The common symptoms
of ringworm are itchy, red, raised,
and scaly rashes on the skin that may
blister and ooze. The rashes are circular
in appearance and often have defined
edges. The outer edge is often redder
and the core has the appearance of normal
skin. The skin may also appear to be
unusually dark or light toned. The rashes
also cause an itching sensation and
if ringworm has affected the scalp or
beard, you may experience bald patches
in the affected area. In case of an
infection on the nails, they may become
thick, brittle, and unusually colored.
Try some of the
following natural cures to treat ringworm
and relieve some of its worse symptoms.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil
has natural antifungal, antibacterial,
antiviral, and anti-infection properties.
It can be used to treat nail fungus,
ringworm, athlete's foot, dandruff,
acne, and many types of infestations
including lice, mites, and scabies.
To treat ringworm of the scalp, add
a few drops of pure tea tree oil to
two ounces of a mild shampoo, mix well,
and use it as you would use your normal
shampoo. To treat ringworm of the skin,
add a few drops of tea tree oil to one
ounce of jojoba oil or aloe vera gel.
Apply it to the affected area twice
each day. Alternatively, blend one drop
of essential oil of lavender and two
drops of pure tea tree oil to one teaspoon
of almond or sesame oil. Apply it to
the affected area using a Q-tip.
a strong enzyme that can kill harmful
germs including ringworm-causing fungus.
Slice the unripe fruit and rub the sections
onto any spots that you have from ringworm.
Follow this procedure several times
each day. Alternatively, you can create
a paste with dry papaya seeds (in powdered
form). Apply the paste onto the ringworm-affected
to tasting delicious in salads, vinegar
is also great for treating most fungal
infections, including ringworm. It is
a natural disinfectant that effectively
kills germs without causing harmful
side effects. Use a sterile cotton ball
to apply vinegar onto ringworm rashes
several times each day and the infection
will quickly clear up.
some of the suggestions that are
given below to prevent ringworm
because prevention is much better
||Wash your hands
thoroughly before touching
your eyes, nose, mouth, and
ears. Most infections spread
inadvertently by contaminated
clothing, sports equipment,
towels, and sheets.
||If you think
that you have been exposed
to ringworm, wash your clothes
in hot water with fungicidal
barefoot in locker rooms and
public bathing areas such
as swimming pools and showers.
in any combat sport that requires
contact with another individual
(for example, wrestling) shower
before using gym equipments,
yoga mats, and other common
cotton clothing. Change your
socks and underwear at least
once each day.
skin clean and dry. Always
dry yourself completely after
showers or baths.
||If your house
pet has patches of missing
hair, it may be suffering
from fungal infection. Visit
the veterinarian to obtain
treatment for your pet.