The best antifungal creams to treat ringworm are creams that contain miconazole or clotrimazole, such as Micatin, Mycelex and Tinactin, states WebMD. In addition, terbinafine creams such as Lamisil are also antifungal ringworm treatment that are available over the counter.
Most cases of ringworm are eliminated using antifungal creams, states WebMD. The infected area should be washed with soap and water and then dried completely before applying the cream. The antifungal cream should be applied in the areas beyond the border of the visible ringworm. Antifungal creams must be applied as directed on the label, which usually directs individuals to use the product for two to four weeks. If the ringworm persists following treatment, prescription medication may be necessary.