I've been fighting with ringworm for close to 4 years now. Despite numerous trips to the doctor, and the prescription meds he's given me, it's still there. You can forget about over the counter meds, they won't do anything for you. From dealing with this for so long, I've come to learn a lot about how it works. The main thing that causes it to spread is damp skin. It usually pops up anywhere you sweat, or parts of your skin that're not exposed to much air on a regular basis. I have found 2 things that work that might help. The first thing is Clobetasol propionate, which is a type of topical steroid. This stuff does really well at controlling it, and will clear up a spot of it within a couple of days. The second thing I did was join a tanning salon. Now, this may sound crazy but it worked great. The tanning UV's dry out the skin. That keeps the ringworm from being able to spread. Since I did the tanning, it has taken a lot of the punch out of mine, and it is much weaker than it used to be. It's is still there, but with these 2 things, it seems to be gradually going away for the first time in 4 years!!! Only get a couple of spots here and there now, and they generally stay very small (about the size of a pencil eraser or smaller), and the Clobetasol propionate usually takes care of them right away. Can't promise you'll get the same results, but after years of trying, it's the only thing that has worked for me. Good luck!
[This message has been edited by Datcon2 (edited 10-31-2002).]