Health Update - Ringworm
10 January 2019 (by admin)
Ringworm is a common fungal infection. It's not caused by worms. You can usually buy medicine from a pharmacy to make it go away.
Ringworm can appear anywhere on the body, including the scalp.The rash is usually ring-shaped, unless it's on your face, neck or scalp
If you think your child or a family member has ringworm
Speak to a pharmacist first.
They can look at your rash and recommend the best anti fungal medicine. This might be a cream, gel or spray depending on where the rash is.
You usually need to use anti fungal medicine every day for 2 weeks. It's important to finish the whole course, even if your symptoms go away.
A pharmacist will tell you if they think you should see a GP.
t's fine for your child to go to school or nursery once they have started treatment. Let your child's teachers know they have it.