing ringworm is a relatively simple process. The subject simply must apply special creams and oils, most often recommended by a pharmacist.

Note: Ringworm is highly contagious, so to fully heal from any stage of ringworm, a subject must make sure to do the following:

  • Keep a clean and dry environment for their wound. Keep it non-humid.
  • Prevent cross-contamination. Subject should rigorously wash any surface that may be contaminated to prevent re- contamination. Effective methods of killing the tinea fungus include bleaching clothing, bedsheets, etc.