Thread: How do Ringworm?
2/19/2007 12:40pm, #31
My sister had a nasty ring worm infection on her neck, picked it up on campus, she smothered it in Lamisil for weeks, despite that it still left a nasty scar. I'd hate to be in your shoes.
All in all, good luck man.
2/20/2007 9:37pm, #32
Ok, here is what I have used thus far to treat the dreaded worm:
Prescription strength Nystatin Cream - used for a week; 2-3 times per day; and it did nothing. Bob actually got worse and sprouted a couple of friends.
Diluted Clorox Bleach - used for about a week; 2-3 times per day; stung like a son of a bitch for about 5-10 minutes each time; no idea if it did anything.
Lamisil AT® cream (1% Terbinafine Hydrochloride) - used for about a 4 days; 2-3 times per day; it may have stopped the growth of the spot and the two friends that joined him.
Tinactin® liquid spray (1% Tolnaftate) - used for about 4 days; 3-4 times per day; seemed to work pretty well in combination with the Lamisil AT®; area started to crack and dry up.
NEXT ROUND STARTING TODAY
Perscription 1% Econazole Nitrate Cream - will apply 2-3 times per day.
Walgreen's Athletes Foot Spray (same ingredients as Lotrimin® AF - 2% Miconozole Nitrate) - will apply 3-4 times per day.
Last night sucked the whole area itched like a ************. Itching went away after dowsing the area with hot water in the shower and applying the Lamisil cream and Tinactin spray.
My primary care doc gave me the Econozole script today and said that I should also combine it with Hydrocortazone cream to attack the itching and reduce any swelling around the area.
Apparently the "living" and most active part of the ringworm is the red area which forms a circle around the area. Typically this area is slightly raised and swollen when the infection is most active. As the infection dies the swelling goes down and the hydrocortozone will help in combination with the antifungal cream to move the process along.
The doc also said not to combine different medications like I was doing with the Lamisil and the Tenactin spray because there is a chance the two meds will cancel each other out of be less effective. However, the spray cream combination has made more progress for me on the infection than anything else so I found a spray that had a similar medication to the cream and I am planning on continuing the one two punch to hopefully knock this thing out by Friday.
Trail and error, research and learn. Next time this **** WILL NOT interfere with my training this much.
Hopefully this will do it and I can earn my fist at the TD this weekend.
2/20/2007 9:59pm, #33
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2/21/2007 8:51pm, #34
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be careful with the hot water to relieve itching. I did that for poison oak and unknowingly helped it spread.
4/23/2007 2:19pm, #35
I've had the worm since about the 10th, and it's almost gone. Is it safe for me to do any type of training, ie boxing or any striking only training? Also is any type of anti fungal better than the other? I've been using Lotrimin, is Lamisil or anything better?
4/23/2007 2:31pm, #36
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You should stay away until the infection is gone. And of course notify your club so they can make sure it has not spread.
4/23/2007 2:36pm, #37
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I hate ringworm I had it 1 week before Islands and I needed to compete to get into Provincials so I took bleach and rubbed it on it and then cleaned it off and it was gone by Islands I was so stoked....... Probably not the best way to do it but I NEEDED to wrestle it was a need not a want lol
4/23/2007 2:47pm, #38
I told people at Judo and Enshin, but I didn't think it was a big deal for Boxing.
4/23/2007 3:05pm, #39Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
I would not train until it is gone. Right before it "dies" it will make a push to comeback and itch like hell. Sweating will only serve to help it spread. Also, it will remain under your skin for weeks after it looks like it is gone so you should continue to apply the anti-fungal even after you think it is gone for a few days.
4/25/2007 4:04pm, #40
How will I know it's gone will it leave a scar, or will it completely clear up?