Why is my ringworm not going away?
Thereof, what happens if ringworm doesn't go away?
See a doctor if the rash doesn't go away after two weeks of home treatment. A ringworm infection that doesn't improve or that spreads may require a prescription-strength topical cream or oral antifungal medication. You may have to take the prescription for weeks to months, depending on the severity of the infection.
Furthermore, why can't I get rid of my ringworm? Antibiotics kill bacteria. They won't work on ringworm, which is caused by a fungus. Ringworm is treated with antifungal medicines that you either rub on the skin or take by mouth. Ringworm of the scalp is treated with a special shampoo and an oral antifungal medicine.
Moreover, how long does it take for ringworm to disappear?
two to four weeks
What to do if ringworm keeps coming back?
Some people may get a problem with the fungus coming back and these can be handled in the manner below: Apply the cream or ointment at least once daily until the skin rash disappears. Continue applying the ointment for one to two weeks after the rash has disappeared to remove fungus hiding in the skin.