How to Prevent Ringworm

While ringworm is more common among athletes, it can easily be prevented with these tips.

3 Tips for Preventing Ringworm

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Be sure to shower.

Ensure you bathe with soap after participating in any sports that involve skin-to-skin contact, and put on clean clothes afterward.

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Be sure to shower.

Ensure you bathe with soap after participating in any sports that involve skin-to-skin contact, and put on clean clothes afterward.

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Disinfect often.

Wash athletic clothing, equipment, and common surfaces in schools, gyms, locker rooms, and day care centers often with a solution of chlorine bleach and warm water.

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Disinfect often.

Wash athletic clothing, equipment, and common surfaces in schools, gyms, locker rooms, and day care centers often with a solution of chlorine bleach and warm water.

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Be aware.

Educate yourself on the risk factors for ringworm, and understand what signs to watch out for in a potential infection.

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Be aware.

Educate yourself on the risk factors for ringworm, and understand what signs to watch out for in a potential infection.

The Dos & Don'ts of Preventing Ringworm

DO:

  • Wear sandals in locker rooms and public showers to avoid picking up the fungus that causes ringworm.
  • Wear clean, dry clothes. Breathable materials and loose-fitting clothing will help keep you dry and can prevent chafing.

DONT:

  • Share towels, personal items, or athletic equipment.
  • Touch infected pets or animals. Ringworm looks like a patch of discolored or missing fur on animals. If you do touch a pet with ringworm, wash your hands immediately and thoroughly.

Ringworm Treatment Options

Lamisil Athletes Foot Cream Package

Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Cream

Full prescription strength. Proven to cure most ringworm with 1-week of treatment.*

*When used as directed.

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Lamisil Athletes Foot Spray

Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Spray

The only 1-week (twice-a-day) athlete's foot spray. Liquid spray for easy, no-touch application.

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Lamisil Athletes Foot Defense Spray Powder

Use as directed.

LamisilAF Defense® Spray Powder

Relieves symptoms while absorbing wetness.

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