The itchy and ring-like red-rash patches on your skin is called ringworm or medically known as tinea. It is a contagious fungal infection found on top of the scalp, skin, and even nails. It includes tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris (jock itch), and tinea pedis (athlete’s foot).
What causes ringworm?
This common skin disease is caused by a fungus called dermatophytes which is commonly acquired from unsanitary places transferred through animal to human, sharing of clothes, towels, and even the bed sheets.
As mentioned earlier, tinea can be categorized into four kinds, but this post shall focus on tinea pedis or commonly understood as athlete’s foot. This contagious fungal infection is not just common to athletes; it can also affect several people as long as the fungus can thrive at a warm at the feet’s moist and warm area, especially between each toe.
So, how should foot ringworm or athlete’s foot be treated?
There are several foot cream options for dealing with ringworm that you can find in the market today, but the most highly recommended are as follows:
• The Lamisil Cream
• The Clotrimazole Anti-fungal cream with 1 percent USP
• The Puriya Wonder Balm
What makes these athlete’s foot creams effective?
The Lamisil Cream is an anti-fungal topical cream, which is commonly used to treat skin infections such as jock itch, ringworm, and athlete’s foot. The main function of the cream is to help prevent the growth of fungus.
Lamisil cream has an active ingredient that is terbinafine hydrochloride which according to the medical description, the Terbinafine is able to kill yeasts and fungus by hindering the function of their cell membranes. The active ingredient stops the fungus from producing ergosterol, one of the essential components of a fungus. By hindering the production of ergosterol, the fungus’ cell membrane is unable to disrupt and affect the normal healthy human cells. Since the fungus’ cell membrane is vital to their survival, killing the cell membrane can result in killing off the entire fungi; hence, preventing further infection to occur.
Puriya Wonder Balm
The Puriya Wonder Balm is a carefully and powerfully formulated anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic topical medication has been proven to provide relief from a skin infection, especially ringworm and athlete’s foot.
Unlike, other topical anti-fungal medication, the Puriya Wonder Balm is carefully formulated from all natural ingredients, namely:
• Eucalyptus oil
• Olive oil
• Lavender oil
• Therapeutic Grade Tea Tree oil
All natural ingredients are found effective when treating skin diseases; plus, it is known to work faster than other anti-fungal treatment.
Clotrimazole Anti-fungal cream with 1 percent USP
Clotrimazole Anti-fungal cream with 1 percent USP is one of the common and effective topical medications that help treat skin infections such as jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm.
According to the medical description, the Clotrimazole is one of the azole classes of medication that works to disrupt the function of the fungus’ cell membrane, which kills the fungus that causes the infection. Its function is similar to terbinafine, where it also stops the production of ergosterol.
All of the mentioned treatment is effective when it comes to treating athlete’s foot or ringworm at the feet; however, you should apply the topical medication according to doctor’s prescription, for a safe and effective treatment.