Ringworm- need help

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help! I've got it all over my body. My doctor prescribed the terbinafine oral pill and I'm using ketoconoze topically. I'm on day 2 of the pill and my spots are growing and increasing in number. I would like some glimmer of hope but it's hard when I'm not seeing any improvement. Does anyone have any success stories on these medications?

Thank you!


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    2 days is way too soon to see any progress, by 4 weeks you should have wonderful recovery, just give the medications time to work (2-3 weeks average). The prognosis of this infection is very very good.

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    There are ringworm medications out there, ringworm is usually a light headed infection, its very treatable and as many things you can do, ringworm is head only , ringworm does not grow all over the body, i think you have a more serious infection. You need antibiotics.

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    Hi Erika,

    Just wanted to share my experience so at least you know you're not alone.

    Started treating ringworm on my arms and two spots upper chest on 9/11/21 with otc cream.

    Over the next few days, more spots appeared (stomach, buttock, chest), and I went to doctor on 9/15/21; was prescribed oral terbinafine and econazole cream.

    Since then, I've had a few more apots appear and also red bumps that may/may not be lesions. Also noticed redness in pubic hair,- shaved to discover 3 lesions there that were never itchy.

    Today will be day four of the pill. I've not been sleeping well and have lots of anxiety about this.

    Side effects from the terbinafine so far (which I was and am scared to be taking) are currently lack of appetite; I don't know if my lack of sleep is juat from my anxiety or the drug too.

    I have seen improvement in the original lesions after a week of treating tbem, but it's discouraging to see new spots come up when I'm being so careful!

    I'm washing sheets each day (on hot and with borax), changing my clothes multiple times a say, drying off carefully after ahowering, etc.

    And of course, I've been cleaning like maniac.

    So you're not alone!

    I'll definitely give more updates

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