I think my little Aaron may have ringworms, & we have no med ins! Any help?

Bernice - posted on 04/26/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I Think my little Aaon may have ringworms. To make things worse, we have NO medical insurance. Does anyone know what I should do....any home remedies or over-the-counter medications? I'm clueless, as I've never had to go throught this before!! Please help me, I'm desperate!!! :(

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Sarah - posted on 04/26/2010

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I've had to deal with ringworm myself...no fun! It's actually not a worm, it's a fungus. There are over-the-counter meds to get rid of it, but I would speak to a pharmacist about it. Since I don't know how old your child is or where the ringworm is, etc. I wouldn't want to tell you the wrong thing. If it is ringworm, it's very treatable. Just make sure that's actually what he has & talk to a pharmacist about it.

Sarah - posted on 04/26/2010

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If it's on bare skin then get Blue Star Ointment. If it is in the hair line, you have to get oral meds. I learned that the hard way :)

Rachel - posted on 04/26/2010

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I know it sounds funky, but get the athlete's foot cream from your pharmacy, just the regular over the counter stuff, it really works.

Maggie - posted on 04/26/2010

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ringworm is very easy to cure just buy a simple anti-fungal cream and apply it 3-4 times a day it should clear upin few days.

Brittney - posted on 04/26/2010

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My husband says to put clear finger nail polish on it.. all of it... what it does is drys up the infection. and it will start heal.. the nail polish keeps the oxygen out to help it dry up and heal so it stops spreading..

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Iridescent - posted on 04/26/2010

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Pay cash. Get him to the doctor and get it treated.

Ringworm is a fungal infection, not a parasite. It's treated with antifungal over the counter such as Lotrimin.

Parasite infections are a totally different issue and he'd need a doctor.

Jocelyn - posted on 04/26/2010

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Soak the area in apple cider vinegar for 15 minutes before bed.
Or as my hubby suggested dab bleach onto the area with a q-tip (he was a jock in high school and swears by it :S lol)

Kristin - posted on 04/26/2010

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Give your local health department a call. They will often see people on a sliding scale payment. They may also be able to help you get your child health insurance. Just a thought.

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my son has had ringworm so I always use hydrocortizone cream and it always works to get rid of the ringworm break out. And if ur baby/child is young I do recommend putting it on when he/she is sleeping.

Rosie - posted on 04/26/2010

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one of mine had it once and he was told to use lamisil, a jock itch/athletes foot. worked great.

Sharyn - posted on 04/26/2010

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if it is a ringworm there are over the counter creams available, just ask your pharmacy what is best for it, i can't think of them of hand, if i comes to me i'll let u know

Erica - posted on 04/26/2010

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My kids had that once and we used the cream for jock itch/athlete's foot and it worked. It just takes consistency and takes a while.

Jessica - posted on 04/26/2010

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I'm not sure where you're from but do you have one of those med-express walk-in clinics near you? They don't require insurance and I think they have different payment options available. I don't know much about ringworm except that its not a worm- its a fungus or a bacteria or something.

Kate CP - posted on 04/26/2010

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Okay, first, WHY do you think he has ring worm? And second, how old is he?

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