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Since September 2016 I have tried/been prescribed many various creams for ringworm. Am now taking oral terbinafine, and have been advised blood test and follow up in a months time. I am concerned at the length of time this is taking. I am in my 60's, and have not been able to attend my usual twice weekly aqua exercise class since this started. I am aware my mobility is being affected due to lack of aqua exercise which I have found very beneficial in the past. 

Does anyone else on the forum have a similar history?

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    My friends son got rid of it with clotrimaderm and it never came back. I had to put bleach on my skin for 5 minutes to kill a yeast infection on my skin because creams and oral antifungals didn't help. Bleach will scar your skin though.

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    If the location of the fungal infection is close to a skin fold I would recommend applying an anti-fungal powder to keep the area dry. 

    Fungal spores lurk in places that often get moist and come into contact with others that have ringworm. Such places are for example the seating area of gym equipment, the benches in changing rooms of swimming pools, public toilet seats, etc. It is best to avoid any direct skin contact with such areas.

    Ringworm occurs most frequently on the buttocks, inner thighs, and the groin area. I contracted ringworm on my upper thigh after sitting on a gym bench wearing shorts.

    It took about 2 - 3 weeks to get rid of the infection using topical antifungal cream (I think it was Lamisil). This never happened again after I started wearing long sports trousers to the gym. I never sit on benches in changing areas and I never place my wet towel directly on the seating area. 

    Hope you get well soon. I can empathise, I remember the itching was unbearable. 


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