Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. It is spread from other people or from dogs, and is not serious. You do not need to keep your child out of day care.
- Apply over the counter clotrimazole 1% to the area 3 times a day. It may take 3 weeks for the infection to clear and you need to keep applying the cream for 1 week after it is gone.
Make an appointment to see the doctor if:
- The area gets worse instead of better
- The infected area is on the scalp