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Posted by: ben | 2006/04/13

ring worm

any ideas on how to get rid of ring worms? the chemist said that they were caused by pets so he gave me lamisil. but it hasnt killed off the ring worms. how long can one expect them to last? are there any other medications i can use? any help is appreciated, thank you

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Hi Ben
Ringworms are caused by a fungus and may take a few weeks to go away. You should put the cream on diligently every day. There are also antifungal tablets to take - ask your GP for a prescription.

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Posted by: sue | 2006/04/13

Hi ben

Firstly, ring worm is a fungal infection, not a real worm, it is only called this because of how it looks. You have to use the Lamisil for up to two weeks before the ring worm will dissapear, and you need to put it on every 4 hour (or as directed on the instruction) - if you forget it for a day or two you have to prolong the treatment.
Lamisil is the best thing for ringworm. Just use it correctly and keep up the treatment until the ringworm mark has totally gone.

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