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What are different home remedies for Ringworm? – Part 1

What is meant by Ringworm?

• Ringworm is a contagious fungus infection.
• Ringworm can affect the scalp, the body (particularly the groin), the feet, and the nails.
• The name comes from the red ring that can appear on an infected person’s skin.
• Ringworm is also called Tinea.
• Ringworm is a common fungal infection of the skin and is not due to a worm.
• Ringworm causes a scaly, crusted rash that may itch.
• Ringworm can be successfully treated with antifungal medications used either topically or orally.

What causes Ringworm?

• Yeasts
• Molds
• Fungi
• Dermatophytes

Scientific names for the most common of the dermatophyte fungi that cause ringworm include:
• Trichophyton rubrum
• Trichophyton tonsurans
• Trichophyton interdigitale
• Trichophyton mentagrophytes
• Microsporum canis
• Epidermophyton floccosum

What are the sources of skin fungi?

• Person to person (anthropophilic)
• From animal to person (zoophilic)
• From the soil to a person (geophilic)
• Heat and moisture
• Showers
• Locker rooms
• Swimming pools

Some Home Remedies for Ringworm

• Clear nail polish
• Garlic
• Aloe Vera
• Alum
• Oral thrush pill
• Athlete’s foot cream
• Bleach
• Green walnuts
Tea Tree oil with Antifungal Properties
• Prepare a solution of water and white vinegar – one part of white vinegar to four part of water.
• Soak the infected area for 20 to 30 minutes twice day.
• Sprinkle some baking soda between your toe fingers and rinse the infected area after fifteen minutes.
• It is as effective as an expensive antifungal powder.
• Rub tea tree oil between your toe fingers, it has antifungal properties.
• For immediate relief from itching or burning, soak the infected area in an antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine.
• Corn starch is effective in soaking moisture.
• Keep your toe fingers dry by sprinkling some corn starch on them.

Apple Cider Vinegar
• Dilute a cup of apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water.
• Use this diluted solution to wash the affected skin.
• Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and can easily help kill off the fungal strains.
• Undiluted apple cider vinegar may be used for athlete’s foot treatment.

Home Treatment

• Apply an antifungal soap, powder, cream or ointment, to speed up the healing process.
• Apply some clove powder or clove oil directly on to the skin that is affected.
• Tea tree oil is quite effective in treating yeast infections, athlete’s foot and ringworm. Dilute a few drops of tea tree oil in water and apply it on to the affected area.
• Soak your hands and feet in a tub of white vinegar, to cure nail fungus or an athlete’s foot. This remedy disrupts the pH balance of the skin. It curbs the growth of fungi on the skin.
• Raw garlic is believed to have antifungal and antibacterial properties. Garlic is excellent in curing ringworm. Apply some garlic extract or garlic puree on to the affected area to get rid of the fungus faster.
• Drink as much water to flush out toxins and fight Ringworm to its best.
• Dilute vinegar soaks or sprays (roughly one part white household vinegar to four parts water) are very effective in treating Ringworm.
• Dilute Clorox baths or soaks (approximately ¼ cup household Clorox bleach in one bathtub of water) is also helpful in removing Ringworm.

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