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Ringworm Victim

Hi There!
I'm a female in my mid 20's and I contracted ringworm from the kids I nanny for. Needless to say, I'd never had it before so unfortunately it went undiagnosed for at least a week if not two. That being said, most people here probably realize how bad this is because once ringworm gets started it just keeps spreading. Now I'm very diligent about going to the doctor, taking vitamins, and staying in good health by eating healthy and exercising. But when I got ringworm I was so frustrated. When I found out what it was I immediately started applying the creams recommended by my doctor. But honestly, the infection just kept spreading. It started on my chest, then went to my arm, neck, and finally my legs and butt. Nothing I did helped. Desperate I turned to the Internet for home remedies. I usually don't take much store in this type of thing but I was seriously desperate. I began to notice a trend of something called tea tree oil and other people recommended vinegar or sea salt baths. I decided to give it a try, as I honestly had nothing to lose. I was three weeks into the ringworm outbreak and I began a regime based on what I read on the Internet. Every morning I washed my sheets, towels, and any clothing I’d worn in hot water. I wiped down surfaces, especially in the bathroom, with disinfectant wipes. I would then take a 30 minutes Epsom salt bath (I added 2 to 3 cups). Following the salt bath I would dab on the tea tree oil with a cotton ball to all infected areas and the areas surrounding them or honestly anything that was itchy. I let the oil sit on my skin for a while and then would place the over the counter cream on top of that. Mid-day I would reapply the tree oil and then the cream. Finally at bedtime I would take a shower with a special mixture I made from the tea tree oil and head and shoulders dandruff shampoo. I would use this to wash my hair and my body to help prevent any further spread. Now believe me, I really was skeptical, but the second day after starting this the itch stopped, the patches began to take on a more natural skin color and dry up. Skin layers were flaking off and healing was already taking place on day 2! I've read online that the cream can take weeks if not months. That seems crazy to me because ringworm is so aggressive and it spreads very quickly. For me the cream just doesn't work fast enough to prevent further infection. I know that all treatments are different for different people, but I highly recommend going this route before trying anything to harmful for you body like bleach, oral medication, etc. This really did work for me. I'm on day 4 and the patches are almost gone and as a treatment for future outbreaks I plan on continuing using the tea tree oil/head and shoulders mixture at least once every two days. The tea tree oil really did save me. I've seen horror stories online about people being re-infected, it taking months to clear up, families dealing with this for a year or more, because of how difficult it is to treat. I really believe a quick and effective attack is the key to beating ringworm and in the future if I ever see any raised red bumps I'm not taking any chances and putting some tea tree oil on there immediately. Best of luck! Hope this helps!

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CatRingworm

Did you wear bandaides throughout the day? I feel like when I apply the tea tree oil with the lotrimin, the bandaides are keeping my ringworm from drying up. I have an outbreak on my leg, both my arms and hand.

Anonymous

If you keep wraps or anything on the ring worms then you will just be keeping it warm and able to spread and moist. you need to not use wraps on the infected area and let the oil and cream soke into the skin and it will dry up with open air.

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