Ringworm Treatment Q & A
It is in your best interest to seek medical attention if you notice any signs of ringworm on your body. Our board-certified physicians at Reddy Urgent Care can provide you with unparalleled expert medical care and attention! For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. Serving Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Westminster, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton, CA.
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What cures ringworm fast?
What looks like a ringworm but isn’t?
Can rubbing alcohol kill a ringworm?
For mild cases of ringworm that do not affect the scalp or nails, there are numerous over-the-counter antifungal products that can help to get rid of ringworm in short order! Some examples of effective products include clotrimazole, which is known by the commercial name of Desenex, miconazole, otherwise known as Cruex, and Terbinafine, known commercially as Lamisil. With more severe cases of ringworm, such as those that affect the scalp or nails, your doctor will likely write you a prescription for more robust medication. When you come to Reddy Urgent Care for ringworm treatment, our board-certified physicians will provide you with the best treatment available, given the severity and location of the infection.
There are several different kinds of rashes that could appear to be ringworm but turn out to be another condition or ailment. These similar-looking rashes range from less severe to more concerning than a ringworm infection. With that in mind, a rash that appears to be a ringworm infection could actually be Lyme disease, nummular eczema, psoriasis, or a spider bite. In the case of a Lyme disease rash, it has a similar ring-like shape, but it also has a spot in the middle that makes the rash resemble a bullseye. Lyme disease is also a much more concerning condition that has a multitude of harmful effects on your body. Moreover, each of the rashes that resemble ringworm requires different treatments. As such, whether you think your rash is ringworm or not, it is crucial to get it checked out by a verified doctor who can adequately evaluate and diagnose your rash and then prescribe the proper treatment.
Rubbing alcohol only has the capacity to kill the ringworm that lives on the surface of your skin but is ineffective at killing the ringworm that lives below the epidermis, which is where most of the ringworm lives. That said, rubbing alcohol is great for disinfecting surfaces and objects that may have ringworm on them in order to prevent its spread. As such, while rubbing alcohol may be partially effective, we do not recommend rubbing alcohol as a substitute for seeking professional medical attention for ringworm. Our board-certified physicians at Reddy Urgent Care would happily examine your rash to see if it is ringworm and determine what the best treatment route is in your case! If you are curious about our treatment options for ringworm at Reddy Urgent Care, please feel free to give us a call.
If you have a rash that you think you may be ringworm and are looking for an expert medical opinion about it, our top-rated physicians at Reddy Urgent Care in Huntington Beach, CA, can give you what you need! We welcome you to come to 7772 Warner Ave, Suite 103, in Huntington Beach, CA, for a walk-in appointment during the hours of 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on the weekend from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.