Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- ACV and Bs (Aspirin) Powder
- Anti-Fungal Diet
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Bleach, Iodine, Sea Salt, Paper Ashes
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Copper Penny
- Apple Cider Vinegar, L-Lysine
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree Oil
- Bar Soap
- Black Tar Shampoo, Tea Tree Oil, Sulfur
- Bleach and Goldenseal Tea
- Calamine Lotion
- Clear Nail Polish
- Coconut Oil
- Crochet Hook X
- Epsom Salts
- False Ringworm
- Fig Leaf
- Fig Tree Sap
- Fresh Pecan Hulls
- General Feedback
- Goldenseal Extract
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Green Walnut Hull
- Green Walnuts
- Hand Sanitizer or Garlic With Tea Tree Oil
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Laundry Detergent
- Light Bulb Cure for Ringworm
- Liquid Bandage, Garlic
- Liquid Bandaid With Tea Tree Oil
- Menthol and Wormwood Oil
- Milk From a Fig Leaf
- Misdiagnosing Ringworm
- Multiple Remedies
- Nail Polish
- Neem Oil, Calendula Cream
- Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo
- Nu Skin Liquid Bandage
- Only Prescription Ointment Worked
- Oregano Oil
- Over the Counter
- Paper Ash Residue
- Pennies in Apple Cider Vinegar
- Pennies Soaked in ACV, Then Covered in Tea Tree Oil
- Pregnant Mare Urine
- Remedies Needed
- Remedies That Didn't Work
- Reptile Light
- Ringworm and Pets
- Ringworm Vs Eczema
- Ringworm Vs Pityriasis Rosea
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Scratch It and Add H2O2
- Sea Salt
- Shampoo Brush, Coconut Oil
- Tanning Salon
- Tea Tree Oil
- Tea Tree Oil, Skin Zinc
- Tinea Capitis
- Turmeric, Bicarb Soda, Coconut Oil Paste
- Vaginal Yeast Cream, Lysol
- White Vinegar
- White Vinegar and a Penny
[YEA] 10/21/2012: Squigworm from Bethesda, Md: "Each is there own but I will share what finally worked for me. I had a bad case of ringworm. All over my legs and arms and wherever else. Before I realized what it was it had spread quite a bit and nothing was working..."
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||19 YEAS|
|Menthol and Wormwood Oil||17 YEAS|
[YEA] 07/31/2007: Jack Parker from Gaffney, SC: "My grandmother taught me this and it works for Ringworm. Take a leaf from a fig tree (Edible Fruit Variety) and the milky white sap from the leaf rubbed on the ringworm will get rid of it in a few days."
Fig Tree Sap
[YEA] 10/25/2008: Alejandra from Templeton, CA: "I used the sap of a fig tree to heal my ring worm on my ankle. I had tried tea tree oil and it didn't work for me but the sap cleared it up by the next day! I used a knife to peel a piece off of the trunk and rub it all over the ringworm. It worked for me!"Replies
12/27/2008: Mary from Chatsworth, Georgia replies: "You can't put that on if the skin is scaly and blistered already. If you cannot find a green leaf at this time of year winter how can you extract the sap from the fig limb? I took the antibiotics and the cream I did what the doctor told me. I am boiling the twigs and getting ready to put the liquid on the very infected area."
[WARNING!] 03/03/2010: Vcanfield from San Antonio, Tx, Usa replies: "Warning on fig tree sap. The sap is caustic and will burn the skin. We have a fig tree and I have to use gloves when I harvest figs or my hands will get terrible chemical-like burns. Fig sap is a natural cure for burning warts off, so putting it on skin which is already inflamed is cruel and abusive. Please do not use this method on your animals. There are other, kinder methods to turn to."
Fresh Pecan Hulls
[YEA] 02/07/2010: Sabrina from Houston, Tx: "In November of 2009, my 6 year old daughter had a fingertip sized ringworm just next to her eye. Due to the delicate area the best choice for a remedy was the black walnut hull. But we had no walnut trees nearby, only pecans. I reasoned that since the pecan was a genus of the walnut family, it stood a great chance of success. I went outside and grabbed a pecan off the tree.
The outer green part surrounding the pecan in its shell is what is used. Wearing gloves (the tannin in the hull stains a lovely shade of brown), I cut a 1/4 inch piece. With my daughter laying down, unaware of the impending horror, I commenced. I squeezed the hull until the liquid appeared. I rubbed the liquid directly onto the ringworm and used tissue to mop any excess. After about 30 seconds my daughter began to cry out. The process burned terribly. I explained that the burning sensation most likely meant that we were killing the fungus, so at least the pain would be productive. I spent 20 minutes blowing on the area and my poor daughter went to sleep quite upset. However...
The next morning, the ringworm area had begun to scab. It was not pretty to look at. That night my daughter was afraid to let me touch her. I had to wait until she was asleep to apply the pecan hull. She awoke during the end of the process (quite angry and annoyed at my tactic). The next day the scab was huge and crusty. I had not read anywhere about the appearance after the application and I hoped that it would slough off quickly. The 4th night (taking a forced break on the 3rd night) I reasoned with my daughter that we would apply more pecan hull liquid and it would only sting if there was still live fungus under the scab, otherwise it should be painless. She weighed it out and realized that she wanted the thing totally gone, so we proceeded. This time, no sting and it lightly stained the skin surrounding the scab. That was it.
The scab lasted about 4 weeks. It was ugly and thick and showed no sign of leaving. We would cover it with a bandage coated with cornstarch to keep the adhesive from pulling on the sensitive skin near the eye. Finally the scab began to decrease. After about a month the scab totally came off, but a red scar remained. Now after 6 weeks, the scar has faded to a barely visible mark and I feel confident that the cure worked."
[YEA] 09/30/2008: Julie from Larose, Louisiana: "i work in a medical clinic and contracted a ringworm from one of my young patients. the nurse told me to buy some otc antifungal cream and it would be gone in about 3 weeks. i have been interested in alternative meds for sometime, so i grabbed one of my books and read that garlic is antifungal. i bought a head of garlic, sliced a clove of it quite thin, applied it to the ringworm,covered it with a bandaid, and waited. now the chemicals in garlic will burn the skin for a minute or so, but after applying the garlic 3 nights in a row, the ringworm disappeared. i recommend this remedy to everyone. garlic works for lots of things."Replies
[YEA] 10/08/2012: Stella from Brisbane, Qld Australia replies: "Yes Garlic definitely works to get rid of ringworm. I slice a clove into slivers and rub the juice into the fungal spot. Though its easier to get liquid garlic capsules pierce them to rub the oil directly on the spot. Gone in less than a week. Garlic is so good for so many things its a staple to have in the house."
[YEA] 06/25/2008: Okarel from Houston, Texas: "Garlic works for ringworm. It smells bad, but it works. You should buy a cheese grater and then grate the garlic. Once the garlic is grated, get a cotton boll or a clean napkin and apply in the area. It's going to burn but it helps do this at least 3 times a day: once in the morning and one time during the day and last but not least, during the night. But make sure you clean your face first with warm water then dry with a clean towel.. =] good luck=]"
[YEA] 03/03/2007: Brenda from San Antonio, TX: "Take a fresh clove of garlic. Cut it, rub the juicy piece on the ringworm 3 x day. It'll be gone in a couple of days. It does sting a bit, but not for long. Tried it on me and my neighbor kids with great success."
[YEA] 09/19/2006: Eddie from Ft Lauderdale, FL: "I applied pure garlic oil directly on the ringworm patch. I also took Garlic oil capsuls internally to cleanse the bloodstream. This worked for me."
01/09/2012: Dolores from Roseburg, Oregon: "Ringworm is a fungus from hell. I first noticed what I thought was a bruise on my left hip area. Hmm, Few days later, I saw the horror and knew before going to doctor but wanted absolute confirmation and some antifungal. He put me on clotrimazone1%. Said should be gone in about 2-3 weeks. After three weeks, nothing other than seeing more red spots showing up. I kept using the clotrimazone but tried, ACV, Teatree oil, neem, oregano essential oils, mixed. No change after a week.
On 4th week and nothing has died out that I can tell. Tried Absorbine Jr and then today TKO, an orange oil cleaner. I'm desperate and afraid to have to go on prescription meds. I just bought some Terbinefine Hydrochloride 1% as someone suggested on a site. If this doesn't work, I will try the DMSO and Tannic acid if I can find it. There are some 3-day guaranteed products I've seen but expensive and I don't have that much faith because you have to use just as they say and with other products or they won't guarantee. I've read a lot about fungus, never had Candida in my life and now I'm battling this horror and am so health conscious.
It was likely the one time I had to use a public toilet with no protection. Was an emergency and I can't sit down to do... You know but can stand for the other. I have to be fanatic about changing clothes and don't want friends over unless I know clorox has been used on my toilet and I have to cover furniture with a special cloth to protect any contamination as this stuff is highly contagious. I could say where it came from on Public toilet but I won't. I'm so angry and wonder now if I will ever find a cure and if I can control the infection around my buttocks without it spreading onto more areas. OH BOY!!!!"
12/30/2011: Gina from Martins Creek, Nsw Australia: "I have been told that cinnamon oil is antifungal but have not tried it. I also read that both taking swedish bitters internally and applying it externally may work."
[YEA] 10/21/2012: Squigworm from Bethesda, Md: "Each is there own but I will share what finally worked for me. I had a bad case of ringworm. All over my legs and arms and wherever else. Before I realized what it was it had spread quite a bit and nothing was working to get rid of it. I tried this cream, that cream... I even tried bleach, nail polish and I swear I almost considered burning it off one day. Long story short I ended up juicing some ginger and mixing in a little vinegar. I would apply this directly to the ringworm and let it dry up. Then I applied the shea butter mixture I made. (Shea butter, sea salt, tea tree oil) The ginger and vinegar really started nuetralizing the fungus and the shea butter mixture kept it clean and hydrated. Plus when it itched really bad I could rub the very course shea butter mixture on it and it would help a lot. The only helpful product I found was the naturasil ringworm stuff. I think if I hadn't let it go for so long this product may have worked completely but it didn't fully treat what I was dealing with. Just thought I would pass this along in case someone else is as desperate as I was for something that will help."
[YEA] 01/10/2009: Karen from Osage City, Kansas: "I got ringworm in the corner of my mouth. A bad place to get it. I have been using ginger on it. The ground ginger and the ginger root bought at Wal-Mart. Scrape the root with a knife apply to the ringworm. Then put on the powder. They say ginger has 23 anti fungus fighters."
[YEA] 03/05/2009: Michael from Sodus, MI: "I successfully treated my seven year olds case of ringworm on her face with Golden seal extract."
EC: Thanks for your feedback. Was this an external application or did she drink the drops in water?
Grapefruit Seed Extract
[YEA] 03/27/2008: Miller from Austin, Tx: "I, too, have recently used Grapefruit Seed Extract (one drop per ounce of water), applying it several times a day for a couple of days, and it immediately dried up and mostly disappeared. I'm in the process now of applying once a day for a more extended period of time."
Green Walnut Hull
[YEA] 11/10/2007: Joyce from Joelton, Tn.: "..I learned to skirt around a lot of guff from surrounding co-workers by telling patients things like, "hey that looks like a ringworm to me. The old folks used to slice a piece off a green walnut hull and rub it on it 3 or 4 times a day", after they exposed a lesion on their leg and told me it had been there a year or two and nothing the dermatologists had prescribed had helped at all."
[YEA] 01/29/2007: Darly from Jacksonville, NC: "I remember as a child that my mother cured ringworm with a green walnut. Cut or scrape the outer shell away and rub the walnut over the area. It does turn brown, but it works every time. (now, where to get the green walnut? might be the only problem)"