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Teresa

Note: I used the words 'ringworm' and 'fungus/fungi' interchangeably because they are the same thing.

Mine first appeared on my forearm and I noticed it while cycling on a sunny July day. Presuming it was an insect bite, I ignored it for a month, occasionally putting Sting Ease(ammonia based product) if the itching was too much. Two month passed before I realized the nasty stuff was actually spreading, and by September it had colonized my legs, buns, neck, and upper female anatomy. Time for war. I hit this site and took the gems (the docs are too busy-expensive, over the counter didn't even slow the spread after a month of routine treatments), fungicide prescriptions are hard on the liver etc. The remedies that worked on hard-core, established ringworm, seem to have certain things in common, and these are best expressed by 'Ken' in 4/22/12(with the colorful vocabulary!) Since I had developed so many 'outposts' of this fungus on my body, I was able to experiment with different areas using different products. Now three weeks into serious battle, I've got it on the run and am mopping up renegade outposts, and ready to share my own battle strategy, based on this informative site. Broadly speaking, you need to exfoliate(get to next layer of skin, poison it, then suffocate it.

Principles: (1a)Entrenched ringwork cannot be cured on the surface, and you need to exfoliate your way to the next layer of skin--sea salt hurts but causes less collateral damage than burning your way through with clorox, fire, etc; take handfuls of sea salt and scrub to the next layer wherever the stuff has taken over(it will sting). (1b) Broken skin needs to heal before you continue(I shaved my legs with a cheap new razor before salting them, and had broken skin to mess with before the next step. the salt was probably good to the razor cuts, actually, but heal before going on. For gals, I would skip the leg shaving for a while. (2) Completely dry your skin after the salt rub down. (3) Weapons: many of the products worked(except over the counter which I suspect the fungi have developed a resistance to with the popularity of health clubs and pedicures that harbor this stuff(I keep wanting to use cuss words but don't want to offend). Best weaponry: essential lemon oil(I used on the face and upper female anatomy); neem oil(Swansons vitamin shop on-line--get the shampoo and soap as well)--neem really stinks, but probably a retreat from romance is in order anyway given the contagious nature of this monster!); garlic(also a romance killer); essential oregano oil; essential rosemary oil. I suspect essential lavender might work but didn't try it. (4) Suffocate it: all the products recommended--nail polish, liquid bandaid, and shellac all smell the same, so probably are but with different strengths. I opted most times for the liquid bandaid since it comes in a spray can for larger areas, but I used nail polish as well at times. This regime can be hard on your skin: after poisoning and drying, then applying the 'sufficator' product, hit the coconut oil. Internal concerns: I suspect that if we were a peak immunity, this mess would not have overtaken us. Eat yogurt. Take liquid acidophilus. Cool it on wine/beer(if not a drunk, Scotch or gin occasionally might be o.k.) I have started taking 20 drops of oregano oil 2xdaily, eat lots of garlic. I've put myself back on elderberry to build immunity. Finally, since I studied the various colonies on my body, and did experiments, I share with you what did notwork: over the counter(save your money); tea tree oil(immune to it? ) ; since I often hop on my back and forget the sunscreen, I don't think a tanning booth would have worked for me, though I suspect it would for many fair skinned, nordic types(bring your own sheet to lie on if you try it). And no matter what you do, do NOT apply any product with cortisone type materials because it only stimulates the fungus to grow. Read the labels.
P.S. I'm pretty sure traditional Clearasil with sulfer in it could work

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Anonymous

So that's all to capture lol. So what exactly should I start with!? Cause it's spreading

Tania

How often did you follow this routine? Once, daily, weekly?

Anonymous

Very imformative. Thanks

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