Thankfully, most cases of ringworm with babies are easily treated with an over-the-counter antifungal cream, like the kind adults use for athlete’s foot. Look for a treatment for ringworm with one or two per cent of clotrimazole or tolnaftate and ask your medical professional to recommend a cream suitable for your child’s age just to be certain. Application is quite easy as well. Just gently rub a fingertip worth of cream on the infected skin twice a day. Let the cream have 10 minutes to dry and try no make contact with any public surfaces to reduce the chance of spreading the infection. This is of course challenging with young babies but do your best. Some children are sensitive to these creams, so do a test with a small amount of cream first to see how your baby’s skin reacts. If a rash develops in response to the cream, talk to your doctor about alternative creams. With proper and consistent treatment, the infection should get better within 3-4 weeks. If it doesn’t, consult your doctor once again.