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chanel


Cut a lime and dip the inside part in salt and scrub the infected area (tingles a little) after that rince the infected area with water and apply Blue Cream can be purchased at your local drug store. Ive had ringworm twice and this helped. you can also use hydrocortisone cream. the key thing you want to do is to dry that pesky worm away.

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stepnme

My 4 year old had a large ringworm in his head and his doctor prescribed him griseovulin, which he took for 30 days and still ended up with 4 extra ringworms afterwards. I was told by a co-worker to take a lime, cut it open, burn it, and rub it vigorously against the ringworm. He said it would irritate, then kill the fungus. After about 30 minutes, the ringworms started to bleed. After about an hour, the redness and swelling started to disappear. I repeated the process for about an hour and a half, then washed his hair with Selsun Blue. The next morning all of the redness and swelling was gone. I'm going to repeat this process until all of the limes are gone (9 for $1).

MH

HOW LONG DID YOU LEAVE THE LIME ON THE RINGWORM? DO YOU WASH IT OFF RIGHT AFTER OR DO YOU WAIT FOR IT TO BLEED?

Sharebear

Ringworm is not really a worm any antifungal will work.

Anonymous

A cortisone cream will only mask the ringworm and eventually spread it around. Stick with the lime and antifungal creams...

SABRINA

MY TWO SONS AND MY DAUGHTER AGES 6,7,AND 2 ALL HAD RINGWORM IT SPREADS VERY QUICKLY.TOO FAST FOR ME TO USE A HOME REMEDY WITHOUT REALLY KNOWING IF THE INFECTION WAS DEAD.SO I TOOK THE TO THE DOCTOR AND HE PRESCRIBED GRISEOFULVIN (AN ORAL MEDICATION),KETOCONAZOLE SHAMPOO AND KETOCONAZOLE CREAM WHICH HAD THE SAME EFFECT AS THE LIME WOULD HAVE HAD,IT MADE MY OLDEST SONS RINGWORM BLEED,BUT I COULD SEE THAT IT WAS GETTING BETTER WITH ONLY ONE TREATMENT.THE DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT THEY HAD TO TAKE THE TREATMENT FOR 4 WEEKS AND COULD RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER 1 WEEK.BEFORE THE TRIP TO THE DOCTOR I SPENT 2 DAYS OF HOME REMEDIES THAT DIDN'T WORK.SOME PEOPLE SAID TO USE BLEACH,BUT THAT SOUNDED DANGEROUS.THEN I TRIED VINEGAR AND THAT DIDN'T WORK EITHER. OVER THE COUNTER MEDS FAILED ALSO.MY ADVICE IS DEFINATELY VISIT THE DOCTOR EVEN IF IT IS A SMALL CASE.YOU MIGHT GET RID OF THE VISUAL RINGWORM BUT THE INFECTION COULD STILL BE THERE.

Michelle

You should NEVER EVER use hydrocortisone on Tinea (Ringworm). The fungus actually feeds off of the steroids. It would be like putting it in an incubator and telling it to grow. Some MDs will suggest using hydrocortisone cream for the first 2 days of treatment with anti-fungal or drying agents ONLY to curb the initial itching; however, this should be discontinued quickly so the actual treatment can work properly.

Anonymous

if you are suppose to dry the ringworm out d you must use persecribed ointmebt and then cover with bandage so you sont infect your self or others, how does this er give it the chance to dry?

Anonymous

Like the other person stated NEVER use a hydrocortison cream! It will make the ringworm blow up!!!

Sunny Sanguine

It is 05/2/2013, I've been treating this horrible ringworm with the lotrimin,but experienced a tremendous amt of itching at night. So I decided to slice limes & rub the slices on my hands at night. Let dry on my own. It relieves the itching & it looks like their going away. Trick is to keep hands as 'Dry' as possible. Now to try & cure my pitbull as she has been drinking from standing 'rainwater' outside. I put my hands in this in an effort to water my vegetable garden outside...Use 'Gloves' anytime going into standing rainwater.

Anonymous

I first had ringworm on my upper thigh. I started freaking out because I didn't know what it was and why I got it. It starts out looking like a big bite. Then it grows into a ring. I went to the doctor and they gave me an anti fungal cream. That took about 3 weeks for it to be visibly gone. He told me to put the cream on it a week after I couldn't see it anymore. About two weeks later, I got this bug bite looking thing on my arm. I went to show my parents and they told me that I had poison ivy. So I went and covered it up with a bandaid that way I wouldn't scratch it and make it spread. Well, I went to the doctor because after a couple of days, the rash began to form a circle and look like a bunch of pimples. She told me to uncover it and she told me that it was ringworm. Three things that I would suggest. 1. DON'T cover it with a bandaid, because it need to remain dry or else it will spread. 2. DON'T use any form of a steroid on it because it will spread as well. 3. DO go to the doctor and get an anti fungal cream.

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