Ringworm is a misnomer—the infection has nothing to do with worms. Its name comes from the small, ring- or circle-shaped rash that appears on the body due to infection. In ringworm of the body, the rashes appear on skin regions except for the scalp, groin, palms of the hand, and soles of the feet.
The medication may be in the form of a powder, ointment, or cream. It is applied directly to the affected areas of the skin. These include the over-the-counter brands like: clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF), miconazole (Micatin), terbinafine (Lamisil), tolfaftate (Tinactin).
It is estimated that by 2030, infection linked to Ring worm disease will rise to 14.9 million