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.
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.
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Posted by Lindsey (Montoursville, Pa) on 02/12/2013
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!
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Posted by Cori (New Brunswick, Canada) on 05/12/2007
My mom's friend is a nurse..my 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.
Posted by Amy (Florida) on 03/09/2015
Just so that everyone knows, ringworm is a viral skin infection and not an actual worm. L-Lysine is helpful as well for anti-viral and skin health. You can take a large dosage the first day - I take a few thousand mg, then one or two tabs a day after that.
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Posted by Mel (New York, New York) on 07/15/2008
Ok, this is my second visit to your site, first one was when i was desperately searching for a cure.
I tried almost everything.
2. tolnaftate cream and spray.
3. Apple cider Vinegar.
4. Witch Hazel.
5. Rubbing Alcohol.
7. Hydrogen Peroxide.
8. Tooth paste.
9. Salicylic acid.
11. Mouth wash.
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)
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Posted by Shakerah (Chicago, Il) on 09/07/2012
I have worked with kids for a long time and I have a younger brother of my own who constantly gets them from playing with other children. So when he gets then either he stays away from me or I get them. And so I have. The best way I have ever gotten rid of them is cutting open a lime and squeezing the juice on it. Do that few times a day and it should be gone in about 2 day. Believe me I know this works!
Posted by marybeth (volcano, hi) on 12/12/2007
I've had ringworm a few times in the last 4 months. I keep getting just one spot at a time. I find that garlic and liquid bandage works best for me. I slice a piece of garlic and put the "wet" side on the fungus for a couple of minutes. Don't do it too long or it will burn. Then I let it dry a bit and put the liquid bandage on-it's found in the bandage aisle the kind I buy is New Skin. It's like nail polish. The garlic kills the fungus and the LB smothers it and I think it keeps it from spreading. I also use neem and tea tree oils and then cover witht the LB.
Posted by Kelly (PawPaw, MI) on 03/23/2009
I I had a small spot of ringworm on my wrist that I tried treating with iodine and antifungal cream while keeping it bandaged. Neither worked, and in fact the ringworm spot just got bigger. So, I got a no sting, liquid bandage spray at the pharmacy. This spray also has tea tree in it, but I added about 2 cc's to the .61 fl oz spray bottle. I sprayed the ringworm 2-3 times a day, adding a second coat when the first was dry, and made sure I sprayed a large area around the spot as well. I then covered the entire spot with a regular, non-stick bandage. After 3 weeks of other treatments that only made it spread, I saw a major improvement in just 2 days. In a week the spot had faded to nothing, but I kept treating it for an additional 2 weeks, and it's never been back!
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Posted by kelley (cleveland, ohio) on 11/27/2007
Re: ringworm, some friends and I had gotten it from a concert back in highschool. The OTC stuff didn't do a thing it only got worse. My boss at that time told me to use Lysol, because it kills everything. She even had one of her sons go get me a bottle of the concentrated liquid form of Lysol. I poured it on my arms, let it sit for a minute and wiped off the drips but didn't wash it off, the ring worm dryed up and was gone really quickly, you could see and feel the results right away.
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Posted by Dave Of Canada (Victoria, Bc) on 07/05/2016
I want to report a method I used that worked on ringworm - magnesium 'oil' - which is actually magnesium chloride salt in water- or brine - but they call it oil because magnesium chloride attracts water so strongly that it never evaporates as you rub it into the skin, so it feels like oil. I have apple cider vinegar, but didn't find this site until later, so I didn't know about it. I had that magnesium oil (not the expensive one) and it cleared it up after one or two applications. (I didn't pay attention) I just used like 5-6 sprays of the stuff, enough to coat the chest. I wish I had payed more attention, as it was so easy and quick!
Posted by Candy (Fort Madison, Iowa) on 03/04/2013
was wondering why I don't see any more posts about using absorbine jr. for ringworm.
EC: Hi Candy, Yes we've moved all of those posts to a MENTHOL AND WORMWOOD OIL heading. We love how well this ringworm treatment seems to work, but EC would like to focus on the natural ingredients rather than the specific brand!