So my rescue kitten gave me ringworm. The vet told me she had allergies which undoubted and then completely disregarded once a few lesions erupted on me. I used a medicated shampoo, ACV Coconut oil and anti itch spray. They were working for me but my poor girl was still scratching like crazy. She had rubbed all the fur off her nose, sides of her face, chin, paws and armpits. I think the coconut oil was too thin and the application of ACV not broad enough. So. I bathed her every 3 days with the medicated shampoo in ACV water. Id let her dry that day and then not mess with her until before bed. At that time I would wipe her entire body down with a washcloth dipped in ACV water. I wouldn't soak her but I made sure the most affected areas had ACV on the skin. Then I mixed aquaphor, coconut oil, and anti itch spray on her after it dried. Had to be careful not to put too much because she with her fur being coated I don't think it was ideal for being warm. In 2 days she has stopped itching, her hair is growing back and she purrs like a motor. I was thinking about incorporating tea tree oil on just her head, no need to now but just a thought.
I gave up using the anti-fungal creams because they didn't work long term and I was experiencing
side effects - however - I found something that totally cleared up my numerous ringworm patches;
it was so good, I actually visited the doctor and handed back my creams and tablets! (He wasn't impressed).
It's a cold pressed organic oil that retains all of the anti-fungal properties present in
coconuts and is safe to use anywhere on the body. The only drawback? You have to apply it about
4 times a day if your ringworm is a bad case. I found that when the patches first come up,
only a couple of times a day is required.
I'm not trying to sell this product but share my delight in finally finding something that
works without nasty chemicals. I bought this oil on Amazon. I think it's important to buy
the raw-milled product rather than any old coconut oil because of the processing.
RealFoodSource Certified Organic Raw Wet Milled Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Now in 500ml
HDPE Tubs (2 litre - 4 Tubs)
Wet Milling or Centrifuging Produces Oil from Wet Coconuts (No Drying of Coconut Flesh)
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I had ringworm in my groin area for over a year and tried all the home remedies and over the counter including Lamasil blue star ointment and others, nothing worked. Then I found some Calcium Hypoclorite used for treating swimming pools and mixed the powder with water to make a paste. WoW, it knocked it out in 2 weeks using it once a day. It burned the ringworm area for 10-15 minutes which is a sign that it is working. After 2 weeks when it was gone I applied it every few days just for maintenance with no stinging affect.
Had ringworm in 2006 for six months because I am resistant to the antifungal creams and oral medications...the ones ending in "azole" and their other brand names and I was seeing a doctor for treatment.
Ten years ago I was on this very website and tried everything natural to chemical with no results and I was desperate because I live in a tropical humid rainforest. I even began a legit house cleaning business since I was cleaning everything all the time!
This past year I have been working with an allergist who skin tested me for allergies to food, animals, insects, nature, etc. I also did the T.R.U.E. Test skin panels for multiple chemical sensitivities. What I found out is I am highly sensitive to two kinds of dust mites and black mold. I also have allergies to disperse blue 106, p-Phenylenediamine, cobalt dichloride, fragrance mix, and Balsam of Peru.
So let me just explain that with Balsam of Peru allergy things like tea tree oil, calamine lotion, canohor, Vicks vapor rub, eucalyptus oil, propolis, honey, beeswax, wood tars, citris peels, lemon, turpentine, essential oils or spices (clove oil, ginger, tummeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, curry) and anything in the fragrance family (lavender, rosewater, peppermint oil, calendula, flower essence, etc.) products are not going to work at all and haven't worked for me.
I think anyone else who may have such ought to know, especially since I have been here and done that.
I have done elimination to exposure of things I have multiple chemical sensitivity too. I have done immunology shots for the dust mites and black mold to no avail. I have two more months of Xolair shots which will be six months by November this year with no results or relief.
The prescription allergy pills Zyrtec and Allegra I have built resistant to. My antihistamine sedative hydroxyzine HCL 50 mg isn't working anymore for my night time itching and scratching so I get little sleep, five hours at most.
Now since September 13th (unlucky?) I have developed a ringworm fungus that is on the outside of my right thigh, very visible, think Hawaii and wearing shorts and it has been over three weeks and you think anything I do or have done in the past is going to make it go away in less than six months time like before in 2006?! Lamisil never worked for my toenail fungus and had big toenails removed, only to grow back eight months later, and within two months get fungus again!
So what am I, fungus among us here?!
I have done the natural remedies here the neem oil, Kukui nut oil, papaya, with zero results.
I am strictly vegetarian, organic, Non GMO, healthy life style person to begin with.
I have been the all clear of parasite thru testing.
My most recent blood lab work shows I do NOT have resistant bacerteria or resistant staph. My IgE number is elevated at 880 now, so I feel I am at my tipping point of toxicity now.
I came back here again, since it has been ten years and thought maybe there are new developments or remedies since.
Perhaps I have a systemic fungal infection and ringworm is an outward manifestation of it or it is not ringworm at all and something else?
So when I see my allergist again Saturday October 8 I will see what more she has to say and what more I can do. And if I do find anything that works for ringworm fungus I now have again, I will let you all know and in on it!!!!
I was infected with ringworm on my groin area. For several weeks I took it as usual itching but one night I rubbed it vehemently and when I saw it in the morning it scared the hell out of me. It was spreading over the weeks and I didn't bother to have a look.
I bought Betnovate Cream (Betamethasone) and applied for a couple of days. It didn't work. Then I started digging into the solution very seriously.I shall put down what did I do to kill ring worm.
First and the most important thing to do is keep the infected area completely dry. Moisture is ringworm's friend and together they invite itching to the party. For that I used a prickly heat powder with cooling effect and I bought Ring Guard - In India (Miconazole Nitrate). After shower I would apply a generous coat over enemies. It would feel very good. A couple of days I could see Rign Worm dying and I could see my skin.
BLUE STAR OINTMENT!!!!!!IT WILL BE GONE IN DAYS VS WEEKS AND IT WONT COME BACK AS LONG AS YOU SHOWER EVERDAY AND CHANGE SHEETS ONCE A WEEK.
it might burn even if diluted in half Vaseline if you have sensitive skin but that is why it works. I have tried 4 different topical creams, rubbing alcohol, iodine, garlic, puriya wonder balm, scrubbing spraying and even earwax even because someone told me too but none worked for real. BLUE STAR GETS IT DONE AND ITS CHEAP AS DIRT YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE! It was gone in a week I haven't had to use it in a 2 weeks and my ringworm is still gone!! BLUE STAR! BLUE STAR! BLUE STAR!
Crumple a brown paper (preferably non recycled) on a glass plate. Place in kitchen sink. Burn the bag. A small amount of resin will appear on plate. Immediately use finger to smear on spot while hot. It will itch a lot but that's the virus dying off. World great on every spot I had growing up.
Simple (brown) raisin will kill ringworm!!! Give it about a week. Split raisin in half and apply several times a day.
Contact doctor don;t be afraid pills they give u be effective more over.. Salic Acid & Benzoic Acid Antiseptic power also works here we get that as talk called Mycoderm....
Also tube or o2derm is useful.
I also fluoride toothpaste i started using on ring worm. itching reduced from from day. i will continue to use it. Apply it in affected area leave for 30 min let it dry then go to bath :xD