The most common form of ringworm is a bacterial infection in the mouth called dental ringworm, or ringworm.

Dental ringworm can also cause inflammation in the nasal cavity and throat, so a doctor might prescribe an antibiotic, or oral antibiotic.

Ringworm can be prevented by: 1. 

Using a nasal spray containing 1 part per million of dental ringworms to flush the mouth and throat of any ringworm bacteria. 


Antibiotics that kill ringworm in the oral cavity, but not the nasal passages. 


Dosing your ringworm medication according to your symptoms. 


If you have asthma, the inhalation of ringworms can reduce your symptoms and possibly reduce your chances of developing dental ringworms. 


Getting a prescription from your dentist. 


Paying your dentist to do a dental ringwort exam, to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe appropriate antibiotics. 


Consulting a physician if you are at increased risk for ringworm because of: a. an inherited condition that increases the likelihood of dental ringhead growth; or b. an inherited condition that increases your risk of dental disease such as: epilepsy, Huntington’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease. 


Treating ringworm with topical antibiotic creams and ointments. 


Taking any medication that can cause your throat to become dry and congested. 


Avoiding certain foods and drinking water. 


Being in a group with others who are allergic to ringworms or those who are at high risk of developing ringworm if you have a family history of dental infection. 


Wearing protective gear to prevent infection.