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Posted by Anita (Glenview, Il) on 02/03/2010

[YEA]  The apple cider treatment worked very well to cure ringworm on my face and neck. It takes a while, possibly 2 weeks, and it does burn, but it really works. I followed with a mild facial scrub to get rid of circle marks and dead skin. Thanks for the help.

Posted by Howard (New York, New York) on 10/22/2009

[YEA]  Apple cider viniger certainly works its amazing. my son had ring worm as small as a dime it was confirmed by the doctor who gave us a treatment for it. so we used what they gave us and thought nothing of it i never had ring worm or seen it before. i noticed that after a while it was spreading. so i went back to the doctor who then gave him a topical cream and medicine to take for 6 weeks. he then assured us it will be gone. But after 6 weeks only affected the site in a extremely small way. so i brought him back and they gave us a stronger medicine that they said would not only kill ring worm but kill any eggs laying around. but this too did not do much so i took things into my own hands and decided to find the solution before it took over his whole head and thats when i found your website praise God. i learned about ACV and went immediatlly and purchased it along side vick vapor rub. i read how it took 3 to 5 days some for some people but i took a cotton ball and put ACV on it and rubbed the infected sight and immediatly the sight bump got white and big. i let it dry for 7 min and repeated again and the infected sight started to bleed. i let it dry and repeated 5 times my son was really a trooper i can see that he was in pain but he hung in there. after the 5 time i let it dry and removed any blood from the site i was amazed and awwwwed. His head was back to normal i still cant believe it but there it was i stared at his head for 1 hour not believing what just happened. i spent hundreds at the doctor for garbage and the Organic ACV only cost me $2.50. I will certainly keep treating his head for 5 more days to make sure it will not come back and i am giving him 1 table spoon of organic ACV to drink to kill whatever is in his blood.

Posted by Camille
Brooklyn, Ny
12/30/2009
Howard from NY, NY- did the ringworm come back?

My 4 1/2 year old and my 6 yr old have it. I am thinking of trying the ACV on my 6 yr old- it's in her head; and the Black Walnut tincture on my 4 1/2 yr old-it's on his face, in two places. We got Lotrisone for my son, but I am leery about it after reading the side-effects (it contains a steroid).

Posted by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, USA
01/01/2010
107 Posts
This is Merryanne in FL,,I have been using the Apple Cider Vinegar on the ringworm itch,,and it can burn/sting real bad on open wounds, and I do not think children can take it,,,a better and also very effective treatment to start with open wounds is Neem oil,,I wish I had remembered this 3 weeks ago for my self, ACV is not painful if it is not an open wound area, I have put neem oil on my self and have had in on for 2 days (it is a very strong spelling oil)while I am off work,,I put it only head, in my ears, behind my ears, everywhere I itched,,will report results in two days..Merryanne in FL
Posted by Tf
New Haven, Ct
12/01/2011
I have had ringworm for a few weeks now on both arms. I have been using a topical perscription antifungal and have used it in the past with success. It was not working quickly this time, so I turned to ACV.

I only applied it to my left arm, which was far more severe than my right, though my left started weeks prior to my right. Strange enough my right has almost fully healed and my left, after having applied ACV topically 4 or 5 times in the last 5 days and drank orally the same amount (2 tablespoons), it looks like the ringworm on my left arm is spreading.

Could it be a mistake to vigorously spread the ACV (with a cotton ball) so much that it actually bleeds? Could that be spreading the pores and doing more harm than good?

Posted by Timh
Louisville, Usa
12/02/2011
1048 Posts
TF, my 2 cents. It appears your fungal issue could be fueled by something else or a continual fungus exposure. Antibiotics are notoriously spotlighted for causing fungal infections, but another common pharmaceutical also causes fungus ---the H2 antagonist like Tagamet, Zantac, Pepsid etc. Zantac caused my only ringworm infection. If memory serves me correctly, I used povidone iodine applied with q-tip successfully. Also your immune system may need some extra vit-C, Zinc/vit-A, and some Echinacea/Goldenseal.
Posted by Samantha
Houston, Tx, Usa
12/11/2011
I just used apple cider vinegar on ring worm on my arm. I wet a cloth and tied it to my arm for about 40 minutes. When I removed it, there were lots of tiny white raised bumps all over the area that was infected by ringworm. Has anyone else experienced this? I dont think I have an allergy to the apple cider vinegar, because the white bumps are specifically only where the ring worm is. Please let me know if this is normal... I'm a little nervous right now.
Posted by Titusclan
Ne Pa
09/09/2013
You said in your post, "they said would not only kill ring worm but kill any eggs laying around." This strikes me as funny because any good doctor should know that ringwom is not caused by a worm at all. It's caused by yeast, which is a fungus.... not a worm.

Posted by Krystal (Washington, Nc, Usa) on 09/17/2009

My 8 yr. old daughter has a ringworm directly beside her eye. I have tried many otc products and I am considering using ACV. Does anyone know if this will leave a scar, considering it is on her face and I'm very concerned with it being so close to her eye! Please HELP!!!!!!

Posted by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn Usa
09/18/2009
YES, we use acv to remove moles , etc and it works , but leaves a white spot. Have used the juice from a green walnut shell to cure ringworms. You can find tincture of walnut at a nutrition store if green walnuts are not available to you.
Posted by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
09/18/2009
218 Posts
For Krystal from Washington, NC

Hello Krystal, I don't know how you plan to use ACV on that ringworm, but be aware that fumes getting into the eye will cause severe burning or stinging. I don't think there will be any scaring.

Your topography there is pretty much the same as here, so you should have plenty of opportunity to gather black walnuts there now. What you want for this ringworm though, is not the walnut, but the green hull covering the walnut. When you get those green walnuts, the way I used it on my son's scalp years ago, cut shallow slice (about dime size) off one area of the hull. This should be sufficient, but can be cut larger if ringworm is larger. Give it a few seconds to start oozing that brown staining liquid and just rub it gently over the ringworm area, being sure to cover all of it. You only need to repeat this 4 times a day. I kept the cut walnut hull in a plastic bag in the refrigerator between uses. When you think it is depleted of the liquid, slice another area off the same hull. When new cuts don't ooze, start on a new walnut hull. You will probably notice a difference after the first day of using this.

Posted by Rich (Traverse City, Mi) on 04/30/2009

I have been battling an outbreak of ringworm for 22 years now. In 1987 when I was 17 and living in the hot desert of California, my parents bought a cocker spaniel that ended up having ringworm but no one knew what it was and held that dog like it was any other day. We thought it was an allergic reaction. A few weeks later, before my parents took the dog to the Vet, I was off to Michigan for college, never knowing what the diagnosis was for the dog and never hearing from my parents what became of those lesions.

Shortly after my move to Michigan I noticed small red, scaly, itchy spots that became worse (raised and itchy) in hot humid weather, along the parameters of my armpits and on my buttocks and stomach that gradually spread in mostly just these areas. It eventually spread to my chest, forearms, wrists and behind the knees as well as my groin area..... in the course of 1-2 years.

It was diagnosed, through a skin sample, to be ringworm. I have mainly used over the counter anti-fungal medications to battle this outbreak such as Tolnaftate cream and a few other creams and sprays.......and "coal tar" dandruff shampoo. After about 2 weeks the ringworm seems to disappear completely. Then.... a few weeks to a few months later the ringworm comes back. Sometimes even worse than before and in different areas (in the same places) and I spend more money to buy more creams and sprays ect. to battle it again. How long it remains gone, I noticed, depends on the temperature and humidity factor. If it is winter time, it sometime stays away for a few months. If it is summer time it can reapper within weeks of thinking it is cured. This ringworm is more like a rash than sores. I see pictures of ringworm on the internet and they, for the most part, all look like one big scabby sore or ping pong ball size lesion that looks like an open wound like psoriasis. I have never experienced this sort of lesion with my ringworm. My ringworm looks more like the discolorated pinkish skin spots that are from 1/4 inch to no bigger than 1/2 inch in size like pityriasis rosea. When I first seen pictures of pityriasis rosea recently I thought it looked more like what I have, but I know I have ringworm because I have been to doctors on a few occasions over the many years and from town to town and they all diagnose it the same (from skin samples).

I just came to this website tonight and read up on the natural remedies and found great interest in all the positive experiences....especially with apple cider vinegar. So I fetched a bottle from the cupboard at 10:30pm and poured on a clean wash cloth until it was soaked and wiped down my entire body. The smell was and still is rank, and my cats are no where to be found. I waited 1 hour and recorded my observances.

1. I still smell bad but it has subsided from nose tinging to just an acidic urine smell.

2. There was no burning sensation when I first applied it but I can now feel a slight burning along my forearms especially and there is slight redness of the skin.

3. There is a considerable difference in appearance or a lightening of the spots especially along my left forearm (where I first applied it). It looks very faint and the rest of the body looks lighter but not as noticable as my forearms.

Some other things I should point out about ringworm that I have noticed over the last 22 years is that when it appears to be gone it may still linger. I can usually tell how much it has gone by holding an area that is affected at an angle to the light so I am looking at it like I am looking through a scope of a gun and it will show it's shape still. Even if it appears gone by looking directly down on it. Also, the ringlets, when looking at an angle, in the light have a grain or fingerprint wavy line look to them different from normal skin texture. This is how I try to determine if I have medicated the ringworm to oblivion but it is not full proof as it keeps reoccuring.

As far as I know, I have never infected anyone else including my wife of 7 years now. We did have some worries with our new born after she was born with spots appearing on her forehead once and another area of her face once but with topical applicatio of anti-fungal cream a few times it disappeared for good.

I wondered for a long time why my daughter could have caught it so easily and my wife didn't and I am wondering if it is because my daughter and I are of the same blood type and this ringworm can survive better with this blood type which is type O negative. I would suspect this has nothing to do with it whatsoever but curiously intrigued with the thought.

I will post in a few weeks (or sooner maybe) to report on my outcome with the ACV.

I am going to keep with the ACV for a few days and even try the vinegar tablets to see if this will finally cure this awful, evil and itchy deformity.

Posted by Betty
San Jose, Ca
02/02/2010
I have bumps on my head and they really itch. I also have a ring on my stomach. what can I put on my head?
Posted by Charlotte Clare
Gold Coast, Qld Australia
12/07/2011
I'm an 0- blood type as I'm also married to someone with A and he has yet to catch my ring worm after several months of having it. The main one was even on my left leg and he sleeps on my left side and has yet to get it. We eat the same diet except he eats far more sugar than me and I'm putting peroxide, iodine and tea tree oil. I def. think diet is of utter most importance to make your blood as alkaline as possible. More greens absolutely no sugar. Caffeine and sugar free is the only way if you really wanna get rid of it you gotta clean yourself out and keep your blood alkaline- that's no meats, lots of veggies, raw salad, Vegie juice and apple cider vinegar everyday for the rest of your life! Add lemon and a drop of honey until you get used to it.
Posted by Mrs. Hill
Fayetteville, Ar
04/25/2013
My husband has had very large ringworm patches on his body for many years. He also has had very bad athlete's foot for decades. We have been married for over 20 years and I have never caught either from him and we have never restricted intercourse because of it. I did once catch ringworm on my face from a child I knew with it (before my husband had ringworm), but it resolved quickly with treatment. I think if you keep yourself healthy and your ph in a good range (check this site for lots of information on that) you will be less likely to catch it. BTW, we have tried a number of things for my husband's fungal issues, but he isn't really consistent with treatment or interested in anything that is much trouble.
Posted by Mina
Milwaukee, Wi
04/25/2013
My husband is also blood type - A and he has not caught this ringworm that I have all over my chest and neck. Would it be okay for us to have intercourse? Sorry. But I would like to know.

I have yet to try ACV. But will definitely give it a try because this infection is driving me insane! I've been awake all night because my infection itches and burns so much!

Posted by Holly (Tarpon Springs, FL) on 04/18/2009

I have been dealing with ringworm for aprox 3-4 weeks now. I went to my physician and fluconozole was prescribed and nystatin ointment for the topical skin. Hopefully, the antibiotic killed the infection, but the skin issue is still present and seems to be getting worse on my stomach, breasts and forearm. I am taking some chinese herbs, 9 pills a day, to see if this cures me from the inside first. A family member said to me to try vinegar since it helped cure his fungal infection of the toe. Why not give the ACV a shot, i'll let you all know if it works in a couple of days.....gosh I hope so!

Posted by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
04/18/2009
218 Posts
The exudate from the green hull of the black walnut won't be readily available until this fall but I think I read where some fellow wrote in to EC that he cured his ringworm with Absorbine Jr. liniment. See if you can find it in there.
Posted by Robin
Macomb, Michigan
04/19/2009
My son had ringworm on his back, torso, and little on his chest i took him also to the doctor and they prescribed medication which was not working so i had him wash his body with anti-bacterial soap and rubbed alot of vicks vapor rub every morning and night and within 2 days it was gone! Hope this helps!

Posted by Merv (Denver, Colorado) on 03/14/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I have used ACV for many years, it will not "cure" the ringworm on my scalp, but it will keep it from showing activity. It is still there, I have tried violet Gentian, tea tree oil and everything else I have heard of. Now I will get a prescription and get rid of it.

Posted by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
03/15/2009
Hello Merv,

If that prescription you are going to get doesn't work on that ringworm, when those green walnuts show up on the black walnut trees around you this summer/fall, just pick a few of them off the tree, slice enough off for the hull to ooze that stuff that dyes you brown and rub the sliced area on that ringworm area at least 4 times a day. It will start drying it up by the 2nd day of using them. Keep on using them a few days past all signs of that ringworm being gone to make sure you got it all.

We kept the sliced ones in a plastic bag in the refrigerator in between applicaations. The unsliced ones we just kept refrigerated until needed after the first one was used up.

Posted by Cindy
Moss Point, MS
03/16/2009
I know this sounds crazy but, my daughter had a ringworm on her hip. My husband's friend told him to use Vick's Vapor Rub and it will go away in a few days. I put the Vick's on my daughter that night. The next morning it wasn't as red. I put it on her that morning and again that night. The next day it was almost gone. We continued for about five days and the ring worm was completely gone. Good luck!

Posted by Vera (Porto Alegre, RS-Brazil) on 11/23/2008

Hi, I am having a bad outbreak of fungus, that I am begining to think is ringworm which came with a very bad shaped young dog I rescued from the street. The dog has been elsewhere for more than two months, and my poor cat (and I!), and the the whole home are still contaminated... What about the Apple Cider, should we use it topically, or drink it, or both; and how? Many thanks. We are going to homeopathy and some herbs as well right now; but anything that helps which may make our lives easier. Vera

Posted by Pedro
Campinas, Brazil
11/24/2008
[YEA]   Hi Vera,

I don't have any experience and getting rid of ringworms in pets, but I have gotten rid of it on me! I'm assuming ringworm and athletes foot are the same thing (I'm talking about "frieira", in portuguese).

What I did was soak a cottom ball with ACV and place it on the area (with a bandaid if you have to) a couple of times a day for 30 minutes. I did this while on the computer or watching TV. Once done, clean it with H202. Even better if you can leave H2O2 in the area for a while too.

Do this for a few days and the infected skin will peel of. You can stop doing it once everything is good again, but keep an eye on it as it may take a few cycles to get rid of it.

I did it once, and it never came back.

I also take ACV orally, and I think that is key. Skin problems need to be addressed from the inside as well as the outside.

Posted by Yeshuason
Wasilla, Alaska
09/18/2011
The value of ACV is not so much a direct bath (acid bath) but drinking it. When it is digested it breaks down into a highly alkaline ash that shifts your body Ph to the alkaline side. Fungus is a blood borne issue, if you have ringworm; you have fungus in your blood. This means that even if you clear up a patch of ringworm, you have spores for ringworm throughout your body. This is why ringworm tends to come back.

So, by taking two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar (NOT white vinegar flavored stuff, get the natural kind) stirred into a tall glass of water twice or more a day you shift your body to alkaline. Fungus will stop growing if your Ph goes higher than 6.5. This will not only stop the spread of the fungus, but it will allow your immune system to get the upper hand.

I would take the Apple Cider Vinegar internally, and tea tree or walnut hull juice externally. I would also add coconut oil to the diet to attack the fungus from the inside.

Also cut back on sugar and Do NOT drink soda pop while dealing with this. Soda pop balances your body Ph quite acid, and adds a lot of sugar to feed the fungus at the same time.

Soda pop to fungus is like gasoline to a fire.

Summary: ACV to balance Ph, tea tree or walnut hull juice for localized treatment, coconut oil for internal treatment and Oregano Oil P73 brand (Mediterranean breed) for internal and external treatment.

Posted by Gigi
Boston, Ma
10/08/2011
2 Posts
Hi my boyfriend is from Belo Horizonte and I recently found out I have ringworm when I told him he told me to drink coconut water because it takes it out of your blood. Have you tried this? Also I'm using apple cider vinegar and vicks vaporub. It seems to be working so far. Figured I'd share what's working for the both of us because he also caught it from us sharing our bed. Good luck!

Posted by John Goldwine (Burbank, California) on 11/15/2008

[YEA]  I had really bad ringworm on my fore arms and upper arms. I tried coconut oil, It seemed to help but didn't cure it. I then tried the crap from the pharmacy, it didn't do much either, even after a couple weeks. I decided to try ACV since it cures just about everything else. Amazing, it was gone in a couple of days. One word of caution though, I did get a little carried away on my upper arm and it left a pretty bad scar. No more ringworm, and I'm happy about that. ACV is incredible!

Posted by T3
Chicago, IL
02/15/2009
[NAY]   It's been a long time since I've been back to this site. I have been doing this cider, it is not working. I am freaking out.
Posted by Ale
Ponce, PR
04/30/2009
I have a cat and I have ringworm before and I have this thing on my chest and back and shoulders almost like ringworm and I also go to the doctor and at first she thinks was ringworm too and give me a cream but it does not give away, so to make the story short it was pityriasis rosea, is a condition on the skin that is in appearance like ringworm but doctors do not know exactly whaat is and they think is a virus because it give away alone but may last months and then disappears and not came back again, my last like three months. It does not have treatment.
Posted by Maggie
Dayton, Ohio, USA
11/26/2009
This sounds like it could be Tinea Versicolor, which is in the same family as ringworm/jockitch. I have had it since I was 18, for 7 years now. My doctor prescribed selsun blue, but it only temporarily helps. Mine is on my upper chest, & back. Anyone else have this, & maybe have some remedies??

Posted by Mike (Bettendorf, Iowa) on 10/20/2008

[NAY]  I tried the ACV for the ring worm ailment I have been battling for years now. Not only did it NOT work and hurt, but it also irritated it and caused it to become worse and spread.

Posted by Jay
Baltimore, MD
03/24/2009
This in response to the failure of ACV to clear your chronic skin condition - one suggestion - you may not have ringworm - the response that you got from ACV is more consistent with psoriasis. If you have not already done so please get a firm diagnosis from a board certified dermatologist.
Posted by Harold
Wa, US
07/16/2014
I know this is a very old post but, I've found that there is an immense difference between the raw, organic, ACV such as Braggs and the pasteurized ACV. The pasteurized version does not have the same healing properties as the raw. I don't know which one you used but by the description, I'd guess it was pasteurized.

Posted by KE (NY, NY) on 03/11/2008

[NAY]  After reading posts on this topic I tried using ACV on my cat. She's persian and it spread from 1 ear to the other then her neck in 2 places. Anyway... After trying Conofite for about a week and a half.. it just was spreading and she was looking worse. I thought, while I wait for the vet's "special order" liquid meds, I thought why not try the ACV. I put it on 2 cotton balls and put it on her ears and then her neck. WHY DID I DO THAT?? she HOWLED something fierce, snorted, etc.. I was almost afraid she would attack. (she didn't, she's a good kitty) I'm sure it was the smell along with the burning I guess. the next day, she wouldn't come near me! she cowered in the corner and ran away. She did let me put the old cream on her though. She had two dark "drips" from either side of her mouth. I think as a result of her trying to lick the ACV off of her. I DO NOT Recommend the ACV, but everyone's cat is different. I'll try the vrigin coconut oil, let's hope she likes that smell. Otherwise... PLEASE HELP... is there anything not painfull or smelly that I can do for my cat. The vet says the meds may take up to 2 months or more to clear up the ringworm! HELP!!!!

Posted by Magaly
Wayne, New Jersey
05/13/2008
[NAY]   Econazole nitrate cream medication cured my ring worm in a few days better than acv. My dermatologist perscribed it.
Posted by Carole
Arroyo Grande, California, Usa
10/15/2010
I volunteer for Animal Services and foster cats and kittens. What we use for ringworm is sulfurated lime rinses. It's not popular with the cats, and it smells like sulfur (rotten eggs), and has to be done fairly often for a substantial amount of time but it apparently works. I haven't used it, but other volunteer fosters have used it. One brand name is Derma Pet. Hope this helps.

Posted by Caroline (Alexandria, VA) on 12/11/2007

[YEA]  I had stated earlier that RX OF KETOCONAZOLE did not work. It is actually worse. What I thought was a spreading of the ringworm was a staff infection likely a reaction TO the Ketoconazole!

On my follow-up call to the nurse practioner had advised to increase the diameter of the medication site by 1 inch. We continued to use it 2x daily vs. the company's recommended daily use. She was not aware that Ketoconazole was causing an infection. ugh.

So, after one more visit to the nurse, we were given a topical (Mupirocin) and oral antibiotics. Being conservative on oral medication, I resorted to an apple cider vinegar treatement and then covered it with the topical antibiotic. The healing was quick. And there were visible results in 2 days as the entries below also experienced. The stinging was most unpleasant for Mom and kid each night and morning but that only lasted a week.

For those who wish details: We used flat cotton makeup pads, organic apple cider vinegar (be sure to shake well for the "good stuff" to mix in). I spread the ACV to the outer edges of the tiny spots on his arm. Used a seperate pad w/ ACV on the ringworm area. And instead of rubbing it, we set the pad for 1-2 minutes on the center of the ringworm. Also, for the 1st 2-4 days we added a teaspn or tablespoon of ASC to his juice. And, I also changed my son's shirts and pajama shirts daily and washed them in very hot water (the washing machine has a sanitize option) with extra rinse--I worried about reinfection which seems common. Perhaps I went overboard but after 8 weeks of dealing with this, I became quite agressive. There is still a mark where the ringworm was. I am hoping for no return. If it does, I'll add an entry.

Posted by Caroline
Alexandria, VA
11/26/2007
Rx of Ketoconazole 2x daily has not worked. After 6 weeks, now the diameter of golf ball and spreading quickly to wrist and elbow. Perhaps because we were not changing clothing PJ's daily? On the arm of my 6-year-old. Am looking for a remedy that does not sting for my pain intolerant child.
Posted by Bev
Phyllis, KY
11/27/2007
ringworm response to Caroline in VA... My 7 yr old had a ringworm and we tried everything in the home remedy line that we could find with no luck-she couldn't take the sting with most remedies. We went to the doctor as they were spreading all over her mid body. She gave her a prescription of Clortrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate cream for itching and cure. Applied 2-3 times a day and within a week started drying out and healing. Hope you to find a good cure for your little one-I know how miserable it can make them. God Bless and good luck.
Posted by Kelly
Hodgenville, Kentucky USA
02/20/2009
whoever the person is that claimed they aquired a staph infection from ketoconazole is wrong! You contract staph from the bacteria staph. Staph is not a reaction from any medications! I think the person is just had two different types of infections. Most likely the areas affected with ringworm came in contact with the staph bacteria. Some ringworm infections are harder to get rid of than others, just like anything else.
Posted by Gigi
Boston, Ma
10/08/2011
2 Posts
You can catch staph from scratching it can cause a bacterial infection which can lead to staph. Many people have staph living dormant in the body but I do agree that the medicine did not cause the infection scratching did. I have ringworm and got otc topical and everyday after my shower I would apply it all over my upper thighs where the rash was. After a few days it did in fact go away no more itching. However 2 wks later it came back and with a vengeance! Ugh I now am rubbing Apple Cider Vinegar all over me 4 times a day which is unflattering cuz I smell like a salt and vinegar potato chip but... I also decided to drink coconut water. It has a natural anti fungal that cures whatever is in your blood and is also quite healthy for you. I hope this helps somebody. Mine is drying up. Also I suggest doing the Apple Cider Vinegar for at least a wk after the red rings have disappeared because they still are in your skin even if you can't see them.
Posted by Stundevil
Slc, Utah
01/17/2012
"being conservative on oral medication" LOL... Topical mupirocin is commonly prescribed for MRSA and impetigo. These are very serious bacterial infections that can become blood infections. Many children get impetigo infection. You should NEVER put apple cider vinegar on an impetigo infection. Nor should you use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. All of these things are too abrasive and allows the infection to dig deeper into the skin. Why would you apply ACV with mupirocin on a staph infection? If you want to make sure that it scars and/or doesn't clear up. Mupirocin is helpful and non-abrasive to the lesion. Internal antibiotics are usually presribed if the infection is deep, numerous, or near the nose or mouth because it can spread to the inside of your body and become systemic. Also, disinfecting anything it came in contact with is a good idea. Towels bleached etc. Clothing washed in hot water. STAPH returns and is highly contagious. I can't imagine how badly it would burn to put ACV a.k.a. Acid on a staph infection. I only hope that one day your son will have the opportunity to do the same for you. That is assuming he survives long enough to do so.

Posted by pamela (cedar park, texas) on 11/17/2007

[YEA]  this is what i found to work i used apple cider vinegar extract capsules' i used 6 capsules of 200mg four times a day this worked well from the inside out i tryed the copper sulfate and it cause tons of pain and it cause it to spread all over me it was a night mare i tried fungi med capsules did not work at all tried also fungrx did not work at all i have been trying to get rite of it for 3 months the only thing i find works is the apple cider vinegar extract you can fine it very cheep on vitacost.com for 240 capsules for 4.99 i have 12 bottles which i plan to take to get rite of it all together. good luck its a hard thing to cure but i found this works great.

Posted by Sheri (Minneapolis, MN) on 08/08/2007

[YEA]  ACV cured my ringworm!I recently found out a rash that kept appearing and disappearing over the course of many years was not the eczema I had thought it to be. After a visit to my medical clinic I found out I had ringworm. I was given a prescription of ketoconazole and told to use it for a week then rest for a week repeating until it was gone. I started the cream immediately and my fungus grew to over 10 times the size it had been. The rash was getting worse and the itching was driving me out of my mind. I began researching natural remedies and found this site with so many remedies to try. I immediately bought the tea tree oil and the apple cider vinegar. After completing the week of the fungal cream I started using the tea tree oil in one location and the ACV in another. I began noticing results right away. My family objected to the odor of the tea tree oil so I began using the ACV exclusively. I applied it several times per day with a cotton ball rubbing until I could feel the tingling. I began feeling relief within two days. The treated areas began to become scaly and dry. A week after starting the ACV treatment my fungus is totally gone. I can't wait to tell my nurse practitioner the natural cure was the way to go. Thanks for the remedies I found on this page, I now live an itch free life!

Posted by Kyle (Elburn, Illinois) on 03/18/2007

[YEA]  I had ringworm on my leg and I tried a bunch of different cures and the one that worked best was apple cider vinegar! i was so surprised! if you rub it on the area until it burns slightly, 2x a day it should dissappear within 1 week! works great!

Posted by Edna
London, UK
03/30/2009
Hi there thank you for your comments would it be possible to tell me whether any scar remains after the ringworm is gone. I have a little girl 4 years old who has been suffering from Ring worm on the face since a month. I am desperate to get it clear so am considering using ACV and continuing the Daktacort cream given by her GP.
Posted by Emily
MO
04/11/2009
[YEA]   I used acv on ringworm, it does leave a hole where the ringworm had grown in the skin, a big circle, use polysporin on it for a couple of weeks and you can hardly see it.

Posted by Anne (Greensboro, NC) on 01/31/2007

[YEA]  ACV cured mine and my dogs ringworm in 7 days. Treated him 2x's a day inbetween used GSE 1x daily on his wounds. It does everything everyone says it does. ACV also helped my cough. I am curious if the pickle juice works?!!


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