Stop The Itch! At-Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Ringworm

Ringworm is a skin condition caused by a fungus called tinea, and not by a worm or any other living parasite. It causes a red, itchy patch on your skin, and over time it will take the shape of a ring (this is where the name “ringworm” comes from).

This skin fungus can appear on any part of your body, but it’s most common on the arms and scalp.
Two years ago, I went to my uncle’s farm and played with his dogs, and three days later, an itchy and reddish circle appeared on the back of my knees. After another 2 days, the reddish circle caught a whitish crust and become even itchier, and my dermatologist suggested me to try natural remedies to get rid of this nasty fungus.
Not only that I got rid of that annoying itch, but the reddish circle disappeared in a few days along with its crust.

Below, I’ll share with you the complete list of natural remedies that can banish away ringworm from any part of your body.

1. Disinfect The Area With Soap And Water

  • When you have ringworm, you need to keep the area as clean as possible.
  • This helps prevent the further spread of the rash and helps keep the affected area under control.
  • Wash the affected area with water and antibacterial soap daily before applying other home remedies on top of it.
  • Dry the area thoroughly after showering, as moisture makes it easier for the fungus to spread.

2. Speed-Up Healing With Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Dilute raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water.
  • Soak a cotton ball in it and apply it on the affected skin.
  • Do this three times per day.
  • Also, mix 1-2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a little honey into a glass of warm water.
  • Drink this solution twice daily to help fight the infection from within.

3. Relief Symptoms Tea Tree Oil

  • Apply tea tree oil directly to the affected area two or three times per day with a cotton ball or swab.
  • If you have sensitive skin, it may be helpful to dilute the tea tree oil in a carrier oil like coconut oil, which has its own antifungal benefits.

4. Calm Down Irritation With Coconut Oil

  • Warm up coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds.
  • Apply it directly on the affected area and massage it to help the skin absorb it quickly.
  • Do this at least three times daily.
  • Put 1 tablespoon of warm coconut oil in a bowl.
  • Add half of a camphor tablet to it and let it sit for a few hours.
  • Apply the mixture to the affected areas two to three times daily to get relief from the infection.
  • Mix coconut oil and oregano oil in a 5:1 ratio.
  • Massage the oil blend on the infected skin.
  • Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  • Then, rinse it off with lukewarm water and thoroughly pat your skin dry.
  • Do this twice a day for at least 4 weeks.

5. Heal The Area With Turmeric

  • Extract the juice from grated, raw turmeric root. Apply the juice on the ringworm two to three times a day until the infection clears.
  • Alternatively, mix a ½ teaspoon of turmeric with enough olive oil to form a paste.
  • Apply it on the affected area.
  • Cover the area with a bandage or gauze if you wish to prevent getting turmeric stains on your clothes.
  • After 1-2 hours, rinse off the turmeric paste and reapply it.
  • Do this until the infection

6. Aloe Vera – Trusted Skin Healer

  • Aloe vera can treat the ringworm and may soothe symptoms of itchiness, inflammation, and discomfort.
  • You can find ointments with aloe vera or apply aloe vera gel directly to the area.
  • Do this at least three times daily.

7. Disinfect The Area With Oregano Oil

  • Mix a few drops with a carrier oil like olive or coconut oil, and apply it to the affected area three times per day.
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