Ringworm is not caused by a worm. It is caused by a fungus. This infection is very usual and the symptoms appear long after the infection started. Humiliation with and frustrating and annoying appearance, of ringworm deserves curing and elimination.Ringworm often makes a form of a ring.
It is good to know and to treat ringworm and prevent future infections. Because the ringworm is contagious, treating is the best on the start of the infection. Expanding of ringworm is mostly by with getting in touch with infected people or rarely land. You can also get ringworm by touching an infected dog or cat, although this form of ringworm is not common.
The best way to treat the infection is to use some cream. First you have to clean the area, remove hair, apply the cream on dry skin, cover it with the bandage so that the cream does not rub off. Continue doing this even when there are no more symptoms. Make the effort to wash the affected area on daily bases, and be sure that it is dried very well, and if you use shower dry the infected area last, because a towel can spread the infection. If this doesn't work after a week, anti fungal medication must be prescribed.
Prevention is better than cure. To prevent further infection one should avoid physical contact with people, avoid public places, do not share private things like combs or hats or towels. Sharing towels, clothing and other personal things with others is not a good idea. You should be aware when you play and touch homeless cats and dogs as well as your own pets.
Ringworm is cunning and often can come back even when is treated with medicaments or creams. Ringworm treatment is great business in the world of pharmacy. Treating ringworm with anti-fungal creams can spread the infection even more and cause more severe problems. Although many people have treated themselves with different kinds of cremes and drugs in order to cure and to prevent it's returning, ringworm infection often does come back.
Medicaments and creams are often made to allow ringworm to become immune in a slowly way to the substances which kill it. According to that we have infections which are more serious and which become more difficult to be cured.
Cunning nature of the ringworm makes the drug companies to be very careful because if they use stronger components of these products(cremes and medicaments), they may become very harmful to the humans. The best way to treat ringworm is the natural way and educating people of this way of curing is very important.