Ring Worm, Jock Itch

Ring worm is the most common fungal infection. It presents as itchy red ring shaped lesions on groin, under arms and other folds. It can also occur on hands, feet, nails and scalp. It is contagious.

Aggravating factors include:

  • Increased sweating
  • Humidity
  • Diabetes

  • Treatment

    Usage of over the counter creams only worsens the condition

    Treatments given by dermatologists include:
  • Oral and Topical Anti-fungals
  • Medications to control itching

  • For prevention it is recommended to maintain good hygiene. Pat dry the skin completely after shower.

  • Ring worm is the most common fungal