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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
..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.
When I was a kid and got ringworm my Grandfather told me to go get a green walnut off of the tree that we had in our back yard. He cut the walnut and told me to rub the black juice on the ringworm. I did this one time and the ringworm disappeared and never came back. This is an ancient remedy that originated in the european country of wales and was passed down to my grandfather from his dad. My cat recently acquired ringworm but I no longer live in my childhood home in the country that had the walnut tree out back so I went to the health food store and got some walnut extract which is diluted with 50% alcohol. It is working, after 3 or 4 applications but it's still not as good as the green walnut juice. It cured the ringworm with one application.
This is a seasonal cure for ringworm, but it has worked every time I have seen it tried!!! You take a walnut with the green shell still on it and peal off a thin layer to expose the " what I call husk meat" and rub the juice oozing from it on the affected area.? It will burn a bit and stain the skin, but IT WORKS!!!!!!!!
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)
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.
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.
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.
hydrogen peroxide on ringworm: this does not work. it just made my ringworms red and created little scabs.
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How to cure ringworm quick. alright so here it is, i am a college wrestling coach. and sometimes when I get ringworm after coaching and wrestling i go home and I do the following.
WARNING THE FOLLOWING IS ONLY IN CASES WHERE YOU NEED TO HEAL RINGWORM QUICKLY. IT IS NOT FOR USE ON SMALL CHILDREN OR ANIMALS:
WASH INFECTED IN SHOWER . DRY YOURSELF.
SCRATCH AREA UNTIL SEMI RAW .
CONTINUE TO PUT HYDROGEN PEROXIDE ON AREA. (the peroxide mixing with blood will cause the area to have a reaction and white stuff will appear) but after, apply pressure with a dry towel and then your fungus will be gone if neccessary.