Ringworm Treatment in Staten Island, NY
Many people are familiar with ringworm, also known as athlete’s foot or sometimes jock itch. It’s not a serious condition, but it needs to be treated quickly to prevent complications, and we can treat it easily for you here at Chai Urgent Care. An appointment isn’t necessary, so you can just come see us right away, even today, for treatment right on the spot. Drop by for quick and easy ringworm treatment in Staten Island, NY!
What causes ringworm?
It’s a common fungus that causes ringworm. The infection is quite common and very contagious, spread from human to human with skin-to-skin contact, or spread from animal to human, object to human, or even soil to human. The good news is that ringworm is not serious, but it’s a very good idea to have it treated right away, as this will prevent complications and help prevent other people from getting the condition.
How long does it take for ringworm to go away?
When ringworm is treated properly, it will take about two to four weeks to clear up. The problem is that if ringworm is left untreated or isn’t treated professionally, it can take months to clear up and may have complications for the patient. Some over-the-counter medications might not work well or much at all, so it’s definitely a good idea to see a professional about ringworm treatment. Sometimes a prescription medication is necessary.
If ringworm isn’t treated properly or at all, not only might it stay around much longer, it might also spread to other areas of the body and even scar the body. Nail deformities may occur with untreated ringworm that affects the nails. For untreated ringworm of the scalp, there’s a greater risk of hair loss, and this hair loss can be permanent. On top of all that, there’s a bigger risk of spreading the infection to other people, as the condition is very contagious.
For all those reasons, you should get ringworm treated by a professional like one of ours here at Chai Urgent Care. Since ringworm can be passed by touch from pet to person, it may be important to have your dog or cat treated by a veterinarian.
What is the best treatment for ringworm on humans?
The best kind of treatment for ringworm on people is a prescription treatment. With over-the-counter treatments, you might find that one works for you, but it likely won’t work as well as a prescription. Prescription topical medications like antifungal creams or gels will work most of the time. For ringworm of the nails or scalp, an oral medication may work best. It can be complementary to professional treatment for a patient to make some short-term lifestyle changes like washing bedding and clothing more frequently, which will help to disinfect the patient’s surroundings.
When you come see us here at Chai Urgent Care for your treatment, we’ll be able to prescribe a medication if you need one and help you come up with an easy treatment plan for the condition!
Where can I get ringworm treatment Staten Island, NY?
You can come see us here at Chai Urgent Care for quick, convenient treatment for ringworm. An appointment isn’t necessary, so you can just come on by for same-day service right on the spot. If that sounds good to you, then you’ll find our clinic at 1975 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306. We’re open for you 7 days a week. You can call us if you’d prefer to book an appointment with us instead, or you can book your appointment with us online if you like.
Don’t hesitate to come see us for quick and easy ringworm treatment here at Chai Urgent Care. We look forward to seeing you soon!