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.
When the prescription drugs and ointments provided temporary relief, there are natural treatments that do not cut into your savings.
N1. Applied 'tincture of Iodine' with a q-tip one a day and the ringworm was gone in a week. This may tint the skin and clothes.
N2. Application of Dettol antiseptic (the original old formula) stopped the fungal growth.
N3. Slightly warmed 100 ML mustard oil, added a teaspoon each of Turmeric powder and a red chilli powder. Mixed well and Stored in a bottle. Applied twice daily to stop fungus. This may tint the clothes.
S1. Lugol's solution: Washed the affected area with mild shampoo and applied twice daily to stop the fungal growth.
S2. If I wanted to avoid tinting or sensitivity, applied Tamarind extract 1:5 which is a potent fungicide and bactericide. Soaked 20 grams of Tamarind in 100 ML warm water, mashed and squashed, filtered and stored in the fridge for daily use.
S3. Slightly warmed 100 ML mustard oil, added a teaspoon of Turmeric and mixed well. Applied twice daily for fungus control. This may tint the clothes.
For ringworm I contracted at the gym or nail salon on my lower leg. Never having had it before, I had no idea what it was, at first I thought it was a spider or mosquito bite. But it didn't go away, then it became round and red, I saw pictures of ringworm online and it looked the same so I bought antifungal cream, used it for two weeks with no improvement, I went to the Dr and he gave me different antifungal cream, it also did no good after a week, and the circle got larger. I found this website by chance while I was researching the subject and I'm really glad I did. I've used several remedies suggested on this website and I want to add my experiences incase it could help someone else with this fungus. Absorbine jr. , apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil all worked by not letting it spread and for relief of itch.
Before I knew what it was, I was putting antibiotic ointment on it and covering it with a band aid and I think the moist environment strengthened the hold the fungus had on my skin. Anyway, I've been super diligent about disinfecting everything as well as loosely covering it at night with a 4''x4'' square of white cotton fabric and paper tape so it won't rub against the bed or sheets but is still able to breathe and stays dry. Plus I don't want to spread it to my husband or cat. I've been doing that for three weeks now, the first two with just the absorbine jr, then I started the tea tree oil, but it smells unpleasant so I went to apple cider vinegar, has been working great, I actually think it's almost cured. The vinegar made a layer of skin rub off after a couple days and it was pink and raw so I cut a piece of aloe vera off my plant, sliced it longwise and put it right on the raw part, then taped a piece of gauze dipped in vinegar over top the aloe and left it on all night, next morning it felt better and looked like the fungus is dying off and the healing is happening finally. I can't believe how difficult it's been to get rid of this, I hope any info I gave will help others. As others have suggested I'll keep treating the area for at least two weeks after it seems gone, I never want to deal with this horrible fungus again.
There are tons of remedies I for one currently have it... I have been studying the body for 5 years. This is horrible. Most common places to get ringworm a NEW animal... Cats, Rabbits, Puppies, Horses. Other places such as a public restroom with still water, dirty swimming pool, let's not forget a locker room. Ringworm is a tenia most common tinea is tinea pedis (athletes feet) if you have a new animal take them to your trusted vet just because you don't see it does not mean they do not have it. I bleached the entire house, got the medicine Ketoconazole it is in a tablet and a cream in the anti-parasite family (ringworm is a skin parasite), Hydroxyz for itching! The Itch Stopped There!! Get if in your case it's from an animal a LiME dip treatment bottle! DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON PRESCRIPTION PET MEDS!!!! Dip the pet use the cream and pills in just 2 days the infection starts to disappear! The meds are good ESP. If you are one allergic to a lot of medication this only side effect is drowsiness. And the line dip wear gloves, don't wear rings!!! I know this may be long but trust me more details the better.. Ifffff you are using at home remedies do NOT USE THE SAME FINGER TWICE ON DIFFERENT RINGS THAT HELPS THE INFECTION TO SPREAD!!!! USE DIFFERENT FINGERS THEN WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY!!!! I hope this helps!!!! Oh and lastly WASH BED CLOTHES IN HOOOOOT WATER!!!!
I tried this and the nail polish just flaked and sent contaminated fragments all over the room. It only seemed to make it bigger and the area more irritated.
I couldn't get the dry polish off completely so I just kept spreading it everywhere for a couple of days.
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.
put 2-3 coats of nailpolish on the ringworm, it will suffocate it and it will dissapear in less than a week. Try It!
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.
Hi I'm Andrew from cambridge, England. Neem oil is good for ringworm, as is home made calendula cream made with beeswax.
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 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.
Nu Skin Liquid Bandage
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.
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 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.
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.