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Cure Ringworm

Last Modified on Jul 18, 2014


Nail Polish   3  0   

Posted by Sid Davis (Springfield, Missouri, Usa) on 07/21/2010

[YEA]  My wife had ringworm under her chin for about two months. She tried Calamine lotion for about a month and 1/2 because she thought she had brushed against some poison ivy, not realizing it was ringworm. When she realized it was ringworm, she painted it twice daily for a week with lugol's solution (5% iodine) and it started to noticeably clear. Then I read about clear nail polish, and she quit the iodine and applied nail polish twice daily for two days, and now it is gone. Looks like the nail polish worked the best.

Posted by Travis (Tallahassee, Florida) on 04/09/2008

[YEA]  put 2-3 coats of nailpolish on the ringworm, it will suffocate it and it will dissapear in less than a week. Try It!

Posted by Sandra (Port Richey, FL) on 11/25/2006

[YEA]  My friend's son had ringworm for 6 months. No creams or meds worked. The nurse said to use clear fingernail poilish as her brothers got ringworm all the time from wrestling and it cleared up in 2 weeks.

Neem Oil, Calendula Cream   0  0   

Posted by A.barrett (Cambridge, Shelford, England) on 02/12/2012

Hi I'm Andrew from cambridge, England. Neem oil is good for ringworm, as is home made calendula cream made with beeswax.

Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo   1  0   

Posted by Saura (Mooresville, NC) on 02/03/2007

[YEA]  The first time I got ringworm, I went to my doctor, who also happens to be a tropical diseases specialist. She told me to use Nizoral dandruff shampoo several times daily on the rash and it will soon dry up and disappear. She was absolutely right. My rashes disappeared within days.

Nu Skin Liquid Bandage   2  0   

Posted by Larry (Cleveland , Ohio) on 02/20/2008

[YEA]  Nu skin bandage worked on severe ring worm in 2 days. Now, let me say that I am also drinking ACV and I tried applying ACV directly but it didn't seem to work. Tried borax and h2O2 and it dried skin but didn't seem to work. Nu skin stopped the itching right away and dried skin up. Ringworm had spread all the way around my neck and now all traces nearly gone! This is a recurring infection after Diflucan so I am really going to try and keep drinking the ACV.

Posted by Liz (NC) on 08/26/2006

[YEA]  My roomate and I both got ringworm from a stray cat. We tried all the creams (both prescription and drugstore brands), and hydrogen peroxide (which I assume, does the same as ACV = dries it out). Nothing was working. In fact, it was even spreading. I then was told to used the liquid bandaids. I chose the spray on one because you don't have to touch the infection. It does the same thing nailpolish is supposed to do (suffocates it), however it doesn't crack off. I just kept reapplying the bandaid, and tried not to rub it off after the shower. My ringworm dissapeared in no time at all. I must say that even though I was careful about not touching it, my roomate didn't use the bandaid and her's came back several times. Mine did not come back at all.

Only Prescription Ointment Worked   1  0   

Posted by Fred (Charlotte, NC) on 09/07/2007

[YEA]  We've taken in numerous feral kittens to be spayed and neutered and this was probably the source of my case of ringworm on both hands. I tried various over-the-counter ointments for several months to no avail. I then tried bleach, apple cider vinager, and tea tree & lavender oil. Nothing worked for me. Sometimes it seemed to almost disappear, only to return again with a vengence. Once, I received a chemical burn to my hands from using bleach that wasn't very diluted and/or by applying ACV immediately afterwards. I was very frustrated and it was starting to spread. A doctor gave me a tube of cream that appears to have cleared it all up in just a few days. It's called Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream USP 1%/0.05% (base) It states 'Rx only' on the box. I realized that I had already tried a Clotrimazole cream that I bought over-the-counter that didn't work, but perhaps it's the other ingredient that makes this ointment so effective. The bumps and rash have completely vanished. I'm going to continue to apply it for awhile just to make certain that there's no trace left of this plague. I would have loved it if an earlier remedy had worked, especially a natural cure like ACV, but perhaps it's related to individual body chemistry or immune systems. I'll report back if this product fails, but I must say that I'm amazed at the results so far.

Oregano Oil   1  0   

Posted by Azg (Toronto, On) on 01/10/2010

[YEA]  I had a tiny incidence of ringworm on the top of my foot last summer and applied Oil of Oregano to it 3 or 4 times a day. I also put about 10 drops in a shotglass with water and threw it back (and chased it with juice). It's so powerful I just wanted to get it over with! My foot cleared up within 2 or 3 days.

Posted by Paul
Laguna Beach
08/17/2013
Your comment is amazing. I see no other recommendation that even comes close to this. You can drink the essential oil? I know this oil is powerful and you apply it directly to your skin undiluted?
Posted by Katy
New York
10/10/2013
2 Posts
Re the question of applying oregano oil directly to skin. I've only used infused oregano oil topically and by mouth... Meaning I use a carrier oil like olive oil etc and dilute with that. Hope that helps! Katy

Over the Counter   2  0   

Posted by S (Nashville, TN) on 04/12/2009

[YEA]  Ringworm is like athlete's foot and can be treated with any kind of athlete's foot cream. I had ring worm and the cream worked.

Posted by Debbie Laman (Little Rock, AR/USA) on 11/19/2008

[YEA]  I had some problems with ringworm and found that Absorbine Junior worked within one day - I applied it and put a cotton boll over with tape, let it stay for a while. I have had no recurrence and that was 3 months ago.

Paper Ash Residue   1  0   

Posted by Sheldon007 (Spring, Tx) on 02/21/2010

[YEA]  When I was a child I would get ringworm all the time. My grandmother would take a piece of paper burn it on a plate. when the paper was completly burnt she would blow off the ashes then use the residue left on the plate to rub over the ringworm. This would suffucate the ringworm and within days the ringworm was gone with no permanent scars.

Paper or Wood Ash   1  0   

Posted by Red Robyn (Tx) on 07/26/2013

[YEA]  Ringworm was treated with ashes from burned paper and/or hard wood ashes from the fire place, both seemed to work very good and fast. Rub on morning and night and every time we thought about it in between. It also worked on our cats, we put it on their skin and their bedding.

Pennies in Apple Cider Vinegar   1  0   

Posted by Star (Towanda, Pa) on 02/12/2010

[YEA]  The best way to get rid of ringworm is to take a few old pennies and place in a cup with about 5 tablespoons of apple cider vinager. let age for a day or two and rub directly on the ring worm. it will normally burn. but will work. i had ring worm so bad that it was larger than the size of a fifty cent piece. it had completely ate away all of my skin and itched terribly. it works. i have used this remedy for over 25 years, and it is yet not to work.

Pennies Soaked in ACV, Then Covered in Tea Tree Oil   1  0   

Posted by Betty (Ottawa, Canada) on 09/03/2007

[YEA]  Cured within 2 days using pennies soaked in apple cider vinegar, used solution on it twice a day and then covered with teatree oil. These remedies worked wonderfully, and I caught it in time before it spread.


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