My daughter got ringworm the first part of August. Doc said lotramin OTC four times a day. Called back after two weeks to tell them it's still there they said two more weeks of it and add cortisone cream. Appeared to be healing, most spots had dried out. But never really gone away. Last weekend she showed me some new spots; called and made an appointment for tomorrow. Before her shower tonight we counted all spots, old ones that were just scaly and new red itchy ones, 54 in total. I am shocked and not sure what it could be. Any thoughts?
There has to be a place where she's getting the bug from. Since you're going to see the doc tomorrow, see if you can get a definitive diagnosis about what it is and perhaps speak to an infectious disease specialist or someone trained in epidemiology. Chances are pretty good they can give you specific advice about how you should go about getting rid it.
Since there's a chance that it's not ringworm, keep your mind open to that possibility. Solving stuff like this may take a bit of "detective" work and often someone that has experience running this stuff down that will figure out what/where the problem is coming from. That person actually could be the family doc who has had to deal with problems like that in the past or you might have to consult a specialist. Keep at it and eventually you'll figure out what her problem is, where it's coming from, and how to get rid of it.
Whatever you do, don't give up! Stay persistent at this. If you don't, who will?
Last edit by akulahawkRN on Oct 24, '12