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Ringworms are caused by fungi in the dermatophyte group, that thrive in moist and warm parts of your body. Ringworm produce fungal spores that can be transmitted and infect other body parts, other persons and your pets. Ringworm antifungals will help you to prevent these infection. Use proper ringworm antifungals to eliminate the fungal spores that rooted all the problems about ringworms.

– Coordinate with your dermatologist or physician. The first step you should do is to consult your physician about your ringworm. It is important to have yourself checked first to ensure proper diagnosis and proper treatment. Additionally, your physician knows what is the best treatment suits in your case. Follow the doctor’s advice and the treatment regimen prescribed to you.

– Application of antifungal essential oils. The use of essential oils as ringworm antifungals is mostly recommended because these products are made from natural sources and they have no side effects that can harm you. Essential oils have strong antifungal properties that are capable of eliminating fungi and make your skin healthier. Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is the most common antifungal essential oil. It contains terpenoid, a strong antifungal which is capable of destroying the fungi that causes ringworm.

– Using imidazole antifungal treatment. This antifungal treatment can be in the form of topical or systemic treatment. Imidazole facilitates fungal cell destruction by inhibition of ergosterol synthesis, which is an important component of the fungi’s cell membrane. Imidazole topical treatment includes miconazole (Micatin, Daktarin, Desenex, Monistat-Derm and Decocort) and clotrimazole (Lotrimin and Mycelex). While imidazole systemic treatments include Ketoconazole (Nizoral) and Griseofulvin (Gris-PEG, Fulvicin P/G, Grifulvin V and Griseofulicin).

– Administer griseofulvin. It is a mitotic inhibitor that prevents cell division of fungi that causes ringworm. Usually, it is applied for ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis), athlete’s foot, ringworm of the body (tinea corporis), onchomycosis or ringworm of the nail (tinea unguium), barber’s itch (tinea barbae), jock itch and other forms of ringworms. Griseofulvin common band names include Gris-PEG, Grifulvin V and S-Fulvin. Griseofulvin usually prescribed by doctor and you just have to follow the ordered treatment regimen of your doctor to avoid any harmful effects.

– Use tolnaftate or Tinactin. It is an over-the-counter antifungal treatment against ringworms, that acts in a similar way to allylamines. Tinactin blocks the generation of squalene epoxidase, an important enzyme to produce ergosterol, which is an essential constituent of fungal cell membranes. It is available in the markets or pharmacies with brand name such as Absorbine, Lamasil AF, Genaspor, Aftate, NP 27, Scholl and Ting.

– Disinfect environment and personal things. Fungal spores can be present on the environment where the infected person or animal has been exposed. It is important to disinfect contaminated environment such as surfaces and floors. Your personal things should be disinfected too. You can use bleach when washing your clothes and towels, and in cleaning your things such as combs and hair brush.