ring worm

@sunshine4 (8709)
United States
March 20, 2007 10:34am CST
My 15 year old came down with ring worm from wrestling. We are putting the medicine on it recommended by the coach but is doesn't seem to be going away. The coaches say it is typical. I'm kinda freakin out about it. Any suggestions?
3 responses
@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Ring worm is very easy to get. If a child has it and touches another child they get it. I remember when my daughter got it the first time I freaked out. I have since learned (22 years and 3 daughters later) it is very easy to get and to get rid of. You want to use Micatin Cream which is for athletes foot and jock itch. Rub it on a couple of times a day and it will go away. I would also make sure your child wears long sleeves when possible because others may have gotten it too and don't know it yet. Don't worry though trust me if I lived through it on my darling daughters face you can too. This too shall pass.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Thanks for the advice. We are using a cream for athletes foot so I feel much better about it.
@c2adams2 (351)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Deffinantly go to the pediatrician. I had ringworm on my foot when I was seventeen years old. I was perscribed an anti-fungal cream that made the spot disapear in less than a week. What's worse is that if you are not usuing a cream that will kill the fungus, it will get larger and spread. Good luck!
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I would definitely make a visit to the family doctor. As far as I know (my brother used to wrestle), ring worm is only common if the wrestling mats are not cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. If I were you I would quietly complain to the athletics department chairman so this doesn't keep happening.