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Cure Ringworm

Last Modified on Mar 20, 2014

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Green Walnut Hull

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)

[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."

Green Walnuts

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YEA (1)

[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)"

Hand Sanitizer or Garlic With Tea Tree Oil

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)

[YEA]  05/01/2007: Annie from Waikoloa, Hawaii: "I have a persian cat that gave us all ringworm and I used this hand sanitizer melaluca made, It zapped ringworm in a few days. It had green or black walnut in it, I can't remember. But if you can't find that, I mash up some garlic and mix it with tea tree oil and apply it like a paste and put a large bandaid over it. Burns like the dickens but works well."

09/05/2013: Philswain from London Ontario replies: "Tea Tea Oil is extremely poisonous to dogs and cat. PLEASE DON'T TRY THIS IS UNTIL YOU SEE THIS!"

Homeopathic Remedies

10/21/2009: Joy from Chicago, Il: "If the ACV and walnut is not working you could try homeopathy. It would be too complex to suggest different remedies but if you went into a homeopathic pharmacy, they could help. There is a remedy made from ringworm (diluted) and it may go under the latin name Tinea."

10/21/2009: Tee from Chicago, Il replies: "Hi Joy I wanted to know where are a few homeopathic pharmacies? I noticed you were from Chicago I also live in Chicago. You can email me or post on the site if possible. I am a real person Thanks in advance"

Hydrogen Peroxide

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
NAY (2)

[YEA]  06/17/2013: Anonymous from Mississauga, On: "I got a ringworm spot, I believe from a used clothing store. Initially I thought it's psoriasis I suffer from, but it was developing tiny liquid pustules and a dark pink redish ring, well defined round shape and was increasing in size daily.

What I used to treat it was a combination of natural remedies iodine 5%, some VCO, 3 garlic heads taken internally for 3 days, but what I think worked the best was hydrogen peroxide 3%; I freak out a bit after couple of days, painted Iodine and Virgin Coconut Oil was not helping much so I taped over it a face cotton pad with H2o2 overnight which was incredible itchy and painful at the same time but you could see the spot was drying completely."

[NAY]  05/10/2007: April from Turlock, California: "hydrogen peroxide on ringworm: this does not work. it just made my ringworms red and created little scabs."

01/11/2012: Lersey Guy from New Jersey, Nj replies: "Use this cream for ring worm works fpr me by glenmark called Ciclopirox Olamine Cream USP, 0.77%

Fews weeks it was gone continued to use till finished cream..... Hot or warm weather may bring it back, jeans that are tight is not good because you sweat more. cotton clothing is best and keep dry down there.

Jersey Guy."

[NAY]  09/15/2006: Sarah from Vanceburg, KY: "I tried the remedy with putting the peroxide on my son's face overnight. It left a red place on his face where it had sat all night and didn't do anything to the ringworm but make it redder. This did not work. At least not on my child."

[YEA]  09/12/2006: Yolanda from Tampa, FL: "At first sight of ringworm, I used store bought hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball, placed it on the ringworm, taped down with a band aid. By morning it was completely gone."


Approval Ratings
YEA (1)

[YEA]  03/16/2010: Danny from Okeechobee, Florida: "I use a piece of ice to kill ring worms. I know this works if you catch it early and its a small area. It just amounts to freezing it like the doctor did when i was a kid.You gotta be able to stand the pain but after a while it will be numb so bear with it till numb and then some. This is a one shot treatment that works for me."

EC: Warning! You can damage tissue or cause frostbite by icing too long.

Read tips about icing here:


Approval Ratings
YEA (5)

[YEA]  09/29/2013: Toourlady89 from Hayward, Ca: "I have used Lugol's Iodine for ringworm. My nephew had it in his thigh. I had him apply Iodine to the area twice a day and it cleared in about a week. I googled how to use it, I used 4% Iodine."

09/30/2013: Andrea C from Wales replies: "Gentian Violet kills Ringworm, it's actually a fungal growth, not a worm although it looks worm like in appearance. Dab it on affected areas with cotton wool, and do it 3 times a day until it clears. If its on the scalp, shave the hair from affected area then dab it on, be careful as it stains as well. This was used for Ringworm for many years with great success. Love Andrea C xxxxxxx"

[YEA]  02/12/2013: Lindsey from Montoursville, Pa: "I had a spreading ringworm rash that lasted for 6 months--between Oct. 2011 and April 2012. During that time, I tried lotions from the doctor, Diflucan, Absorbine Jr., garlic, apple cider vinegar, and a very low-sugar diet. Nothing worked!

I was really frustrated, but then I found this website and decided to try iodine. I started applying iodine once a day to the ringworm patches, and within 2 weeks, all of my spots were gone. A few came back, but the iodine quickly knocked them out again. I haven't had any troubles with ringworm for the past 8+ months!

Thanks everyone for suggesting cures for ringworm. I knew I needed to come back and add my story once I was sure the ringworm was gone for good!"

[YEA]  07/23/2013: Davidcoolbreeze from Nashville, Tennessee, U.s.a. replies: "I had a fungus on my face in two places for years. The fungus appeared to be ringworm. Had a doctor look at it but wasn't a dermatitis doc. I found a prescription creme that made it go away but never killed it. It makes it go away for weeks then comes back "Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Creme USP", which has steroids in it, so I didn't want to take it if I didn't have to. Around May 2013 I was in Natural Grocery Store and bought a product that since I started applying it, has made my fungus completely go away for months now. It is a product made by NoMiss LTD, which the main ingredient is "IODINE". It is a miracle cure! I want to thank EarthClinic for all of the info I have used for years with natural cures!"

[YEA]  12/29/2011: Gina from Martins Creek, Nsw, Australia: "from childhood I have always used iodine tincture for ringworm. I have never known it fail."

[YEA]  05/12/2007: Cori from New Brunswick, Canada: "My mom's friend is a son has one spot of ringworm on his arm. She suggested iodine..I applied it twice today so I'll see how it looks tomorrow. I didn't know about the Tea Tree oil though and I have a bottle of it. If the iodine doesn't help I'll try that."

Laundry Detergent

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)

[YEA]  02/08/2012: Amanda from Kingman, Az: "I know alot of you r "healthy" idk how you'll feel about this but "Tide" brand laundry soap is what works! Bath in it, in warmish water for like 15 min. My mom treated me this way I treated my daughter and it's gone! My son has spot on his thigh so I put ACV and iodine on him to @ least slow the growth till I can get some Tide. Good luck, it works!

It has to be Tide brand. The infection did not transfer from my daughter to my son, it has been like 1 yrs since my daughters infection."

Light Bulb Cure for Ringworm

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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  07/15/2008: Mel from New York, New York: "Ok, this is my second visit to your site, first one was when i was desperately searching for a cure.

I tried almost everything.
1. clotrimazole.
2. tolnaftate cream and spray.
3. Apple cider Vinegar.
4. Witch Hazel.
5. Rubbing Alcohol.
6. Bleech.
7. Hydrogen Peroxide.
8. Tooth paste.
9. Salicylic acid.
10. Vicks.
11. Mouth wash.
12. Hand-sanitizer(alcohol)
13. Anti-bacterial liquid soap.
14. Icy hot

I tried all the above mentioned items, plus a combination of some of them together as a foot soaking agent.

The moment when i completely lost it, came when I saw a second ringworm right next to the original one. ARRRRRR

I poured a little less then half a cup of bleech, half cup of rubbing alcohol, half a cup of witch hazel, half cup of ACV, and then as soon as i poured half a cup of hydrogen peroxide I heard a whooshing sound and saw bubbles and some somke :-) grin, I thought to myself this would kill the fungus once for all. I then poured cold water, just enough so that I could soak my foot fully into the small plastic bucket. I then rubbed the two ringworms with my fingers under the solution, and kept my foot under water for atleast 10 minutes. The skin peeled off from the ringworms, and the itching stopped. I went to class, and then after few hours, Itching came back. I came home, and I was furious, at the drug agencies and the FDA for creating creams that only stop the growth of the ringworm instead of killing it. (thats how you make money).

I then took a small night lamp in my room, with .10 WATT bulb, and turned it on. Once the bulb got hot, I started cooking :-) It hurt really bad when I started to roll the bulb on the ringworms, but the feeling of killing that nasty bugger overcame my own pain. I really burned the suckers good, the skin turned red, and the bulb was covered in some sort of mildue. Ringworms started flaking, and I kept going, until I knew that the ringworms were dead and were now burning in hell. The itching had stopped. It has been 3 or more hours since this experiment, and the itching had not returned.

The skin of course was red due to minor skin burns, and may even leave a mark, but I will accept it open heartedly because it is just on my foot, and it will be just another battle scar to my body collection.

Arrrrrrggghhh 142nd Pirates for life.

(Do not tell me that it cannot be killed; if it is living, then I will find a way)"

08/07/2009: Elexar from Chicago, Il replies: "Ringworm is not caused by a worm or bug, its caused by a fungus. A contagious fungus. To keep it from recurring, you have to wash everything the spot came in contact with. For example, if you have ringworm of the scalp, you'll have to wash you bed linens (or at least the pillowcase) as you're treating it you don't reinfect yourself. I don't know how effective this is, but i spray things that cannot be washed (like the sofa) with lysol spray or the like."
06/11/2012: Lg from Springfield, VA replies: "Good gravy!!! Ringworm is a FUNGUS, not a WORM!!"



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