My cat has Ringworm. I have been treating him for a week with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and Extra Virgin Coconut oil. He has it over his eye between the eye and the ear. I have also been spraying my entire house down daily with a 50/50 mix of ACV and water. Is there anything else I can do ??? The skin is red and inflamed and there is a smaller patch of BLACK scabby stuff near the larger red spot. He is a long haired cat so I clipped the hair to get to the spot. I have 2 other cats who seem to not be infected.... I also spray all the cats daily with the 50/50 mix. Any advise ???? Thanks, Karen
(Hope, B.c., Canada)
Try Betadine or other iodine solution and Cruex on ringworm. Worked very well when my cats had it, and then I caught it.
This is not "all natural" but it works. I got ringworm from my cat (he went to the vet for treatment, but I used my mom's home remedy). I dabbed bleach on the fungus twice a day and followed that up each time with athelete's foot medication (over the counter). Within 3 days it was gone, but I treated for four days to make sure!
Borax for ringworm on dog! Thank you Lord!
Finally healing and relief!
How much borax do you mix with water to spray carpets and furniture for ringworm? Our poor dog keeps getting infected again and I am not using bleach on carpeting.
My border collie has a thick, long coat and by the time I noticed that a big spot on her back was flaking badly, the ringworm had already gotten hold of several areas of her body. I believe she got it from swimming so much with my son this summer (being wet all the time).
I first tried organic coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree oil mixed in and liberally applied twice a day. I also bathed her in a tea tree oil dog shampoo every 2 or 3 days. She got colloidal silver in her water daily, as well. It helped, but was not knocking it out as fast as I thought it would and was messy with all that oil on her (she is a house dog).
After several weeks of this, I got on here and read about Borax laundry soap and decided to try that. So I mixed up about a half cup with a huge pitcher of warm water and dumped it on her in the bath, worked it into her coat, and let it sit on her for a few minutes before rinsing and then following with the usual dog shampoo I'd been using.
I was quite surprised to see that the spots looked much better the next day. The redness was pretty much gone and the swelling (the "rings") was down. So I decided to use that on her topically twice a day instead of the other stuff I'd been using. I put about a half teaspoon into a very small bowl, added about a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide (per this site), and the rest water. I applied twice a day and continued to bathe her every other day, mostly for the nasty flaking problem.
She is now much improved, with hair growing back, after a week of this, but I'm going to continue so that it doesn't come back. I also started giving her black walnut twice daily (one capsule mixed in with each meal) to treat from within.
I mix up some Borax with water in a squirt bottle and spray my carpet and rugs with it periodically, and I wash her bedding daily too, just in case. So far no one in my family has gotten it.
I told everyone I know about the Borax, especially those with kids, since ringworm is a common problem with them, and is so contagious. I wish everyone the best of luck!
Hi. I just want to say that I tried the coconut oil with my cat for ringworm by putting it on the lesions but it upset his stomach so I tried coconut milk it works just as good if not better and he didn't get an upset stomach so if your cat does getting upset stomach from the oil, do try the milk. It works ðŸ˜¸
One of our dogs had ringworm which was not diagnosed bc he bit himself bloody b4 anyone could make out what he actually had. He had many lesions of oozing, bloody then crusty skin and stank. That poor dog. We tried so many different things like Aloe Vera topically and internally, special and expensive food for skin allergies ( that's what the 3 different vets kept telling us it was), white vinegar etc. Nothing really helped long term. After years of agony, I finally saw a spot b4 Zeus could get to it. Now I had a picture to go by and was able to find out that it was ringworm.
Back then there was a post on EC that recommended using coconut oil daily, washing all bedding hot with bleach every other day, and mopping all areas in the house where he might have been laying with a 10% bleach solution. It also stated that it could take an awfully long time to get completely rid of it and to be sure to keep the cleaning and washing up for a while longer even after the last lesion has healed. I thought to myself how crazy the amount of work this is but had no other choice. I also thought that it might take at most 4 to 6 months. Luckily I was a homemaker so with 3 dogs who all used all 3 beds it took me about 5 hrs. (! ) every other day to wash all the bedding, vacuum and mop the beautiful open Floorplan (no, I did not once consider locking my sick dog up by himself in a room of his own) and most importantly wash Zeus and take extra time to massage all lesions with coconut oil and get the crusty, bloody, oozing, hairy stuff off. After about 6 months he seemed to be doing so much better that I eased up on the regiment a bit but was faced shortly after with another outbreak. In the end, it took me about 2 years to get a handle on the ringworm....no way I could have done this if I would have had a day job. This WAS my day job.
In the meantime, I have learned that that is why vets supposedly don't diagnose ringworm as there is no fast cure and it's so time intensive to get rid of that hardly anyone can do it.
Hello, My 3 month old kitten has ringworm on his face (whisher area, nose, and chin) so I have been applying virgin coconut oil to the sores. Tonight I accidentally got some coconut oil into his eye and his eye is now half-closed and looks teary. I feel so horrible and I don't know what I should do. I can't seem to find any information online about whether or not coconut oil is bad for a cat's eye. If someone knows what I should do, please help. Thank you!
Best for dog fungus. Coconut oil or coconut milk. Awesome.
(Pompano Beach, Fl)
I had ringworm without knowing what it was for years. From the feedback listed on this site I started to take coconut oil internally and externally to treat the skin fungus. I have used coconut oil on it for just under a week now and the condition is rapidly clearing up. The skin condition is almost completely gone and I recommend this treatment to those with similar conditions.
I wrote in the past that I used coconut oil to treat my cats Rhino Virus and ringworm. For myself I take 1 Tbs orally. I have used in on my hair before I wash it. My hair is so soft afterwards.It's great for dandruff. As for my cats I treated the ringworm topically and the rhino virus was treated orally. My cats seem to really like it. They get about a tsp orally. They like it liquid so I run it under hot water. My dogs get about 1 Tbs and they love it too. It has helped Yeast on the skin and allergies. I work as a groomer so I try it for several skin problems.
Dear Earth Clinic My cat was diagnosed with ringworm by my Vet. We tried a prescription ointment but when we tried to put it on the cat ran and hid. Next we tried an oral prescription that didn't help and then two others. The last one seemed to work but was outrageously expensive. After about a year the cat again had the ringworm in the same spot so we invested in the outrageously expensive oral prescription again and it started working but failed to get rid of the ringworm. We had already gone through all the remedies that the vet could give us. We then did lots of research on alternatives. The end result was to try the Virgin Coconut Oil that we have here for us. I let the cat sniff it first then when she didn't run away I put it on every day and in about a week it was gone and it hasn't come back. Hopefully the cat will never get this fungus again but if she does we will be putting on the Coconut Oil.
(West Palm Beach, Fl)
I agree totally with the idea of collodial silver for ringworm. I make my own by the quarts and use it on both chihuahuas who were eat up with ringworm! We have been through hell with this for 5 years. I just put it into a spray bottle and spray them several times a day and then use medicated body powder on top of it and they are quickly recovering! Nothing seems to work for them except collodial silver spray and I have tried everything! I put an e-collar on them to keep them from licking themselves. As for myself, I have been to 10 doctors and I have gotten no help! It seems that they all want to diagnose me with everything but the ringworm so I have suffered a lot of pain and anxiety! I read somewhere online about fungal infections being a 10 million dollar business for the pharmaceutical companies! I now understand why they don't to help me because it is a big money maker....so sad for the people out there like me that have to suffer and receive no help.
I adopted a feral cat with FIV. Within about 6 months he contacted ringworm from the carpeted hallway in my apartment building, which he likes to explore. My other cat also got it, and I applied apple cider vinegar a few times and he got better. My feral cat would not let me near him with apple cider vinegar, nor could I bathe him. His entire belly was scaly and bald and red, while his nipples looked extremely irritated. I bought some colloidal silver and sprayed it about 10 or 20 times into his wet food daily. After less than a month his hair started growing back and the itching and irritation subsided significantly. I did have to lower his doses because he developed nausea. Although all of his hair hasn't grown back yet after about three months, he is essentially cured.