I used the cream for about 3 weeks but I forgot to put it on twice a day and it made my entire hand dry out even though I was only putting it on 1 spot. It didn't improve at all so I started looking up some home remedies.
The main thing I kept seeing was Tea Tree Oil. I decided to give it a try. I got a bottle at walmart for about $7.00, which was cheaper than the anti-fungal cream.
I did some more research and found out that I cannot just apply it straight to my skin and that it needed a carrier. I couldn't find much information on carrier oils so I talked to my sister who said I could use cocunut oil, vegetable oil, or olive oil among a variety of other things. I chose vegetable oil because it was easiest. I mixed about 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and 1 tsp of tea tree oil in a small container.
I use a papertowel to dab it onto my infection about 2-3 times per day. It doesn't make me dry out and takes away the itch. I have been using it for about a week straight now and I think I will be able to actually wear my rings again by the end of this week!
I am so glad I tried something new and there is a variety of things that tea tree oil is good for. I am planning on using it more often. It is amazing what the earth offers us, we just need to realize it is there and learn how to use it.