Tinea Infections | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • How did I get the infection?
  • What is the best treatment for me?
  • Will I have to use an ointment?
  • How can I avoid getting more tinea infections?
  • My child has to take showers after gym class. How can I keep him/her from getting tinea infections?
  • If I have cracks in my skin, should I use a topical antbiotic ointment?
  • Once I’m treated for ringworm, will my hair grow back?
  • I have ringworm. Should I wash my sheets and towels every day?


Diagnosis and Management of Common Tinea Infections by SL Noble, Pharm.D., RC Forbes, M.D. and PL Stamm, Pharm.D. (American Family Physician July 01, 1998, http://www.aafp.org/afp/980700ap/noble.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 07/98