There are over-the-counter ringworm treatments available. But severe cases of ringworm are treated with antifugal drugs, which help control the infection and prevent it from coming back. Depending on the severity and location of your ringworm, your dermatologist may prescribe an antifungal shampoo, powder, cream or lotion. You may also need to take an oral medication.
You can also ease your ringworm by keeping your skin clean and dry, washing bed sheets and pajamas every day and wearing loose clothing.