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
- Paper or Wood Ash
- 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 Remedies
- 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
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 02/07/2012: Stephanie from Richmond, Va: "I had a spot of ringworm on my inner thigh in the groin area that I treated with CVS brand lamisil for a month. It went away and came back. I kept applying the cream twice a day for two months or more, and it never went away. Then I saw another spot on my left leg. When I switched to another cream, it got angry and more red and larger. Then I got desperate, imagining this nasty stuff spreading like wildfire.
I have been using absorbine Jr. four times a day for almost 2 weeks now. There was a lot of flaking and scaling within the first week, and the burning was fierce on the raw areas. But now on day 12, things are looking 70% better. I hope with another week of treatment it should be gone. In researching ringworm, I am making sure to cover it lightly with bandages so it can breathe but not spread. Also, I am only wearing pants one day and washing all of my bottoms separately from tops etc with Borax and clorox for colors, along with my regular detergent so this stuff doesn't infect me elsewhere. Yuck."Replies
03/02/2012: Aker from Miami, Florida replies: "I promised I would do this if this site helped and it did. I was desperate because I had ringworm on my inner thigh that soon encroached on to my testicles, so I used a few methods from this site. Try and see what works for you, but this is what worked for me. 1) Shower (if in a less aggressive area forearm for instantce maybe you just wash your arm off in the tub or sink. 2) ACV(apple cider vinegar) - apply with cotton ball and rub in a circular motion until it bleeds. Do this for the first 1-3 days
3) Absortine Jr - apply with cotton ball (don't rub just dab and hold until the pain sensation is totally gone or until you reach your threshold)
4) Tea Tree Oil - apply with q-tip (don't rub just dab the area until you see the shine/wet look)
5) Gold Bond Triple Action Relief(extra strength) - apply after air or blow dry
-Shower or wash area if possible before every treatment. (if I couldn't shower I would use a baby wipe with a dash of ACV on it) four times a day. -Repeat all steps for first 1-3 days when your ready to discontinue ACV dose do so, but continue all other steps. Other Key Points
-You will feel discomfort
-This won't be fun
-The sooner you attack the easier it will be to kill this fungal rash
-Your skin will be discolored (dark/grey/black)
-Your skin will peel
-When healed be sure to moisturize the skin because if not it will be itchy. -KEEP EVERYTHING CLEAN & be honest with the people you live with to be careful you don't want to pass this on. I hope this helps someone else. Peace, Love, & Knowledge,
12/23/2011: Asolaria from Capt Cook, Hawaii: "Absobine jr seems to a prevelant effective remedy as l see on your site for ringworm, l called my pharmacy and they have absorbine for arthritis, does it need to be specifically for ringworm?"Replies
01/01/2012: Len from Florence, Sc replies: "The Absorbine is the arthritis rub. However, when you read the side of the box it does say it is for athletes foot/ringworm."
07/30/2012: Mataravj from Fremont, Ca replies: "Absorbine is a menthol pain reliever and it helps ring worm. So people please dont look for Absorbine Jr for Ringworm. It is the pain reliever that works."
04/19/2013: Rose from Montreal, Quebec, Canada replies: "Mataravj, I believe you may be wrong about not using Absorbine Jr. It says directly on the label it is meant to treat fungal infections such as jock itch or athletes foot. So I would definitely get Absorbine Jr over the arthritis treatment..."
[YEA] 04/26/2009: Warren from San Diego, CA: "I have had reoccuring problems with ringworm for about 28 years, when I contracted it overseas in the military. For anyone who has ever had problems with ringworm, you know how irrating the itching and how fast the fungus can spread on your skin where areas stay warm and moist.
After using various antifungal creams off and on for many years, the ringworm would come back, and in the summer time, it would come back with a vengance.
Thank God I happened to find this website that suggested using Absorbine Jr. to address the spreading skin infection.
For the last week, I had a strong outbreak of ringworm in my groin area, and I guess I scratched it, and it got infected and started creating a hard mass under teh skin that was very painful and for obvious reasons, concerned me greatly. After reading several of your wonderful comments of using Absorbine Jr. to stop the ringworm spread, I went to my local CVS store and bought a bottle of the regular liquid with the sponge applicator on top.
I was amazed after applying the liquid on the affected areas, that the itch immediately went away, and within a couple of hours, I could actually see the angry red areas start to return back to the normal skin color.
The Absorbine Jr. did burn a bit on several areas that were pretty raw, but after fanning the area with a newspaper, the burning went away, as did the constant itching that I have had to endure for all these years.
The infected painful mass that was brewing under the skin also was smaller and the skin starting to return to normal color the next morning when I woke up, so with regular applications of this wonderful Absorbine Jr., I think I finally have located a product that will help me be more comfortable in the future. I am grateful for all the wonderful people who shared their experiences because as I type this sitting in my recliner at home, for the first time in about 28 years, I am not itching."
[YEA] 05/22/2009: Johana from Denton, Texas replies: "I had some kind of fungal infection, which might have been jock itch. I read women can get it too. The itching was just awful, night and day, and my skin was getting gray and hard. I tried everything to get rid of it, from hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, and Pau D'Arco to athlete's foot creams from the store. Tea trea oil seemed to work great at first, because it made my skin peel off, but in the end it just drove the infection deeper and the itching began to get worse. Sleep deprivation and not having time to shower also made it noticeably worse. Then I started showering every day and spraying on Apple Cider Vinegar and getting enough sleep, and it started to get a little better. Then I saw, here on Earth Clinic, about Absorbine. I had to order it, because my CVS didn't have it. Absorbine Jr. is an absolute miracle!! Complete relief from the itching--I cannot explain how good it feels to have no itching for the first time in a long, long time. And now my skin is healing, and I can go longer without applying it. Thankyou to the people who posted and to Earth Clinic for helping me to find a cure!"
06/01/2009: Annoyed from Tampa, FL replies: "so i had a scaly sore on my back for atleast 2 weeks, not itchy just scaly, went to doc's said i had ringworm...now it spread. i have a few maybe 9 small (dot to dime size) red patches between my back and torso (still not very itchy). so far i dont think the perscribed fungal cream helps, so im trying ACV and vapor rub. ill respond in a few days to tell of my progress (lets hope theres some!)"
06/02/2009: Pam from Huntsville, Alabama replies: "I have found that black walnut tincture clears up ringworm. My son had a bad case around Christmas time. Nothing was working so I tried the tincture. Put it on with a cotton ball twice a day and in less than two weeks,no more ringworm. I also used it on a spot on my leg that I got from working in the garden,gone in about a week. It does stain,but can also be taken internally or used externally in case of systemic infection. I got my tincture at the local health food store for about $10. A little goes a long way so it was really economical. This is a safe remedy,even on children. Also, I cut out sugar and most starches,ate garlic,tumeric,cayenne and had a cup of hot water with lemon juice every morning. Hope this helps.Pam"
[NAY] 08/26/2009: Rick2560 from Cape Girardeau, Missouri replies: "My "rash" started out on my left foot in 2003 after spending time in a dorm setting. Later, I got the same looking rash underneath my watch band. I have been to numerous doctors for this "rash". One told me it was because of my watch band & sweating so I quit wearing the watch for a long time, but it didn't clear up any. I have tried Tinactin & numerous other athlete's foot products because I was told the "rash" on my foot was athlete's foot. It was weird because the rash has been just on the left side of my body, until recently, when it has migrated to my groin area. I was told it was eczema & given several different types of medications & tried many home remedy type treatments, without success. Other doctors have told me it is psoriasis...and have treated it as such. All the while, the "rash" has gotten significantly worse, driving me into seclusion & getting me thrown out of physical therapy today because the therapist insisted it was RINGWORM! Well, I had seen this site a few days ago & sent my wife to get some Absorbine Junior ...this stuff burns like wild fire & so far, I haven't seen much, if any, difference since starting it (AJ) 3 days ago & having used all but about a 1/2 oz of a 4 oz bottle in those 3 days! Today, the doctor finally said, "yes, I believe it IS ringworm" & he gave me yet another medication (oral) called Ketoconazole 200mg tabs. He said they were pretty wicked & should take care of the ringworm once & for all. I have to go tomorrow to get a blood test to check my liver function so he can monitor my liver function during treatment.
I was so excited to hear about everyone using the AJ but so disappointed that it hasn't worked for me!"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/30/2010: Marnie from Battle Lake, Minnesota replies: "last summer it took me 3 months to get rid of my ringworm....tried everything - i had 7 spots on my arm. This year i have gotten a large spot on the palm of my hand. I am diabetic and always are concern about infections.... Bleach, vinegar, anti fungal meds nothing was changing it this year, it just keep growing. bleach did do the trick last year but that took 3 months of constant care and bleaching. I saw the absorbine jr post ordered it immediately....i have been using only it non stop for about 5 days, every days it looks better....this is the best cure of ringworm - thank you for doing this post. I am a dairy farmer so we are going to try this on a 4-H calves if they get ringworm in the next month so they do not have it when fair times comes.........thank you so much for posting this...."
07/05/2010: Maddison from Bradford, Endland replies: "I am still battling ringworm, but to cure the itching I took the coldest shower I could bare and stayed in the shower for 3-4 minutes. The itching stopped immediately and has not returned."
[YEA] 08/28/2011: Ron from Sacramento, California replies: "Absorbine Jr. Worked for me when all other remedies failed. I was dealing with ringworm on my thigh for over a month. Tinactin, and all other OTC anti fungal cures proved totally ineffective.
My girlfriend got me started on lavendar oil, but that did not seem to work either. This website showed absorbine Jr. as a possible cure so I drove over to CVS and picked some up.
It took about 4 days to completely irradicate the ringworm. I am so thankful for this suggestion. Earthclinic rocks."
[YEA] 03/23/2009: Marvin from Kingstree, SC: "I just came down with some ringworm spots around my armpits about a week ago after not having it for about 10 years. I tried alcohol, peroxide, tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar and none of them did anything. It actually spread when I used some lamisil antifungal cream. It started to itch like crazy yesterday and I had to do something quick so I bought some Absorbine Jr from CVS for $9.84. I bought it this morning and put a qucik dab of it on each ringworm spot and it burned like h#$* for the first couple of seconds but then the itching soon stopped. It's been about 5 hours since then and I can see the difference already! It hasn't itched since I put it on and it is already clearing up! This thing is really working. Anyone with ringworm must use this!!"Replies
03/25/2009: Janet from Richton, Ms. USA replies: "Jock itch cream will get rid of ringworm. Just apply cream on ringworm 2 or 3 times a day and about 2 or 3 days ringworm is gone."
04/26/2009: Cured1 from Zion, IL replies: "I know this sound crazy but bleach kills the bug instantly. Take a Q-tip and swab it down with bleach, it burns just a bit letting you know the bug is being killed. Cort-aid helps the itching, as it will still itch for a bit."
01/12/2010: Tri from Columbia, Sc replies: "Cured1 from Zion, IL you are exactly right. Dab a cotton ball in some bleach and apply it to your ringworm twice a day and in about 2 days you will see your ringworm start to go away. The only thing is you have to continue applying it to the same area for about 2 wks because ringworm WILL come back if you stop the treatment too soon."
[YEA] 07/19/2011: Thanksful from Mesa, Az. Usa replies: "This thing worked in two days. I applied some on a Wed night and continued periodically applying until Thurs night. Friday morning, after my shower, the dark brown spots on my face pealed off, leaving a light pink skin underneath. I didn't apply on Fri. or Sat. because I didnt want it to get dark again and I had to go to a wedding. But by Sunday morning the pink area was gone and I had no flakes or itching. I can't say for sure if it was ringworm of psoriasis or something else but Absorbine cured it in less than 2 days. I love this site. I hope this helps others who find themselves desparate for a cure. God bless"
[YEA] 03/05/2009: John from Piru, CA: "Absorbine Jr for Ringworm: Tried ACV, Tea Tree Oil and H202 as often as possible. Up to 5 times a day on each spot. Took away the itch, but didn't seem to be getting rid of them at an efficient pace. I made the thirty minute trip to get Absorbine Jr. and I'M GLAD I DID! I put it on at least twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. I do it more often when time allows. A few of the spots have completely vanished. The rest are fading. Earth Clinic came through yet again."Replies
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 04/21/2010: Lynn from Clay Springs, Arizona replies: "I have been dealing with a skin condition since last October, it went crazy 10 days after I had some amalgm filling removed. At first it was not ring shaped just large crusty lesions that were itchy, raised patches of red skin. It quickly spread from one leg to the other then both my arms. It finally came up round and ringed in a few places then I knew it was ringworm. I finally read on Earth Clinic about the Absorbine treatment, yea finally it is starting to dry up. I have used it for several days, three times a day. My skin seems to be cracking open some and I am concerned. I put natural lotions on and it does itch some for a while them calms down. Does anyone have an idea what I can use to moisturize my skin that won't start up the ringworm again. Does anyone have scarring for the lesions? I am worried about this. I tried Aloe Vera gel and that was a huge mistake, I was in great pain for about 18hrs, untill I went to the store for Absorbine Jr."
[YEA] 12/19/2008: Ben from Denver, CO: "I had a spot of ringworm on the back of my hand, and tried treating it first with black walnut extract, which seemed to make it redder and incubate it more than anything. I then read about tea tree oil and tried that, applying it 3-4 times a day for a week and a half. This seemed to dry out the whole area, killing everything and seeming to take care of the ringworm. If I kept applying it, it seemed like the skin underneath would never heal so I lessened my applications down to 1 or none each day, and as the skin came back to life, it appeared as though the ringworm was rejuvenating as well, and not only that, but was now getting larger. I reverted to black walnut extract, which I'd forgotten hadn't really worked the first time, and had the same effect (seemingly spreading/incubating the fungus). I was getting a little frustrated after 2 weeks and no effects, so I tried ACV and wrapping the ringworm in garlic under a bandage for a night--in the morning it was as red as ever. Read about Absorbine Jr. on this website and got some from the pharmacy 1st thing in the morning. 4 applications a day for two days, it's now day three, and I don't want to be too optimistic but the spot is barely visible any longer and the ringworm appears to be dying out completely. There was noticeable improvement just within the first 12 hours after the first application, and each day I see progressive improvement, and no major skin death/drying out as with the tea tree oil.
Absorbine Jr. appears to be the cure my ringworm was asking for, and at $9 a bottle, well worth it. Thanks, Earth Clinic, for pointing me toward this.
(If for any reason this fails and the ringworm comes back within the next few days, I'll report back)"
[YEA] 07/15/2008: Samantha from Boston, MA: "After 3 long years of pain, embarrassment and discomfort, I am happy to report that something finally worked for the ringworm that I had on my hand/wrist area. I have tried countless remedies (H2O2, turmeric, tea tree, clove, neem, lavender, oregano and other essential oils, etc.) I also tried over the counter, as well as doctor prescribed medications all with little to no improvement. I was told that my lack of success may be due to the fact that the treatments that I attempted were for things other than fungi, which is essentially what ringworm is, a fungus. I used Absorbine Jr. Original Formula (which seems to be different than other versions of the product), which is regularly used to treat athlete's foot itch, insect bites, etc. I had immediate relief and within a few hours, I could not believe my eyes as to the healing/improvement that took place. This is truly amazing: I can hardly see where the ringworm was before. Thank you very much Earth Clinic, I love you!"
[YEA] 08/10/2007: Elaine from Lubbock, TX: "I have used Absorbine Jr.for years to kill ringworms. Usually only one application does the trick. I think the longest time frame that it has ever taken to get rid of a ringworm has been about 24 hours. This remedy was passed to me by my mother who used it for years on the cat and me. When the cat would get a ringworm, if he saw the bottle of Absorbine Jr. coming, oh my stars and garters, the kitty cat rodeo was on. But to no avail my mother would win, the cat would get treated, and the ringworm would die."Replies
07/10/2008: Christine from Chaparral , New Mexico replies: "My cat had ring worm soon me and my kids had it. Gentian Violet cured all within a week and there was no burning. apply daily. It is messy. No odor and will stain. BUT as a rancher I use it on my animals as well as my kids. and THERE IS NO PAIN. follow up with coritizone or anti itch and that should take care of it. Tip a q tip in and rub on it and then get a new one to rub the violet around it."
03/13/2009: Nikkii from Veteran, QLD, Australia replies: "Hi, I think that vinegar works - white vinegar so the sugars are low. you dont want the sugars to feed the fungus.. also consider what is on the inside that is trying to come out.. the fungus.. this area of your body and so forth. use the vinegar as many times as day as you are able. dont think that just becuase the skin softens that its dead .. use it till its completely gone and afterwards. I also suggest to sun the ringworm. meaning go out in the sun and let the sunshine help to heal and dry and air it. something like that.."
[YEA] 09/15/2011: Laura from Quitman, Ar, Usa replies: "We have been dealing with a case of ringworm recently. I searched here on Earth Clinic to find remedies, which is what I do for all ailments we experience, human AND pet. The posts about the success had when using Absorbine, Jr prompted me to purchase a bottle, hoping it would bring relief. When I looked at the inactive ingredients, I realized why this product works so wonderfully for ringworm. Calendula, Echinacea, and Wormwood are three of the ingredients! Calendula is good for the skin and has healing properties, Echinacea is a natural antibiotic (externally and internally) and supports the immune system, and Wormwood is an anti-fungal (it's a very good vermifuge, or worm-expeller, for animals). I just thought I would share where I believe the secret of the success of this product. It sure has helped us!"
11/15/2011: Cj from New Haven, Mi replies: "How long do you have to use the Absorbine Jr?"
[YEA] 02/27/2009: Brooke from West Ipswich, Queensland/ Australia: "Dab Mercurochrome onto Ring worm with cotton tip, do this daily for two weeks, careful of staining fabrics. If this fails, use laundry 'Blue Bags', wet bag or block and rub on affected area forming a little paste, leave to dry, will wash off when bathing next, reapply."
EC: Mercurochrome is no longer sold in the USA as of 1998. Great article: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2518/what-happened-to-mercurochrome
[YEA] 04/27/2007: Dallas from Dallas, TX: "For ringworm or any other fungal infection of the skin, I've always used the milk from a figleaf. You usually only have to do it once or twice. This is good for humans or pets."
09/13/2012: Muttmom from Emery, Sd, Usecounchm: "A bug bites started to get a ring of pustules around it so we started treating it as ringworm with TTO, ACV, and astringents. Absorbine turned the circle black and it sloughed off but continued to grow on the outer edge. At 1 1/2 inches we put on sliced garlic for 20 min. Which burned it. When the scab came off there was good skin unerneath. Still grew so we tried aloe and then slapped on and covered it with plastic. The next day all lumps were gone and there was a purplish flat 2" scar. Thought I had it licked. Then another circle started above the scar. (beloe knee). We went to a Derm. BIG MISTAKE!! She diagnosed impetigo over ringworm. Ignored all my symptoms and refused to do a scraping. Kept questioning her diagnosis. She said Bagbalm just sooths, doesn't cure anything. For 2 months we used the RXs mupirocin, (still refused scraping for fungus) Nystatin, Ciclopirox, and Lotramin Ultra. It got large red lumpy, oozy and crusty. Next DR insisted on biopsy. This showed no fungus or bacteria- suggested nummular (discoid) eczema. We put vaseline around the biopsy holes and all the crud sloughed off so we put it on the whole messed and the next day it was a flat purple scar like when we used Bagbalm 4 months ago. Drs were totally against home remedies and said info on the internet is dangerous. They never said to use emollients , just a steroid rx. So I treated it myself with vaseline. So if anti fungals do not work for you try an emollient because Ringworm looks like discoid eczema. Good luck. Hope I can save people from my 8 mo. Ordeal and $800 bills. Dr steered me in the opposite direction from what my gut felt. His last comment was Bagbalm is not a magic cure and walked out ( Dr have such an ego)"
02/23/2009: Misdiagnosed myself from Nashville, TN: "I diagnosed myself with ringworm after I showed my scaly patches to friends and family and two of them said definitely ringworm. So as with anything, I skipped the doctor and started looking at Earth Clinic! (how much money have I saved over the years by coming here first?) Unfortunately I wasted a few days on your readers' suggested ringworm treatments... My diagnosis was incorrect, I actually have Pityriasis rosea, which is a virus and just has to run its course, apparently. If you think you may have misdiagnosed your ringworm, put "Pityriasis rosea" into google images. As soon as I saw the pictures I knew it was me. This rash feasts on areas that have never had much sun: breasts and butt for women, butt for men."
EC: "Pityriasis rosea is a common skin condition in children and young adults. It usually begins as one large spot on your chest, abdomen or back and then spreads. The rash of pityriasis rosea often sweeps out from the middle of your body, and its shape resembles drooping pine-tree branches." Source: The Mayo Clinic
Pics of Pityriasis rosea: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Pityriasis+rosea&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2
[YEA] 07/25/2009: Kokila from Roslyn Heights, NY: "Hi, This is for all ringworm sufferers! Fungus help:
I had a very bad case of fungal skin infections (ringworm most likely) on my legs and hand. I had also a bad case of lymphedema, which I got rid of (see my other entry here), but then the stupid fungus attacked with a vengence! So I got rid of one enemy to only attract number 2! So no more swelling and pain, BUT now ITCH and sores! It was going on for a few months with almost no relief. I tried every cream/remedy known to man without success!
Despairing I told a friend, who told me: try "MMS" aka Magic Mineral Substance created by a man named Jim Humble...It cures all sorts of pathogen related viral infectious diseases. Serious ones like Malaria, Lyme diease, you name it! Skeptical I tried it! It WORKED! All the fungus is GONE! Took a few weeks...but eradicated it, even from my hand, where I had had a weird fungus for a year.
So here's my protocol:
MMS in the AM, along with topically some health food store natural fungal cream, just to protect the skin from lingering nasties.
That's it folks!
I tried: ACV, lavender/tea tree oil mix with sea salt first to dry the skin (paid $40 bucks for the download of that info...didn't work), oregano (wild) oil, garlic, multiple creams, etc. NOTHING really got rid of the torture of this fungus, except MMS. Not trying to advertise it, just spreading the word to help fellow fungus sufferers. Interestingly enough Jim Humble's simple remedy is cheap too.
Good luck...hope this helps others."
EC: More about MMS here: http://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/MMS.html
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/12/2012: Mel from Escondido, Ca, USA: "For ringworm I contracted at the gym or nail salon on my lower leg. Never having had it before, I had no idea what it was, at first I thought it was a spider or mosquito bite. But it didn't go away, then it became round and red, I saw pictures of ringworm online and it looked the same so I bought antifungal cream, used it for two weeks with no improvement, I went to the Dr and he gave me different antifungal cream, it also did no good after a week, and the circle got larger. I found this website by chance while I was researching the subject and I'm really glad I did. I've used several remedies suggested on this website and I want to add my experiences incase it could help someone else with this fungus. Absorbine jr. , apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil all worked by not letting it spread and for relief of itch.
Before I knew what it was, I was putting antibiotic ointment on it and covering it with a band aid and I think the moist environment strengthened the hold the fungus had on my skin. Anyway, I've been super diligent about disinfecting everything as well as loosely covering it at night with a 4''x4'' square of white cotton fabric and paper tape so it won't rub against the bed or sheets but is still able to breathe and stays dry. Plus I don't want to spread it to my husband or cat. I've been doing that for three weeks now, the first two with just the absorbine jr, then I started the tea tree oil, but it smells unpleasant so I went to apple cider vinegar, has been working great, I actually think it's almost cured. The vinegar made a layer of skin rub off after a couple days and it was pink and raw so I cut a piece of aloe vera off my plant, sliced it longwise and put it right on the raw part, then taped a piece of gauze dipped in vinegar over top the aloe and left it on all night, next morning it felt better and looked like the fungus is dying off and the healing is happening finally. I can't believe how difficult it's been to get rid of this, I hope any info I gave will help others. As others have suggested I'll keep treating the area for at least two weeks after it seems gone, I never want to deal with this horrible fungus again."
[YEA] 02/11/2012: Kala from Springfield , Il United States: "There are tons of remedies I for one currently have it... I have been studying the body for 5 years. This is horrible. Most common places to get ringworm a NEW animal... Cats, Rabbits, Puppies, Horses. Other places such as a public restroom with still water, dirty swimming pool, let's not forget a locker room. Ringworm is a tenia most common tinea is tinea pedis (athletes feet) if you have a new animal take them to your trusted vet just because you don't see it does not mean they do not have it. I bleached the entire house, got the medicine Ketoconazole it is in a tablet and a cream in the anti-parasite family (ringworm is a skin parasite), Hydroxyz for itching! The Itch Stopped There!! Get if in your case it's from an animal a LiME dip treatment bottle! DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON PRESCRIPTION PET MEDS!!!! Dip the pet use the cream and pills in just 2 days the infection starts to disappear! The meds are good ESP. If you are one allergic to a lot of medication this only side effect is drowsiness. And the line dip wear gloves, don't wear rings!!! I know this may be long but trust me more details the better.. Ifffff you are using at home remedies do NOT USE THE SAME FINGER TWICE ON DIFFERENT RINGS THAT HELPS THE INFECTION TO SPREAD!!!! USE DIFFERENT FINGERS THEN WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY!!!! I hope this helps!!!! Oh and lastly WASH BED CLOTHES IN HOOOOOT WATER!!!!"