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Ringworm is not, as the name suggests, worm related, but in fact a fungal infection of the skin that can affect people of ages. It is the general term used for Dermatophytosis, a skin infection caused by the fungi Dermatophytes. It is more commonly referred to as 'ringworm' because of its distinctive red, ring-like rash it can leave on the skin.

There are a variety of different types, as seen below, all of which are contagious and passed on through skin contact and sharing of personal belongings such as, towels, clothing and bedding.
  • Skin Ringworm, tinea corporis.
  • Scalp Ringworm, tinea capitis.
  • Foot Ringworm, tinea pedis, more commonly known as (athlete's foot)
  • Nail Ringworm, tinea unguium, more commonly known as (fungal nail infection)
  • Groin ringworm, tinea cruris, more commonly known as (jock itch).
The appearance of ringworm differs depending on which body part is affected, it is quite commonly a scaly red, oval or ring shaped patch on the skin. The skin infection spreads from the centre outwards, creating a circular shape. These infected areas are usually itchy. Ringworm can be effectively treated using an antifungal cream.
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Treatment Creams

  • Daktarin


    Daktarin has range of anti-fungal products for the effective treatment of ringworm and other common fungal skin infections.

  • Canesten


    A range of antifungals for the treatment of conditions including athlete's foot, ringworm, and jock itch.

  • Lamisil AT 1% Gel

    Lamisil AT 1% Gel

    Lamisil provides long lasting protection from athlete's foot (between the toes), dhobie itch (jock itch) and ringworm. For effective relief for the itching, burning, cracking and scaling which accompanies these conditions.

    (incl VAT)
  • Clotrimazole Cream 1% 20g

    Clotrimazole Cream 1% 20g

    Clotrimazole cream treats Athlete's Foot, ringworm, fungal nappy rash, infections in the breast fold (intertrigo) & external thrush symptoms in men and women.

    (incl VAT)
  • Teva Clotrimazole 1% w/w Cream 50g

    Teva Clotrimazole 1% w/w Cream 50g

    Teva Clotrimazole 1% w/w Cream 50g for the treatment of fungal skin infections.

    (incl VAT)
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  • Clotrimazole Cream 1% 50g

    Clotrimazole Cream 1% 50g

    Clotrimazole Cream 1% 50g for the treatment of ringworm

    (incl VAT)
  • A. Vogel Neem Oil 100ml

    A. Vogel Neem Oil 100ml

    The natural alternative. Neem oil has powerful antifungal properties and is ideal for athlete's foot, ringworm and fungal nail infections.

    (incl VAT)
    Buy any 3 or more A. Vogel products and save 5%
  • A. Vogel Molkosan 200ml

    A. Vogel Molkosan 200ml

    A 100% natural product with a high mineral and orotic acid content. This can help to treat the skin for fungal infections such as: Thrush, Athlete's Foot and Ringworm. Molkosan can be also taken internally as a Pre-biotic.

    (incl VAT)
    Buy any 3 or more A. Vogel products and save 5%
  • A. Vogel Molkosan 500ml

    A. Vogel Molkosan 500ml

    A. Vogel Molkosan 500ml is a pre-biotic that is anti-fungal (both internally and externally) and helps to treat athlete's foot, candidal growth, thrush and ringworm.

    (incl VAT)
    Buy any 3 or more A. Vogel products and save 5%

Specific Ringworm Infections

  • Scalp Ringworm

    Scalp Ringworm

    Scalp ringworm is a highly contagious condition whose symptoms include; itching of the scalp, a red scaly rash on the scalp, hair loss.

  • Jock Itch

    Jock Itch

    Jock Itch (also known as Dhobie Itch) is a condition where the skin in around the groin area becomes scaly, dry and extremely itchy. It can be treated with over-the-counter antifungals and can also be prevented by making sure the area isn't warm and moist.

  • Athlete's Foot

    Athlete's Foot

    Athlete's foot is a common condition. It is a fungal infection of the foot caused by parasites on the skin which feed on dead skin cells and love warm, moist places.

  • Fungal Nail Infection

    Fungal Nail Infection

    Fungal nail infection is also known as ringworm of the nails. Symptoms of fungal nail infection include thickening and discolouration of the nail and nail bed.