Natural Remedies

Natural Ringworm Treatment

| Modified on Apr 21, 2023
Bee Propolis, Iodine Topically
Posted by Katzie (Calgary, Canada ) on 04/21/2023
5 out of 5 stars

Iodine for Ringworm

I have had what I had thought was simply an enlarged pore or scar on my cheek, right next to my nose. I tried acv, pure hydrogen peroxide 10%, colloidal silver and other things; this is why I thought it was simply a scar or something.

I found a neat product called Bee Propolis w/Iodine Tincture, so I put 2 drops onto it and only the infected area went dark. Did this 2x/day for 4-5 days and then it was all gone. Amazing stuff!

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by JimKo (Caracas) on 04/17/2023

I would strongly suggest COLLOIDAL SILVER for any of this, I make it and use it for years... Magical!

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Cormac (Perth, Australia) on 04/15/2023
5 out of 5 stars

I rubbed tea tree oil into a ringworm infection on my chest which was growing rapidly. The oil stopped it in its tracks. It got a bit blistered after 1 week. I covered with a plaster but still applied the oil daily. It's practically gone now and all left behind is clear skin.

Oregano Oil
Posted by Holy Grail (Nashville Tn) on 01/01/2023
5 out of 5 stars

Oregano Oil is the holy grail for ringworm!

I didn't know what it was, a spot appeared on my leg after a pedicure, it spread and it clicked that it was ringworm. I tried apple cider vinegar, bleach, tea tree oil, Lotrimin, miconazole, pure acetone, absorbine plus, a fungal wash from Walmart, borax, and then Oregano oil. I took 60mg capsules orally three times a day and then used it topically three times a day. The oil I purchased was from GNC and it already had a carrier oil in it. I can't tell you how glad I was to find a cure. I will never go back for a pedicure ever again.

Bee Propolis With Iodine
Posted by Katzie (Canada) on 10/25/2022
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Bee Propolis w/Iodine Tincture Beats Ringworm

I have had this "thing" on my face, right beside my nose. I have had it for 25+ yrs now. I did indeed try ACV, Coconut Oil and Hydrogen Peroxide on it and absolutely nothing changed. I bought a bottle of Bee Propolis with Iodine tincture to try it out. I put it on the area and 4 days later now and it is almost gone! I figured if ACV or HP didn't work on it, there was nothing I could do. I am so glad I tried this! If you have ringworm, don't give up. If the most popular cures don't work for your body, keep trying! I am so glad I found this stuff!

Ozonated Olive Oil
Posted by Betty (CA) on 05/12/2022

purO3 brand.

Ozonated Olive Oil
Posted by Jgny (Thousand Islands) on 05/12/2022

Where do you get the ozone olive oil?

Ozonated Olive Oil
Posted by Betty (CA) on 05/11/2022

Thanks for posting this info!

I use the O3 Olive Oil for severely dry hands and feet. Works wonders.

Ozonated Olive Oil
Posted by Lou (Canada) on 05/11/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Ozonated Olive Oil for Ringworm/Tinea

I have had ringworm on my back for a few years and this past winter it exploded. The topical creams from my doctor stopped working. Finally went to see my naturopath and she put me on an anti-fungal protocol for a month. And she gave me ozonated olive oil to use topically. I use that twice a day and the marks have almost completely disappeared in 10 days. It smells strong (kind of rancid - but it's the ozone) but it works amazingly well. This is the one I have. https://www.shaughnessypharmacy.com/products/ozonated-olive-oil

Keep it refrigerated to keep it potent. Wear an old t-shirt while sleeping so you protect your bedding. Multiple thin applications are better than one thick one.

I have tried everything for this and am blown away by the effectiveness of the ozone. I hope it helps others.

Rubbing Alcohol, Clotrimazole Cream
Posted by Lin (Haverhill, MA) on 05/10/2022
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I treated my ringworm with rubbing alcohol and clotrimazole cream and it cleared up in about two weeks. I tried cleaning the area before applying the cream with hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil, then apple cider vinegar, but the rubbing alcohol seems to have been effective. After cleaning, I'd put a glob of the cream and cover it for 48 hours with a waterproof bandage (the Nexcare Max Hold Waterproof bandages are great), repeated for a few weeks and it's almost completely cleared up. Also tried the clear nail polish for a few days, to no avail.

Fig Tree Sap
Posted by Allison (Houston, Texas) on 11/21/2021
1 out of 5 stars

Please DO NOT use fig sap! It is a strong proteolytic enzyme that will eat up the flesh. I had tried this on a ringworm on my belly after the vinegar didn't work. The fig sap just ate up the flesh and made it raw and extremely painful but did nothing to get rid the ringworm. Just like the other person said from 2010, it's like a chemical burn, so DON'T try it on yourself or your pets!

Aloe Vera
Posted by Eric (Salt Spring Island) on 09/25/2021

I am trying Green clay, it's seems to take a while and uncover old infections. I have to be persistent, and patient, but maybe I'll see the end! 😊

Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 09/14/2021

RC,,,,,,, ORH here, and years ago when I could not cure a ringworm with over the counter stuff, a friend told me to dice the hull of a green walnut until moist and then wipe it on the ringworm. Wahla, it healed. I do not know the compound in a Walnut tree, but nothing grows around them. I had to cut one down next to my garden because the nearby veggies would not grow. Nature has a cure for most ails. Just ask the Native American Medicine men. With modern medicine, we are not living longer, we are just not dying as soon. ====ORH====

Posted by RC (LA) on 09/13/2021
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Saying that fungus doesn't survive in a pH level of 6.5 and higher is wrong because the normal range for human bodies is between 7.2 - 7.4. Taking that into consideration, it should mean that no fungus should grow in a body with a normal pH balance of 7.2, but it does.

Vicks + Oregano Oil
Posted by Pam (USA) on 02/14/2020
4 out of 5 stars

Nina, how is the ringworm? I have struggled for month after month. Let me know how you are doing. Thanks, Pam

Vicks + Oregano Oil
Posted by Nina (Philippines) on 01/31/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hi everyone!

After close to 3 years, all ringworm has gone! What worked with me was vicks vaporub mixed wd 1-2 drops of pure oregano oil. applied on the affected area 2-3x a day. Start wd just one drop of oregano oil coz its very strong, and build it up as your skin can tolerate it. At first, my skin got very red and extremely itchy, I had to stop adding oregano oil, just vicks. But during the time I started applying it on my skin, I mixed 4-5 drops of oregano oil in coconut oil and drank it ( 2-3x a day) Please be advised, oregano oil is very strong,, not for the faint of heart! If you can't tolerate it, just lower the dose or add more coconut oil. Anyway, on the 3rd day of treatment, the itching was gone. So I just stuck to applying vicks but continued wd the drink. On the 5th day, I noticed the lesions on my skin have dried out n died. Will continue this for I guess one month and keep you updated.

ABB, Anti-Yeast
Posted by Vanessa (Lake Ariel, PA) on 01/26/2020

What is ABB?

ABB, Anti-Yeast
Posted by Louis (Phoenix ) on 01/18/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Ringrom: cure by taking cotton square generous dab of ABB then rub into solaray yeast fighters (take out of capsules and place into a bowl) then rub into borax then rub into affected area 10 to 15 seconds works

False Ringworm
Posted by Alex (Latin America) on 12/14/2020
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You have seen my posts all over the Ringworm topic. For years I tried everything: Bleach, baking soda, nail polish, garlic, coconut oil, soap, undecilenic acid + zinc, miconazole nitrate, borax, hydrogen peroxide, ashes, iodine, salt, turmeric, petroleum jelly, vinegar, and several creams prescribed by doctors.

But now I'm pleased to inform you that after years of suffering, I finally figured out what the problem was.

Several events lead me to the answer: It was not ringworm, it was an allergy.

Many years ago, I bought some menstrual pads (Equate, Night Time) and immediately after putting them on, I felt like my genitals were on fire. I was sure the pad was contaminated and that whatever fungi present had also spread to my right hand.

Ever since, I can no longer wear menstrual pads, creams, oils, or soap around the genital area. I can't even use regular toilet paper or I have a flare up. Sunlight also affects me, even if I don't get sun in my hands, the eczema appears on each of the same places.

As soon as the allergy strikes, my hand gets a rash too. A rash in circles, just like ringworm.

Throughout the years I went to see many doctors, including an allergist, and nobody was able to diagnose the problem.

What helps is muscle relaxation of any kind, supposedly reducing stress helps but I guess I've never been relaxed enough for that. I hope this information is useful to somebody. Best of luck to everyone who is suffering from this.

Posted by Nina (Philippines) on 10/19/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, this worked for a friend who had a dog infested with ringworms and also spread it on the people around him.

You would need:

1 bottle hydrogen peroxide ( 20 vol)

Borax ( 20 mule brand)

Spray bottle


Make a mixture:

1. Empty one bottle hydrogen peroxide. Add two times the amount of water. Put it all in a big container. ( this way you made 1% hydrogen peroxide, 1:2 ratio)

2. Using a teaspoon add borax to the solution, stir well. Do this one teaspoon at a time until the borax isn't dissolving anymore. ( super saturated solution)

3. Put the mixture into a spray bottle.

4. Spray it on the affected area after taking a bath. Air dry or blow dry n leave overnight. Do not wioe with towel.

5. Spray against the direction of hair growth to mske sure it gets into the skin and not just the surface.

6. Do this every night or every other night depending on skin's tolerance. If it gets too dry. Apply coconut oil after a few hours. Fungus have roots so make sure the treatment is continued two weeks after itching and ringworms are gone.

7. Don't forget to spray the house n sorroundings as well to kill fungal spores.

8. Wash clothes in borax and detergent.

9.itch is gone at second to third application .

10. Relax, drink some bourbon and know that it's the end of your suffering.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Carl (Usa) on 09/10/2018

Thank you for the reply!

Wow...your problem is / was as stubborn as mine. Mine never itched, hurt, festered, etc.. It just grows. I'll consider trying your suggestions.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Carl (Usa) on 09/10/2018

Thank you for your suggestions!

I'm thinking of trying spray Ketoconazole on a small area of my problem as an experiment.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Carl (Usa) on 09/10/2018

Thank you very much for the suggestions!


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Carl (Wisconsin & Florida) on 09/08/2018
1 out of 5 stars

Turpentine for Ring Worm?:

Anyone have experience with topical turpentine for Ringworm on the torso?

I've tried 3 strengths of colloidal silver, apple cider vinegar, 10% sulfur Soap, soap with flowers of sulfur, 4-5 topicals. No luck.

Thank you-


Posted by Jeremiah (St. Petersburg, Fl) on 07/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I peed on my little ringworms and they ran away right quick. My parents told me to do it in the shower but I did it in my bed. Much more efficient.

Clear Nail Polish
Posted by Sarah (Atlanta, Georgia) on 06/03/2018

Does top coat clear nail polish work? That's all I have.

Pennies in Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Katydid (Katy, Tx) on 05/14/2018
1 out of 5 stars

Pennies in ACV remedy:

I tried this the last time I got ringworm and it didn't work at ALL! Not only that, it burned my skin horribly and made it worse. Wish I'd never tried it. And I am not ACV sensitive, by the way. What finally cleared it up was simple OTC athlete's foot cream. You can find it at most dollar stores and all pharmacies. Gone in 4 days, no pain, no scars.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric
Posted by Sabrina N. (Roswell, Ga) on 03/21/2018
5 out of 5 stars

ACV and turmeric cured my ringworm

After using Lotrimin for ringworm for 2 weeks, I was desperate to try something else as it wasn't working. I came here and saw to use ACV. It was dried up within a day. It was still visible, but it was obvious it was on its way out. It continued to dry and disappear from that point on. I mixed it with turmeric to make a paste. Covered it with a bandaid for one hour. That was it. I didn't have to treat it again.

Magnesium Oil
Posted by Canadianguy (Victoria, Bc) on 03/16/2018 15 posts

Well it kept returning! I also used a doctor prescribed cream after this, which seemed to work better (way slower, but with a longer effect) but it came back then too. I thought maybe reinfection wasn't external, so I got some pills that have been keeping it away - I think by improving immunity. They are beta-glucans with larch arabinogalactans. They are kinda cheap too, as I only take 1 daily despite instructions.