Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Betadine and Cruex
- Coconut Oil
- Essential Oils
- Gentian Violet
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Head and Shoulders Shampoo
- Kyrie's Remedies
- Milk From a Fig Leaf
- Motor Oil
- Neem Oil
- Oregano Oil, Colloidal Silver
- Raw Potato and Salt
- Remedies Needed
- Tea Tree Oil
- Washing Soda
- Yeast Infection Cream
[YEA] 01/26/2012: Jackie from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico: "In Puerto Rico we use the motor oil as a remedy for when dogs or cats start to lose there hair in certain areas and it works. The only caution you need to have is secure them with a head sling so they don't lick..."
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04/25/2009: Penni from Paris, Tennessee: "Want to cure any fungus on your skin or bacterial infection within a few hours? Try burnt motor oil. Take it straight off your dipstick and rub on the infected area. put a bandage on it, and within hours the problem will be gone. My kitten Chevy had no hair on his tail from ringworm and this was confirmed by my vet (only it took him 2 weeks to grow it in a petri dish). I used burnt motor oil on his tail, then I wrapped his tail with tape, removed it the next day and washed it off. I took him to the vet 2 days later, the vet said his ring worm had been mysteriously cured. I never told him my secret. Burnt motor oil needs to be removed when the motor is cool. Do not glob it on. only use a small amount to cover the area. If you dont want to get it on your furniture, cover the area with medical tape. This does not burn in any way, i use it on my own athletes foot. You will be amazed."
[YEA] 07/11/2006: Shari from Helena, Montana: "I used motor oil on horses for ring worm, and fresh garlic in horses feed for worm control and also to help fight infection through the winter months."Replies
[WARNING!] 08/05/2008: Cory from Plymouth, UK replies: "Surly you cannot use motor oil on a animal. That is wrong -- think of the damage it does to the skin and what damage it could do if soaked into the blood supply. you wouldnt use oil on your child why on a animal? that's sick and animal cruelty..."
EC: For the record, we do not like motor oil as a remedy treatment on animals either... If you peruse the search engines, you will see that motor oil is also used to treat mange, believe it or not!
11/13/2008: Liz from Milford, CT replies: "For animals like cats or dogs that lick themselves clean, motor oil would be a bad choice, but for animals like horses or sheep, it's no more dangerous than putting vaseline on your own skin or even chapstick on your lips. The oil itself moisturizes the skin while the additives that would prevent corrosion in your engine prevent the spread of the fungus."
[YEA] 09/20/2011: Mylu from California, Missouri replies: "Mortor oil does work for mange. Used it 2 months ago dog is clear and healthy."
[NAY] 10/18/2011: Michele from New Port Richey, Florida replies: "Motor oil is a bad idea. Especially used or burnt motor oil. Anything you use on skin, whether yours or your animals goes into the bloodstream."
[YEA] 01/26/2012: Jackie from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico replies: "In Puerto Rico we use the motor oil as a remedy for when dogs or cats start to lose there hair in certain areas and it works. The only caution you need to have is secure them with a head sling so they don't lick themselves.... Just saying."
[YEA] 05/22/2007: Pat from Sterling, VA: "I have fostered many cats with ringworm and the thing that knocks it out in days is neem oil. A bath twice a week for at least a month in a neem oil pet shampoo. Make sure you wash between toes which is how the spores are spread -- scratching the face and head. Then apply neem oil lightly directly to lesion twice a day for 3-4 days. It usually starts to heal the affected areas in 3 days."Replies
[YEA] 05/05/2010: Mom Of Dom And Dice from Royersford, Pennsylvania replies: "NEEM OIL
Absolutely YEA! Dice came from rescue with sarcoptic mange, it eventually infected Domino as well. Months of pesticide treatment to no avail. Went to Wholefoods, they reccomended Neem Oil. After 2 weeks of treatment, the boys started growing their hair back! The itching and red areas subsided, and we got to have our puppies back! And they got to have their good lives back! I will occasionally use this oil treatment for hot spots, and we use Neem Soap for bathing in Spring and Summer, it helps keep mosquitoes off of them too! Although the smell is something that takes getting used to, it wears away... It appears that Dice may have ringworm (small patch) on his belly, so he is getting NEEM bath today and a treatment tonight of the pure oil from Wholefoods... I 100% support this treatment for a braod spectrum of skin issues in dogs! :) Also, no harm in them licking it, it is natural!!!"
02/19/2012: Katelyn from Dallas, Tx replies: "Natural does not equal safe. Arsenic and lead are both natural, but no one would suggest they are safe. Neem oil has a number of contradictory studies- many of them showing it is dangerous in its pure form. Using highly diluted neem oil on your pet as a bug repellant is very different from applying pure neem oil directly to their body. I wouldn't recommend it. There is not enough proof of safety."
Oregano Oil, Colloidal Silver
[YEA] 02/27/2010: Aaron S from Somewhere, Mn: "my cat had ringworm on here ears and on the nose right below the eyes, she already had some of those baths that make her smell bad for 2 months and turn yellow from the vet but it came back a month later.Im sure it would of worked with a few more baths but the cat smelled awful and it costed 50 bucks a bath, well I tried organic extra virgin coconut oil on my cat and it actually made it worse, I think because its too oily and moist that it made the stuff grow more,I also tried cider vinegar (on one ear) but that stung too bad so I didn't do that again.
I got rid of it with aloe and a few drops of oil of oregano and a few drops of colloidal silver and that got rid of it fast. I took about 1 half ounce of 100 percent aloe gel the kind you can drink then I put about 3 drops of oil of oregano in it (the kind that is diluted with olive oil already)- the bottle says its 25%oil of oregano and 75%olive oil) then 4 drops of colloidal silver put it on her twice a day for the first few days then once a day until it was gone. keep it out of the eyes aloe hurts eyes(I got it in my eyes once) I also think this will help with fleas around the ears but my cat hasn't had any."
Raw Potato and Salt
[YEA] 05/11/2007: Lica from San Antonio, TX: "I had a cat with a ringworm twice in my life and twice I tried home remedy for that and it worked like miracle. All you need is raw potato and regular salt. Peel potato, make a hole inside and fill it with salt. Place potato on the plate and let it sit and release juice. Then apply this juice as often as you can to the place where you or your cat has ringworm and it's going to disappear in a few days. In my case it took me 2 days to get rid of that ringworm in my cats."
01/06/2012: Avril from Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan: "I have a 6 month old kitten. She had diarrhea and was admitted in the clinic for a week. When I brought her back she was in a very bad shape and had black spots all over the body. When I took her back to tell them what they have done to her they said that it was fungul infection which she already had and I should get rid of her. I knew they were lying and it was all their fault, so I brought her back home and started treating her myself.
I bathed her and started to apply olive oil all over her body. The fungus in her changed color and turned dark brown and then finished. She has lost hair from all over her body and is partially bald. But now again her body has started to become scaly and flaky. She is all the time licking as if it is itching. Can someone please help me and tell me what should I do to bring her hair back and finish her ringworm fungus forever? I have heard of native remedies ringx. and can someone tell me if this medicine works."Replies
01/08/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Avril, read up on this site on Apple Cider Vinegar and try it."
12/02/2011: Jovan from Brooksville, Fl: "I have a 9 month old lab mix I think she has ring worm my mother and I spent some time researching and I read to apply distilled white vinegar topically. I did this morning now it looks irritated ??? Now I read apple cider vinegar ??? Not sure what to do. Maybe nothing, maybe that means it is working. Can anyone help with some advice."Replies
12/02/2011: Tink's Family from Southeast, Mo replies: "Our cat just had ringworm from a trip to the vet! I used ACV three times a day diluted 50/50. Our cat only had one small spot! I read to clip any hair around the area as close to the skin as possible and then to apply the mixture! My cats looked irritated for the first few days, but I continued like it said and after about 10 days it was gone! Then I bathed her one time in a small amount of Selsun Blue shampoo! She hasn't had anymore spots!
I also read to do a thorough cleaning of your home if your pet is inside! Bleach anything the animal came on contact with! We bleached anything plastic and then tossed out her bed and toys and bought new! I was told the fungus spore that causes it can live on fabrics for 4 months after! I shampooed our furniture and washed all the bedding in the house and bleached the towel and bath tub used! No one contracted any of the ringworm and she didn't develop anymore spots! I've also read that the vet medications don't help! Hope this helps you!"
11/20/2011: Shammer from Toms River, New Jersey, Usa: "Somebody please help!!!!!! I recently adopted a kitten which was found in a dumpster. She looked healthy with no skin irritation, fleas, etc.. All of a sudden every animal in my house has contracted ringworm. They are on oral and topical treatments and seem to be doing well. But, my veterinarian is telling me that I should purchase a cheap vacuum and bleach down my entire houses well as get my ducts cleaned out. I have mostly wood floors and ceramic tile with large area rugs. I don't think my wood floors or the rugs would take well to being bleached. She recommends a mixture of 1 part bleach to 20 parts water. Does any one have a better solution that I can use on fabric to kill the spores especially on couches and rugs? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated."Replies
11/22/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Shammer, an Ozone air purifyer will kill ALL pathogens. You can hire a 24 hr ozone blast or purchase a unit and run it at appropriate levels for germ removal."
Tea Tree Oil
[WARNING!] 08/08/2006: S from Wichita, KS: "RE: Tea tree oil... Tea tree oil is toxic to cats! Cats have died just from being bathed with it."
[YEA] 07/16/2006: KJ from Canada: "My family is HUGE on holistic healing and my sister in law told me to use this. There is also a company that sells a remedy shampoo made from tea tree oil that is for pets. Tea Tree Oil soap for humans will prevent the human using it from getting ringworm."
[YEA] 10/06/2007: chris from killeen, texas: "my pitbull had ringworm, i tried apple cider vinegar, and motor oil, neither one worked. i went and got some tough actin tinactin and that knocked infection out in about a week flat. try it out, it did wonders."
[YEA] 08/09/2007: Peter from Barnstaple, Devon, England: "i read in an old veterinary dictionary to use washing soda in warm water (10% solution) on a dog with ringworm (clip hair off first). Rinse off thoroughly after 3 or 4 minutes. It works! next day rashes are dry, and heal rapidly."
EC: Washing Soda (aka Sal Soda or Sodium Carbonate) is found it in the detergent section of grocery stores. It removes oil, grease, and alcohol stains.
09/11/2011: Denise from Charleston, South Carolina Usa replies: "Try tamanu oil. My daughter had a horrible case of ringworm and it was completely gone in 3 days! Tamanu oil has many uses. I swear by it."
Yeast Infection Cream
[YEA] 01/16/2012: Suzy from Cranbrook, Bc: "A vet friend of mine diagnosed my dog with ringworm and told me to just go to the pharmacy and buy a tube of yeast infection cream and apply it on the ring worm daily - The cream got rid of the ringworm very quickly."