Ringworm
Natural Remedies

Natural Ringworm Treatment

Over the Counter

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Posted by S (Nashville, TN) on 04/12/2009 3 posts
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Margaret Alice
(Fl)
08/01/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I was told to use athlete's foot cream. I think it is working. I tried lots of stuff but this is the best. No itch.

Replied by KT
(Usa)
08/02/2015

Hi Margaret, Thought I would let you know our nurse practitioner told me I could use the OTC miconazole cream when our daughter picked up ringworm at a public swimming pool. It worked.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
08/03/2015

Hello Margaret,

Re "ringworm"....

The OTC suggestion is good...I've used Lamisil very successfully.

Replied by Margaret Alice
(Fl)
08/03/2015

2 days almost clear no itch Just great. Athlete's foot cream I used Equate. I had a very large ring on my neck, now it is almost all gone I feel sure it will all be gone very soon. I was told to use it for 7 days. Good luck to you all.

Replied by Ron
(Verona Pa)
08/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have used Lotrimin many times for Athlete's Foot and recently Ringworm. It could possibly be that all the time that I had athlete's foot, it could have actually been ringworm. I've recently been battling ringworm. (twice within the last 6 months or so) I think that last time I just hadn't applied long enough. It was gone within a couple of weeks, but when it disappeared, I quit treatment. I have used it just as the directions explain, once in the morning and once in the evening. I really didn't wash the infected area every time and it still worked well.


Over the Counter
Posted by Debbie Laman (Little Rock, AR/USA) on 11/19/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Ozonated Olive Oil

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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.

Replied by Betty
(CA)
05/11/2022

Thanks for posting this info!

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

Jgny
(Thousand Islands)
05/12/2022

Where do you get the ozone olive oil?

Betty
(CA)
05/12/2022

purO3 brand.


Paleo Diet

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Posted by Priscilla (Columbia, Md) on 01/02/2016
4 out of 5 stars

I have had ringworm all my life. It only happens when the outside temperature drop below 60. When I went on the Paleo diet for 30 days my ringworm when away. I also use black cumin seed oil. It takes the itching away very fast and dries it up. But it will come back. But as long as I eat paleo the ringworm stays away. Basically eating fresh is very easy and I never felt better.


Paper Ash Residue

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Posted by Sheldon007 (Spring, Tx) on 02/21/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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

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Posted by Red Robyn (Tx) on 07/26/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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

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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.


Pennies in Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Star (Towanda, Pa) on 02/12/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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

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Posted by Betty (Ottawa, Canada) on 09/03/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.


pH

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Posted by RC (LA) on 09/13/2021
1 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by ORH
(TEN MILE, TN)
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====


Potassium Permanganate

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Posted by Nicholas (Edison, Nj) on 03/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I had a severe case of ringworm in 1959 when I was in the army. They gave me big pills of potassium permanganate. In the evening I dissolved one pill in water and soaked my feet in it for about 10 minutes. I did it every day, once a day, and it took less than 2 weeks to kill the ringworm--totally healed. It has never bothered me since.


Remedies That Didn't Work

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Posted by T3 (Chicago, IL) on 01/04/2009
1 out of 5 stars

I took baths with the vinegar stuff and that didn't work, athlete's foot creme, not working, back to applying the vinegar. I do not have itching or dark rings around the circle, i don't see any white in between. Dr. said fungi, the ointment didn't work either. Now years later, no job or insurance still, I'm at a loss. Spreading more, now to my legs which, I do not touch the bumps then my legs. Now what about our insides, how are we being affected? I heard we need a anibiotic as well.

Mom thinks garlic pills everyday will help. If I can't reach on my back and the others do go away, I think it will come back. But when I took baths everyday in it, that didn't work anyway. It is ugly and embarrasing, can't ever let anyone see them. I also from coming back from FL started getting like heat rashes or bumps every time I sunbathed. I didn't have that in FL, or would I had I stayed. So I have 2 battles now and no insurance. I"m worried about my insides and my vision, is what I heard. I'm already half blind anyway, so this is not helping matters. Man, I stink of vinegar right now, everyone will be looking at me.

Replied by GJ
(Springfield, Ohio)
01/04/2009

T3from Chicago, are you sure what you have is ringworm? I have a niece who was told she had everything from ringworm to dermatitis to eczema. Much like you she battled it for several years with it spreading to different areas of her body. Certain foods and heat and sun exposure made it worse. Finally one very alert Pediatric Rheumatologist recognised her skin condition as Skin Lupus, confirmed by a skin biopsy.


Remedies That Didn't Work
Posted by Kevin (LA, US) on 05/20/2008
1 out of 5 stars

ringworm -- what has not worked for me: hydrogen peroxide, garlic, lamasil, vinegar, ashes. 5 failures


Remedies That Didn't Work
Posted by Ship (Wilmington, OH) on 12/15/2006
1 out of 5 stars

i have had ringworm since march of 2006 when i was crawling around a manure spreader for some photography shots. i first tried cutting it off and placing bleach on it at the recommendation of a wrestler. THAT HURT!! and it went away...for the summer. i suppose there were traces on my boots or something because in the fall it came right back, and it was spreading - three on each leg!. >so i steeped thyme and used the "tea paste" 2x a day, but that merely left it stagnant. it didn't grow but it didn't go away. i moved on to ginger, and instead of brewing it, i cut slices and taped it with duct tape to the spots. that was good until i went jogging and started sweating. o no! now i have ringworm and some crazy rash all around it caused by duct tape and sweat. i think i will try the cider vinegar solution and disinfect my boots and all my socks and pants. the end, or is it?

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
383 posts

A ringworm won't die. Their weakness is a saturated solution of borax and 1% hydrogen peroxide. It is a strong form of fungus. An alkaline form is more effective in the long run. If you want to really kill there is also another way, available at your local aquarium retail outlets everywhere. The anti algae bottle to control algae in fish tanks are often a solution of copper sulfate or a buffered form of copper chloride. Those are applied two or three time to the area and repeated weekly application should be more than enough. They outperform all doctor's med on fungus treatment and for less than 1/20th of the price. Fungus and ringworms major weakness are borax, and copper. There are others, but this would be best tested so far. A borax and copper solution is another possibility. Basically you will add saturated borax to the anti-algae bottle, (often it is light transparent blue in color, usually it is copper sulfate - but they don't label as such, but this is usually the case). The apply this solution to the feet or areas where there is ringworm for external application only. As far as I know this has worked better than any doctors med for topical ringworm applications.

Replied by Mylisa
(California)
12/05/2015

Hi! Apple Cider Vinegar WITH the Mother will work but you have to apply it daily, several times a day AND eliminate all sugar you can from your diet. Look up an anti-candida (yeast) dietary plan. It's tough but it works. And Antibiodics will make it [email protected]!! NOOOOOO antibiotics unless you want to have more resistance to killing it for good. Also wash all your bedding and clothing well and keep washing your hands well too. It's a nightmare and takes forever to cure. YOu can also ask your DR. for an antifungal which is my next step. Coconut oil works too, unrefined but it's messy so use a shower cap over night. I haven't tried it yet but in small amounts but know it works from friends. Good luck!!! See a Naturopath instead of a regular DR. if you can too. :) They know what they're doing. Most of them anyway. :)


Reptile Light

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Posted by Lynn (Ann Arbor, Michigan) on 01/27/2012
5 out of 5 stars

My son has had recurring ringworm in a couple spots (thigh and forearm). It always seems to flare up in the fall and get better when he can get sun on it (which is nearly impossible in a Michigan winter). We decided to try a reptile light bulb available at a pet store (it has UVA and heat). We put the bulb in a small lamp fixture and he held his arm above it for 10-15 minutes a day and it worked like a charm. He was also using the Absorbine for the week or so prior to this, and that helped somewhat, but the reptile light really made a difference. The skin was clear after 5 or 6 days.



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