Lotrimin AF Ringworm Cream Review
Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that may be a difficult condition to treat depending on the severity. It causes a circular crusted rash and can be very uncomfortable. Most adults and children are susceptible to ringworm and can occur on any area of the body. There are many treatments available on the market, however, not all are effective, and some may even leave you with symptoms that are worse than before starting treatment. Today we review a product called Lotrimin AF Ringworm Cream. The manufacturers have claimed they have found a greaseless, odorless solution to curing ringworm and relieving symptoms such as itching, irritation, redness, and discomfort.
These are our findings:
- Clotrimazole – 1%
- Benzyl alcohol
- Cetyl alcohol
- Cetyl esters wax
- Polysorbate 60
- Sorbitan Monostearate
- Stearyl alcohol
Clotrimazole is a generic antifungal medication found in most over the counter ointments. It works by inhibiting the fungi and preventing it to spread. While this may stop the growth of fungi, it does not target the root of the fungi to prevent the rash from reoccurring. Combining Clotrimazole and an inactive ingredient such as Benzyl alcohol does come with potential side effects. This product is also void of natural essential oils which moisturize or soothe the rash. When looking for a natural treatment for Ringworm, it is always best to find ones that target the cause as well as the symptoms.
Lotrimin AF Ringworm Cream should be applied twice a day for 4 weeks. If the symptoms are still present after 4 weeks, you should consult a doctor. While the packaging does insist that this product works rapidly, applying the product twice a day may not be a sufficient dosage. Clothing may cause the cream to be rubbed off and sweat may dilute the ointment before it has fully absorbed. Most antifungal creams should be applied at least 3 to 4 times a day and should be continued even after the symptoms have disappeared to ensure the outbreak does not reoccur
A 0.42oz tube of Lotrimin AF Ringworm Cream can be purchased online through third-party retailers for $8.44. There is a 2 per person discount coupon of $1.50 available on the official website which can be downloaded and used on the third-party sites.
Possible Side Effects
There are no side effects mentioned on the manufacturer’s packaging, however, when doing a bit of research, we found that Clotrimazole may cause irritation, itching, redness, tingling, numbness, dryness or a rash.
Unfortunately, there is no money back guarantee on the apparent clinically proven formula. To minimize the risk, consumers should consult a doctor or dermatologist first before deciding to purchase the product. This does not eliminate the risk altogether, side effects and allergic reactions may still occur.
Lotrimin AF Ringworm Cream Review – The Bottom Line
Lotrimin AF Ringworm Cream offers some hope in providing a cost-effective product which contains generic antifungal ingredients, however, we do have some concerns. When looking for a natural effective product, these ingredients are not ideal due to the potential side effects that may make the symptoms worse. There are also no moisturizing properties in this formula which sooth the dry crust of the rash. Various customer reviews have complained that Clotrimazole has aggravated the existing symptoms and caused the ringworm to spread. In addition to this, future consumers who purchase this product do not have a money back guarantee and may only be able to seek compensation through the third-party retailers they purchased from. Without the manufacturer’s guarantee and proof to back up the claims made by Lotrimin that this product is clinically proven to treat ringworm, we do not recommend Lotrimin AF Ringworm Cream.