Ringworm is a cutaneous infectious disease caused by the fungi Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton. As a rule, carriers of pathogens of this disease are children of younger and middle age, and also animals – distinguish anthroponous and zoonotic deprive. If a foci of inflammation is found, the family doctor should immediately notify the SES and seek help from a dermatologist.
Treatment of ringworm is lengthy, usually 4-6 weeks. If a patient has only one foci of skin fungus and he feels well, then local therapy will be sufficient by using ointments, gels, disinfectant solutions. Multiple expansion of the fungus requires an integrated, systematic approach, often with oral medication. The choice of a treatment strategy for ringworm depends on the form of the disease and the depth of the lesion. Without consulting a doctor, you can not get by; self-medication often leads to a chronic process.
Therapy of ringworm pursues several goals – to facilitate the course of the disease and destroy its pathogen, also to prevent the attachment of a secondary infection.
Treatment of ringworm requires the use of antifungal drugs inside taken according to the scheme prescribed by the doctor.