Natural Remedies

Natural Ringworm Treatment

| Modified on Apr 21, 2023
Posted by Remedy (Somewhere, Undertherainbow) on 12/02/2012
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I recently caught the ringworm. Unfortunately, it spread to other places on my skin because I did not treat it immediately. A friend recommended that I put my own urine on the ringworm. I used a plastic cup to pee in. I dipped tissue in the cup and put it on my skin. I rinsed it off with warm water and then I took my hands and scrubbed some hand soap on it. I let it air dry. I saw results less than a hr. The fungus was killed but the patch was still there. The urine will kill the ringworm but the patch may still be noticeable on your skin so continue to use your urine until the patch is no longer visible. I used urine on my skin twice a day for 3 days and it is GONE. I put the urine on my skin when I woke up in the morning and at night. I am sure if you apply urine to your skin more throughout the day the patch will disappear quicker. Make sure you keep the ringworm covered with a Band-Aid or it will spread on your skin if you make a mistake and rub other parts of your skin on the infected area.

I did not use any cream only my own urine.

This is my first time creating a post on this site. I wanted to create this post because when I googled how to heal a ringworm people talked about how they used CREAM for a few wks to get rid of their ringworm. I needed a quick remedy because ringworms are a nuisance and I am thankful that my own urine worked. Urine is free so I wanted to share this home remedy with everybody. I also heard that you could use urine on your feet to cure athlete's feet.

I hope this post has helped you.

Clear Nail Polish
Posted by Mkm (Utah) on 01/10/2017
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Seriously have been suffering with this spreading for months. Now, two days after finding this post and using clear nail polish it's showing dramatic results! At this rate it will be gone within a couple more days. Who would've thought?

Posted by Dave (Houston, TX) on 08/19/2008
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Urine is the best for ring worm all you gotta do is pee on it. and the ringworm will crawl away cause no one wants to be peed on.

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====

Clear Nail Polish
Posted by Ashley (Las Vegas, California) on 12/22/2008
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ringworm - use clear nail polish and it will be gone in a couple days.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Judi (Australia) on 02/14/2018
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I recently had ringworm on my temple. I washed it with hydrogen peroxide over a two day period. It then dissipated.

Posted by Nina (Philippines) on 10/19/2020
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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.

Oregano Oil
Posted by Nubianmama (Md) on 05/12/2016
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Just wanted to share with anyone out there struggling with this seriously irritating fungus, ie ringworm. I'm currently battling it. It for some reason has returned on the same finger for the third time. It has come in 14,2 and 2 year intervals. So the first two times I used nystatin that I got from the Dr. This time the nystatin didn't stop it. This time instead of a circle shaped rash I got one dot rash that every time I'd wet my hand, would spread to the skin nearby. I'd get more itchy dots-singular isolated bumps that didn't make a full circle but sometimes a curved trail of contiguous bumps. It felt and acted like ringworm but the ointment didn't seem to knock it back like before.

This time, after much prayer, I turned to essential oils. I used undiluted drops of turmeric essential oil which slowed it down, and lemon essential oil and geranium eo which helped to shrink down the rash, followed by unrefined coconut oil which also helped to keep back new spreading but upon washing my hand or bathing it would spread again. These oils were good but could not totally knock it down. I did all I could to keep it dry and to quickly dry it and reapply the oils but I was losing this battle because it was still spreading a little everyday on my finger.

Then I read about Oil of Oregano's use against ringworm in animals and thought to try it since I always keep a bottle of it in the house. There I found a most powerful tool against this severely irritating foe. Oil of Oregano knocked this fungus out like David did to Goliath. Bam! The first application of the Oil of Oregano caused immediate results! The raised rash deflated, the angry itch died hope was regained. Sure it burned and yeah the cracked skin oozed but the most importantly the beast is either dead or dying. No itch at all now. The skin on my finger was damaged by the ringworm so the color is dark and the surface is rough and flaky. Large dead pieces of skin were able to be removed yeah, it wasn't pretty...but time and the body's natural healing mechanisms will have to be depended on to regain full normalcy of the skin and that is fine by me. I'm patient and very ever so thankful and grateful that I tried the oil of oregano. It is for me a total game changer.

Oregano Oil can be taken internally. I usually take a few drops by mouth with water already in my mouth to avoid the burn from this potent oil. Once I took it by mouth during flu season to avoid sickness and it has kept me well when everyone in the house including my nursing baby was sick a few years ago. Thankfully it even helped the nursing baby to more quickly overcome her cold symptoms and she was most mildly affected than the other children. It's also good for stopping the pain caused by crohn's.

One of my family members took it during a bout with pain caused by an intestinal ulcer and within minutes felt no pain to our great surprise and relief. I suggest keeping this precious oil in your home and looking deeply into how it can help you and those for whom you have influence.

Swimming in the Ocean
Posted by J-dub (Ca) on 03/02/2016
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The Ocean is by far the best remedy we have used! We were using coconut oil which was working but slowly, then we went in the ocean and WOW......HUGE improvements! It is my daughter who has ring worm on her leg. It is a pretty big one too because we ignored it for about 3 months thinking it was just a dry skin condition. When we go to the ocean, she is too little to go in but we stand there and let the waves wet her leg as they come on shore. It doesn't take much, maybe her leg getting wet 10 times as she stands on the shore and the results are amazing! Luckily we live about 10 minutes from the beach. We don't have time to go every day but we have been going about every 3 days and putting coconut oil on it in between visits, but the ocean is definitely helping greatly. I cannot emphasize how much it helps. It's magic.

Posted by Shakerah (Chicago, Il) on 09/07/2012
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Lime!!! Lime!!!

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!

Clear Nail Polish
Posted by Tiff (San Jose, Califonia) on 03/25/2011
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I'm going to be very clear. Clear nail polish is the only thing that works! I have had ring worm on and off for the past 12 years, and I've tried everything you can name from perscriptions, over the counter creams, home remedies, bleach, anything you can name. I just recently saw that people were recomending clear nail polish, and the next day it started to fade away, faster then anything I have tried before. Don't let ringworm be in your way!

Clear Nail Polish
Posted by Anquetta (Tupelo, MS) on 09/04/2008
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My son had ringworm and the best thing thatworks is clear nail polish. Clean the area with peroxide and put two coats (small) on the area and in about 3 days the ringworm will be gone.. trust me .. IT REALLY WORKS.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Cormac (Perth, Australia) on 04/15/2023
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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.

Apple Cider Vinegar and a Penny
Posted by Kraig (Phoenix) on 08/08/2017 12 posts
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Soak a penny in apple cider vinegar for at least 30 minutes and place on ringworm. Cover with a cotton ball that has also been dipped in the vinegar and tape. Leave overnight. As a wrestling coach who sees this frequently, I've found this treatment to have the quickest results.

Posted by Dee (Nc) on 08/01/2015

Amy, ringworm is NOT a viral infection...it's a fungal infection, and you need antifungal medications, either over the counter or prescription, to kill it.

Aloe Vera
Posted by Victor (Australia) on 09/06/2014
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I started with a small circle on my right groin about 3 months months ago. I used virtually all OTC antifungals, none worked at all, which was very strange as previous experiences with fungus lasted 2 weeks at most and didn't have any problem clearing, they were a matter of put on the cream and forget, pretty much. This time it's been different from the start. One night, about 2 weeks ago, I even applied ACV like mad, till it bled, only to see a large rash on my corresponding thigh the morning afterwards; I reckon spores were released in huge amounts and all went to what was closest to them. Slowly but steadily that creepy thing is spreading on my two thighs and about 2 days ago on my left forearm. Now I've very very concerned, I don't want to have ringworm on my torso, face, etc. I've also tried several home remedies such as coconut oil (seemed to work but it's way too oily), Absorbing Jr Extra Strength (didn't work at all), Vicks Vaporub (same, didn't work), soaps with tea tree oil (apart from the nice smell, nothing), antidandruff shampoo (nothing either).

What does seem to work for me is Aloe Vera. After only 2 days on my forearm and that thing seems completely controlled, if not gone already. After the first application it stopped spreading; I reckon in the same way as clear nail polish seems to work, Aloe Vera suffocates ringworm and eventually kills it. Caveat: the infection on my forearm was very very recent, I've also applied generous amounts of AV to my groins and legs but probably because it's quite worse there it's taking way longer to see results.

Something very important to take into account is that ringworm may seem and act different depending on the part of the body affected. On my forearm I mostly saw circular shapes with borders of slightly darker, reddish skin, whereas on my thighs and groins it's slightly thickened skin in circular shapes, sometimes with several pustules (which I am yet to see on my forearm).

Aloe Vera
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 10/17/2017

  • 4 Tablespoons carrier oil (olive, castor, coconut or a combination)
  • 1 teaspoon tea tree oil
  • 1 teaspoon lavender oil

~Mama to Many~

Tinea Capitis
Posted by Tg (Central Florida) on 04/26/2016

Try shampooing an anti-fungal soap with essential oils.I would use it every day it is very gentle and do a whole body wash. Leave it on your scalp and body for 5 minutes each use for max benefit before rinsing.

Rinse you hair with 1 part apple cider vinegar to 3 parts water.

If your hair comes out anything less than fabulous this is because you have been using shampoos or treatments or coloring with sulfates. It is important to eliminate those. I never put anything on my skin that I couldn't eat.

It may take a half dozen washes but once the sulfates are out you will be thrilled.

When not fighting fungus I use organic castle soap. You will love the ACV rinse so alkalizing and healthy!! Consider switching to henna for color but know you can''t switch back again to commercial coloring.

I am in my late 50s and without sulfates and with henna my hair is thicker and more lustrous than when I was in my 20s!!!

False Ringworm
Posted by Linda (Yucaipa, California) on 09/09/2012

False Ringworm. My husband has been battling with what the doctors thought was ringworm. Tried all the home and doctor remedies but none worked for more then a day or so if at all and then it started to spread and some of the sores became infected. It started on his arms moved to the torso then his legs. Turns out there is a Eczema that looks just like ringworm. It's called "Nummular Dermatitis". There are pictures and discriptions on the web. Hope this helps someone.

Clear Nail Polish
Posted by Corinna_bella (Sydney, Australia) on 01/09/2010
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This is not the most natural remedy but it certainly works.

Use a cottontip to wipe ringworm with nailpolish remover (or apple cider vinegar works if you are chemical concious but nail polish remover works best) and then cover the area with clear nail polish (use one of the eco friendly brands if you are concerned about the chemicals)

Reapply the clear nailpolish every couple of hours and it will disappear in 2-3 days.

I tried everything and this worked a dream. Aparently the nailpolish suffocates the bacteria

Oregano Oil
Posted by Holy Grail (Nashville Tn) on 01/01/2023
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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.

Fig Tree Sap
Posted by Allison (Houston, Texas) on 11/21/2021
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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!