For about a month and a half I had a rash that started mysteriously around Xmas, and I wasn't sure what it was or how I got it. At first it started as bumps then the bumps turned into rings... And then I knew it was ringworm. And it covered my arms, torso, and legs. Pretty much I was devestated. The first rememdy of coconut oil and lavendar oil didn't do too much. It seemed to dry out the parts of the rash which wasn't but didn't do too much to help kill it. I then went on to use Lotrimin which was fine, but something told me to search for more. I then found this site and saw the information on Menthol and Wormwood Oil ... Needless to say its been a day and I'm already seeing results as well as using tea tree oil on the affected areas. I'm amazed this is working so well, plus it seems to help with the itching which has been a huge bane. THANK YOU For this information. Ringworm on this level is very harsh to deal with and effects self esteem... I'm very certain this method will kill this issue. :)
I have begun to treat my 6 year old son with Absorbine Jr. for ringworm on his scalp. It does seem to be helping. Can anyone tell me how long you need to treat the infected areas?
Hi- I have to share this -because my ringworm was horrible! For over 6 months I thought I had eczema on my knee and little finger. I bought every over the counter treatment for eczema. It kept getting worse! It was weepy & creepy & UGLY
I have no insurance - so no Doctor... I figured why spend $$$$ to cure what is probably a simple problem.. After the months rolled by I was scared and it was worse- the patch on my little finger now wrapped around it and was near the nail.. The patch on the side of my knee was about the size of a tangerine... I actually thought about going to a Doc. But instead I went and asked a pharmacist.. "it's an ugly fungus" buy Lamisil isle 24.. I bought it and NOTHING!!! After a week I was panicking!
Desperate I found this website- I used a combination of Absorbine Jr and Tinactin DRY jock itch spray (friend suggestion). I was helping with a construction job this summer so between the sweat, dirt, and sawdust I always stayed wet- so wrapping my finger was out of the question. And my skin just hurt.
I began to treat myself 2 to 4 times a day--I really enjoyed the Absorbine Jr burn- I pressed cotton balls of it on my ringworm. (I did not contaminate the bottle)- I would let it dry and spray on a thick cool layer of Tinactin- at night I would use fresh guaze... so my bed would not be contaminated, and washed my sheets every other day.
It is about 6 weeks since I began and I have a tiny patch on the web between my fingers- My leg is discolored where it was but no longer burns...
I have gone through 3 bottles of Absorbine and 2 Tinactin. I am going to continue it for at least another bottle and can of each.... Because I never want to go through that again! Thanks!
My son had been suffering from ringworm for about a month and it seemed anything that we tried didn't make a dent. With him being right in the middle of football season we were afraid it might cost him a good part of the season. After doctor visits and prescriptions not working we were losing hope. I then stumbled over this website talking about Absorbine Jr. curing ringworm. After reading other testimonials I thought it worth a try. Let me tell you it is amazing! Why doctors don't recommend this is beyond me. In about a weeks time he is a thousand times better. Be warned it does burn like a mother when it is applied but it works! Don't waste time with other treatments, this is it!
I have had ringworm for over six months, I have tried glycolic acid lotion, pine tar soap, Retin A cream, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, Miconozole Nitrate, tea tree oil, pimple cream with salicylic acid, calamine lotion, cortisone cream. All of these either didn't work or made it more inflamed and itchier. Then I tried Absorbine Jr. Hallelujah, it has done more in 12 hours to dried it up and take the redness away than anything I have tried. If you have ringworm, go to a drugstore immediately and buy this. It is literally a miracle cure. I wish I had known about Absorbine Jr. earlier. Thank you Earth Clinic.
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Posted by Itchy (Lorton, Va) on 07/18/2012
After dealing with recurring ringworm for 15 years, it came back with a vengeance this past week. Holy cow, it was spreading like crazy from behind one ear, across the back of my neck, onto my scalp, and to the other ear. I was mortified - I looked like a leper! None of my old standbys were working (Selsun Blue, Lamisil, and various other OTC antifungals) and it was just spreading more and more. So thanks to this site, I discovered Absorbine and although it hurts like hell, it's working! I applied it 5 times yesterday and this morning ALL the areas are dried up and swabbing over. I've applied it 4 more tomes today and I can tell its healing. Absorbine is AMAZING! Hopefully it doesn't come back but if it does, I have my Absorbine arsenal.
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Posted by Kathi (Clearwater, Florida) on 05/08/2012
This is my very 1st experience with ringworm or any other rash for that matter (except poison ivy). Before I realized what I had, the rash had proceeded from my neck to my feet, covering most of my body with amazingly horrible raised red bumps and patches. I couldn't sleep at night because of the relentless itching!! I tried every home remedy I could find with almost no relief. Then I tried Absorbine Jr. OMG...... INSTANT RELIEF from itching.... It feels WONDERFUL!!!! Please don't do ANYTHING before you rub some Absorbine on your rash..... It is a MIRACLE in a BOTTLE!!!!
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Posted by Blessed (Austin, Texas) on 03/05/2012
Thank God For Absorbine Jr. This is my first time having ring worm. I have a quarter size patch on my left arm, near my elbow. It was very itchy and red. I came across this website, went to CVS and purchased Absorbine Jr. On my break. I cleansed the area with a baby wipe and applied the Absorbine with a cotton ball. I then held it in place until the tingling subsided. I am now back at work, the itchiness has stopped and the redness has calmed to a pink. After one application I am confident that this will work. I thank God and can now finish work and know I'm on my way to healing. Thanks earth clinic!!!!
Posted by Stephanie (Richmond, Va) on 02/07/2012
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.
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Posted by Warren (San Diego, CA) on 04/26/2009
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.
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Posted by Marvin (Kingstree, SC) on 03/23/2009
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!!
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Posted by John (Piru, CA) on 03/05/2009
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.
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Posted by Ben (Denver, CO) on 12/19/2008
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)
Posted by Samantha (Boston, MA) on 07/15/2008
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!