Menthol and Wormwood Oil
17 1 User Ratings
|BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (1)||5%|
|BETTER BUT NOT CURED (2)||9%|
[YEA] 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)