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Daktacort for ringworm?

(7 Posts)
loobylolly Mon 08-Jun-09 13:15:52

DD (5) has had 2 patches of ringworm for just over a week.

One is on her back, about 6cm across, the other on top of her wrist, about 4cm across, both red and inflamed and itchy.

I have been applying clotrimazole 2 or 3 times daily for a week, and there is no sign of either patch getting any better (though they're not getting any worse).

I was tempted to try some daktacort, which works brilliantly on dh's athletes foot, but I see that it says not for ringworm or under-10s unless prescribed by a doctor. I can't realistically take her to the GP till about Thursday at the earliest.

Any advice? TIA.

loobylolly Mon 08-Jun-09 13:23:21

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geogteach Mon 08-Jun-09 13:44:23

Can you get to a pharmacist? I got treatment for DS there by taking him in and showing them.

loobylolly Mon 08-Jun-09 17:03:13

At a push, but I'd rather not tbh. Has anyone successfully got rid of ringworm with OTC stuff?

difficultdecision Mon 08-Jun-09 19:54:25

daktacort is not the right stuff.

Daktacort has steroid and an antifungal
Daktarin is the antifungal on it's own and is ok for ringworm.

I would honestly continue with the clotrimazole until you can take her to the doctor. Clotrimazole usually works but ringworm takes a while to go.

Seona1973 Mon 08-Jun-09 20:00:32

it took several months for a patch of ringworm on my arm to clear up. I was prescribed a lamisil gel but it isnt suitable for young children either

loobylolly Mon 08-Jun-09 20:53:10

Months, golly. Ok thanks, that's useful to know - puts my impatience at 1 week into perspective! Won't use the daktacort...

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