Published on September 7th, 2013 | by Tom0
How to Treat Ringworm
is a skin condition that results from a fungus which is extremely contagious. So, ringworm is awfully problematic not only for the itchy, patchy, scaly and ugly inflamed appearance but also for its contagious. So, once you get ringworm, try to treat it immediately to prevent its spread to all along the body and get a relief of itching. Before you head to the hospital, you can give these for ringworm here a try, and you may get unexpected results.
1. Garlic andcider vinegar
Take a warm shower and clean the area gently, then dry it without rubbing with a towel
Put minced garlic on bandage
Cover the infected area with the bandage
It may be burning, so try to avoid using it on face, neck and sensitive area
Repeat garlic bandage for 3 days and then apply apple cider vinegar
You can also skip the garlic and apply the apple cider vinegar directly to the affected area for 3-5 times daily.
Either Colgate or Crest is proper, but try to use the white toothpaste
Apply directly to the affected area and Cover with liquid bandage
Dry it with blow dryer and leave it alone
Remove it until the next application in the next day
You can also combine the toothpaste with baking soda and peroxide
Peel and slice a fresh papaya
Rub one or two slices over the ringworm
Wrap with a piece of clean gauze for 1-2 hours
Remove the gauze and rinse the area with plain soap and water
You can also make a paste by grinding the seed of papaya
4. Herbal tea
, either drink daily or apply it directly to the ringworm with cotton ball
tea, drink it three times a day and you can apply a ginger compress by soaking a cloth in the tea and place the cloth over the affected area for 5 minutes each time, 3 times a day
Lemongrass tea, as you drink the tea, place the used tea bags over the ringworm
Licorice tea, directly apply it with a cotton ball to the ringworm
Tea tree oil, containing antifungal properties and the regular application can help eliminating the ringworm infection.
Clove oil works as the same as tea tree oil
Lavender oil can also treat ringworm by stopping the growth of fungi
is another treatment that needs to be applied no less than 4-6 times daily to make it work.
Neem oil is good for ringworm treatment too.
OTC antifungal lotion or cream, such as, clotrimazole and terbinafine
Strong antifungal creams or lotions that was available for prescription
Apply the cream following the directions on the package or the advice of doctor
Calendula cream diluted in warm water can be used as an aid for fungal infections like ringworm