[toc]Ringworm is nothing, but a fungal infection that occurs on the skin, with equal probability at the exposed and unexposed skin surfaces. Ringworm is extremely contagious and therefore, hard to eliminate, more so when it occurs on the scalp. For getting rid of ringworm, one must carefully avoid touching the infected areas and keep such areas covered, till the infection subsides.
If it happens over scalp, fingernails and toenails, then curing them becomes little more tedious and requires a long consistent treatment to treat them. In addition, to medicinal creams, there are useful natural solutions to get free from ringworms.
9 Effective Home Remedies For Ringworm
Garlic is extremely useful antifungal spice that aids in easy solution from ringworm. Just peel one clove of garlic and trim into small slices and place it over the ringworm.
Cover it overnight with help of a bandage. Additionally, consume 6 teaspoons of garlic extract on daily basis to get away with fungal infections. Alternatively, one may prepare a paste of garlic and rub on to the infected skin portion with help of cotton ball, for 3 times in a day for faster recovery.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is both antibacterial and antifungal agent and is used to treat all fungal or bacterial infections. It has been used since past decades in Australia to treat infections, cuts and burns and even used as vital ingredient of major hair oils and medicinal shampoos.
Just apply the tea tree oil over the skin surface infected with ringworm for 3 times a day and continue application for a full week, even in case pink patches have disappeared before a week. In case, ringworm is not effectively removed, it tends to reoccur and then getting rid of it becomes more cumbersome.
Colloidal silver is a completely natural antibiotic that is effective against a number of microbial infections, including ringworm. Apply it topically over affected skin surfaces by either rubbing over or spraying it, when present in a liquid form. Application of colloidal silver for two times in a day should be continued, till even a little trace of infection is left behind.
Prepare a paste of mustard seeds with water and clean the affected area with warm water, before applying the paste. Let it dry and then wash off with help of cold water. Regular application will be able to overcome ringworm in 7 to 10 days.
Lavender oil in addition to killing fungal infections also helps to prevent any future ringworm, when applied over the skin surfaces. It is one of the most effective solution for curing ringworm, candidiasis and athlete’s foot. Oiling with lavender oil on daily basis is a sure shot preventive measure of inhibiting any fungal growth or ringworm.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Make use of a cotton ball and apply apple cider vinegar over the skin surface with ringworm for 3 to 5 times, in a day and get rapid cure from skin infections. Apple cider vinegar can also be sprinkled on salads to have an added benefit.
For those with ringworms at feet or hands, the infected portions can be easily soaked in equal proportions of apple cider vinegar and water solution for 10 to 15 minutes, at night before the bed time.
Papaya is healthy to eat and also effective for ringworm cure. Use papaya slices and massage them over the ringworm patches twice a day, for 10 minutes. One can also prepare a paste from water and papaya seeds and then use it for topical application over the affected skin.
Leave it for drying and then rinse off with cold water. Regular use of papaya over ringworm helps to get rid of fungal infections in 1 to 2 weeks.
Aloe vera gel is very useful in curing all skin infections, including ringworm. Either use gel from fresh aloe vera leaf or extract its juice and then apply over ringworm patches twice a day, till the patches are healed completely.
Olive leaf infusion can also be made use of as these too have antifungal qualities and additionally, aids in boosting the immune system to fight off fungal infections more efficiently.
Sound strange, but, nail polishes (nail paints) have shown to aid in getting rid of ringworms. Coating the infected nails with nail paints prevent the fungal infections from spreading further and also kill them gradually. Make use of them to make nails, infection free and beautiful.
For those individuals having recurrent ringworm or fungal infections, these home remedies can be a temporary relief, but such sufferers must get consulted from skin specialist, to cure the underlying root cause of ringworm and get rid of it completely.