Providing the answers to your most pressing questions in our comprehensive guide to treating ringworm with antifungal creams and why using antifungal cream is a quick and effective means to get rid of ringworm.
Understanding Ringworm Symptoms
Ringworm, also called 'tinea' is a common skin rash or infection that can occur anywhere in the body. Typically presented as a red, circular rash, sometimes with a raised, scaly border. The centre of the rash may appear clear or slightly red or have purple tones. It may start as just one ring and can develop into more as it spreads to different parts of the body including the feet which is called Athletes foot.
The rings can be different sizes and can grow if left untreated. This can be unsightly if you are out and about, so you'll want to start treatment with an antifungal cream immediately.
Ringworm can occur on the skin, scalp, nails, and in the groin area. You may see a red, scaly patch on the scalp or beard area, or thick, discoloured, or chalky nails.
It is important to note that the rash may not always be in the shape of a ring, and the rash may not be itchy. Ringworm can present slightly differently for different people.
How to Get Rid of Ringworm Quickly
Antifungal Cream for Ringworm
The most common treatment for ringworm is the use of an antifungal cream. The Botani Phytoseptic natural antifungal skin cream heals ringworm. The additional benefit is that it can also be used for treating every day skin irritations that will relieve the irritation fast and sooth the itch.
Best Antifungal Cream for Ringworm
At Botani, we have formulated what we believe to be the best antifungal cream for ringworm, and here's why.
Our antifungal cream Phytoseptic is vegan certified and is also anti-inflammatory. It is made up of pure and authentic botanical extracts and aromatic essences, so the added bonus is that it's a natural product which is also listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
We said NO to these ingredients, to make our antifungal cream accessible for as many people as possible!
- NO Petrochemicals,
- NO Mineral oils,
- NO Parabens,
- NO Propylene glycol,
- NO Synthetic emulsifiers,
- NO Benzoyl peroxide,
- NO Artificial colours or fragrances,
- NO Soy
- NO Nuts
- NO Wheat
- NO Dairy
- NO animal ingredients.
Being antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, it's going to be extremely effective at getting rid of your ringworm.
Using an Antifungal Cream
When using our antifungal cream for ringworm, it is important to follow the instructions on the package carefully. The cream should be applied to the affected area twice a day and even when the symptoms improve, the application needs to be continued for 2-3 weeks to avoid recurrence.
The area should be clean and dry before application.
Get started quickly so you don't pass your ringworm on to others through inadvertent contact, and to commence the removal of your tinea before it gets worse.
Top Ten Questions About Ringworm
- What is ringworm?
Ringworm is not a worm. It is a common skin rash or infection that can occur anywhere in the body including the feet which is called Athletes foot. It may be present on the skin in different ways, but is commonly characterized by red and scaly marks that can resemble a ring.
- How is ringworm spread?
Ringworm can be spread through direct contact with infected people or animals, or through contact with contaminated surfaces such as shared personal items or public areas.
- What are the symptoms of ringworm?
The symptoms of ringworm include a red, scaly, and sometimes itchy rash that can resemble a ring, and may be flaky.
- How is ringworm treated?
The recommended treatment for ringworm is using our Phytoseptic cream, applied directly to the affected area to stop the itch and inflammation/redness of the skin. Other treatments may include oral antifungal medications and medicated shampoos for scalp infections.
- How long does it take for ringworm to go away?
It really depends on the severity, but the cream is so fast acting that it should be relieved within 3-4 days. But although it will depend on your commitment to using the Botani Antifungal cream to get rid of your ringworm.
- Can ringworm be prevented?
To prevent ringworm, avoid wearing tight clothing and shoes, and keep the affected area clean and dry. Don't share personal items such as hair brushes / combs, towels, bedding with others and always wear thongs / sandals in shared areas such as gyms and swimming pools.
Not everyone that comes into contact with someone with a fungal infection will contract it. It will depend on the conditions and each person's immune system.
In addition to an antifungal cream for ringworm, you may consider boosting your immunity with foods such as garlic, turmeric, papaya, coconut oil, leafy greens and almonds.
- Is ringworm contagious?
Yes, ringworm is contagious and can be spread through direct contact with infected people or animals, or through contact with contaminated surfaces.
- Can ringworm be cured?
While we don't like to use the word 'cured', our antifungal cream for ringworm is effective with proper treatment as it has antifungal properties, so is designed to get rid of tinea.
- Is ringworm serious?
Ringworm is not a serious condition, but it can cause discomfort and can be difficult to get rid of, if not treated properly. In some cases, it can lead to secondary infections.
- Can ringworm infect nails?
Yes, ringworm can infect nails and it's called tinea unguium or onychomycosis. It can cause thickened, discoloured, or brittle nails.
Having ringworm isn't a 'life sentence' but it is important that you commence treatment with an antifungal cream for ringworm so it doesn't spread.
Take the necessary care to improve your health and immunity and start treating your ringworm with the Botani Phytoseptic Natural Antifungal Skin Cream and be amazed at how quickly it heals.