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211 Home Remedies for Ringworm

Dan

I tried every cure,from over the counter creams to apple cider vinegar to sea salt to tea tree oil. I had 70 to 100 spots of ring worm on my chest,stomach Back,and legs I had ring worm before and got rid of it easily, not this time. Then I found a cure that has worked, 100 percent Neem oil, I did some research and found they have used it in India for many many years for many skin ailments. The oil comes from tree leaves, I only found 100 percent pure Neem oil in the USA marketed as a flea and tick repellent for dogs and a fungus and insecticide for plants I wasn't able to find the flea and tick repellent one locally but did find the one marketed as a plant insecticide at a local garden center it said on the label 100 percent pure Neem oil but because it was being sold as insecticide it had all the warnings on label do not get on skin and so on, I had already researched Neem oil on line and found only one major study that had been done. They fed Neem leaf to rats in large quantities and it had an effect causing sterility in rats which reversed itself after they stopped eating it, it also said that it has some aspirin like qualities and should not be given to children with a fever, You can do your own research. I have been smearing the Neem oil on once a day now for 3 days and the ringworm is almost completely gone (all 70 to 100 of them) I also found a
Neem leaves dietary supplement in capsule for at my local vitamin store and have also been taking that for 3 days. You can google Neem oil and do your own research like I did, all I can tell you is this is the only thing that worked for me, and my case was severe.

Jane

I have recently had this horrible ringworm on my cheek (eek!) a few times, which we all know is terrible. The first time I did the nail polish thing and it actually worked really well. This time I tried and it didn't.

Here is what I did and saw results overnight.

1- Keep it clean! So important.
2- I got apple cidar vinegar and dipped a cottonball in. Took some tape and taped it to my cheek for 30 minutes. It burns like heck but you will see it start to turn white. Take it as long as you can. Let it dry for a bit.
3- Put pure tea tree oil on a q-tip and apply it to the top. This almost soothes it.

Do this a few times a day. At night I still put the nail polish on so it would be covered through the night.

Good luck. Hope this helps some.

Anonymous

You guys were great help! I noticed a quarter-sized ring on the left side of my chin on Wednesday last week. By Friday it dawned on me that it was ringworm and I was mortified. I went into full attack mode and now its Tuesday and Its almost gone. Here's what I used with what results.

1. Clotrimazole & Betamethasone: a supposed stronger ringworm cream you can have prescribed to you. (I say 'supposed' because I've had ringworm on my leg before and this didn't seem to heal it any faster..) But I slathered it on constantly throughout the day.

2. Tea Tree Oil: OMG. This stuff is AWESOME. swabbed it on, it heats the skin a little but not enough to really burn your skin.

3. Nail Polish: Okay... this was great as a seal on my face when I was sleeping... but I think a liquid bandage would be a lot less irritating on the skin, while still suffocating the ringworm. It definitely works, but my skin was really irritated the mornings after. And nailpolish remover STINGS!!

Hope this helps! You guys are great!

Julie725

My nurse practitioner told me that most all of these remedies work with enough time. People try one thing for a week, and when that doesn't work, they try something else for another week. On their third or fourth remedy, something finally works, and then they think this one thing is the answer. But, really, everything was working all along; it just takes 2-4 weeks to get rid of most types of 'ringworm' fungi. She recommended to scrub twice a day with Selsun Blue medicated shampoo; dry with a blow dryer; bandage loosely or not at all; continue for total 4 wks even if the lesion disappears; launder clothes and linens daily or as often as you can. The idea is to remove new spores before they can root and let already rooted spores live out their lives. Bottom line: avoid any temptation to damage the skin, be patient and persistent with care, be fastidious about cleanliness, and let nature take its course.

Anonymous

my youngest daughter and husband got ringworm and after trying a couple different remedies I resorted to Grapefruit Seed Extract - applied it to their spots in the morning covered them with a bandaid - by noon the spots had 'bubbled' I let them air dry and the spots are 100% gone
you can get Grapefruit Seed Extract from a health food store (I happened to have some on hand as it's a good treatment for Thrush also) it doesn't cost all that much - I used the liquid form applied it directly from the bottle using a Q-Tip

ross julius consigna

i had a ringworm at first its as big as a common bottle cup i thought it was nothing at first but it grew rapidly and it became bigger, after 2 weeks it was as big as my palm so begun to seek for a cure i tried almost everything from ointments and even bleach that burned my skin, i thought it was hopeless and i was desperate for a cure so i asked everyone i know for some advise even if i felt shameful for the disease that i have, then one of my friends for the province told me to try washing the affected part with boiled young guava leaves i applied it while its still warm , at first i didn't noticed any effects but after 3 consecutive application the effect was visible already and i was amazed of its effectiveness this leaves really works i bit my life on it.... its also used as a disinfectant for wounds it will heal faster if you apply it.... nature works in wonder.......

MARYBETH

I DISCOVERED A ROUND RING ON MY FOREHEAD, AND REALIZED I HAD RINGWORM. I TRIED SOMETHING AND IT WORKED. I MIXED BETADINE SOLUTION AND ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL IN AN EQUAL MIXTURE AND PUT IT IN AN EYEDROPPER. I RUBBED IT ON THE AREA, AND OTHER AREAS WHICH WERE BEGINNING TO REDDEN AND LET IT DRY. IT LOOKS ORANGE/RED, ALMOST LIKE A BLOODY MIXTURE, BUT THE NEXT DAY, IT WAS VISIBLY BETTER. IT DRY'S IT UP, WHICH IS GREAT, BUT I KEPT RE-APPLYING WHENEVER IT NEEDED. IN 2 DAYS IT WAS NEARLY GONE, BUT I CONTINUED TO COVER THE AREAS FOR FOUR DAYS, TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WOULD NOT COME BACK AND IT'S BEEN 6 DAYS AND MY FACE IS COMPLETELY CLEAR. I'LL LET YOU KNOW IF IT RETURNS. GOOD LUCK.......MARYBETH

Colleen

Very simple - Very effective! Make a paste out of salt (I used kosher non-iodized) and cider vinegar. Apply the paste thickly and cover with plastic and hold inplace for 5-10 mins. Do this once or twice a day. You will see results in 1 day - but keep doing it til ringworm resolves - maybe 1-2 wks. I had a small rash under my arm which lingered for weeks even after trying OTC antifungals, until I tried the salt/vinegar remedy.

Sarah-Lynn

Okay, i have read a lot of entries and you may all be right, but most of the remedies reqire a lot of work, and considerig i am only 16, i was ashamed of what i had and i hadn't told my parents or anyone. So i obviously looked online, researched and tried to find remedies, and what i found was an EASY quick, simple remedy with something I could find in my house. And i know a lot of people dont think this will work because it doesnt require much work, but thats the beauty of it.
So, what i used, is CLEAR NAIL POLISH!!! LOL I would apply the nail polish in the morning once i got out of the shower, and i would then put on tape, one that would stick to the skin and stay on! So i covered the area in the polish, put the tape over it, and do it every morning after my shower. It was easy, quick, didnt need to set aside much time in my day and it is REALLLLY WORKING!! It has only been a week and it is pretty much ALL gone.
And i know everyone is like A WEEK!? and everyone elses remedies are quicker i am sure,BUT dont go mixing chemicals and burning yourself and DONT let them control your life.
TIP: YOU DONT WANT TO SCRATCH, otherwise, you will scratch the blisters, re-open them and leave yourself suseptable to more and more ringworms. So LAYER THE TAPE to the point where if you scratch it, you will get some relief, but you are NOT scratching and reopening the blisters!
Works everyone! And i CANT wait untill it is FULLLLLLY gone, right now, all i have is a slight discolouration! yayayay!!

Anonymous

Be sure what you have is actually ringworm. I had one small/mediumish blotch that kind of hung out for two weeks, then boom it spread all over my upper chest and shoulders and abdomen and even started down my thighs. Looked just light ringworm but the remedies here didn't help and I got worried so went to dermatologist and she said it was a Herald Rash. The first blotch 'heralds' the appearance of the rest of the blotches. It does actually go away on its own after two or three weeks. But gosh it was horrible! I could have saved myself the $400 visit (no insurance) but the relief I guess was worth it to know it wasn't something serious.

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