Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ringworm and Calamine


Recently ringworm appeared on my right sole. I suspected that I had walked bare-footed on my car porch. It was a small one and I ignored it. However, it soon developed into a bigger ring. I started applying calamine cream around the affected area. Soon the severity subsided. One thing to note is that when you stop applying to part of the affected area (which has healed) of the ringworm, it can flare up the next day. The best thing to do is to apply the cream fully to the affected area .The other thing is that you should not touch the affected skin. It’s infectious. I apply twice daily and it should be healed fully soon.


It is a contagious fungus infection that can affect the scalp, the body, the feet and the nails. Because of the red ring that appears on the affected area it is called ringworm and it has nothing to do with worms


Calamine is a class of medicine used to relieve itching. It comes in the form of lotion and cream. When you apply the cream or the lotion it is cooling and soothing on the skin. It contains zinc oxide which has antiseptic properties. I find that it is effective for treating ringworm.

1 comment:

  1. Well if Calamine is not suiting you then you can try other creams also like Terbinafine, Clotrimazole, Econazole, Ketoconazole, and Miconazole and also you can use antifungal soap.
    Ringworm Infection


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