What are natural home remedies for ringworm?

I read somewhere about using vinegar. Does it make any difference what kind of vinegar is used?



    Hi Mills

    Here are some remedies. The garlic concept is highly effective because it kills all fungi.

    Aromatherapy: Topical applications of rosemary, tea tree, lavender, geranium, peppermint, thuja, and/or thyme can be helpful.

    Diet: Avoid all sugars, alcohol, processed foods, and foods to which you are allergic or sensitive (screen for food allergies). Also avoid wheat and dairy products, and eat plenty of organic, fresh vegetables, as well as garlic and onions, both of which act as natural antibiotics. In addition, drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day.

    Herbs: To speed healing, apply a paste made of equal parts myrrh powder and goldenseal powder mixed with a little water.

    Homeopathy: Useful remedies include Sepia, Arsen alb., and Graphites.

    Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients are recommended: garlic capsules and probiotic substances such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria, vitamin A, vitamin B-complexB-complex, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, vitamin E, bee pollen, evening primrose oil, citrus seed extract (orally and applied topically), and colloidal silver (applied topically).

    Topical Treatment: Tape or bandage a thin slice of garlic directly over the affected area for several days.

    Best of health to you

  • Jaded

    It is so easily treatable with fungus medication that has been proven to be effective (and fungus cream has no odor) I can’t imagine how long you would have to bathe in vinegar or garlic before it started to work, if if even does. We hear so many stories on a daily basis of "home remedies" or "natural " products and they always end up coming into the office anyway to be treated.. If you want to get rid of it the fastest and easiest way, just buy some Lotrimen cream and apply it as directed or see your Dr.

  • Brittany

    Home Remedies for Ringworm

    Tips 1:

    Rub a slice of freshly cut raw Papaya on the patch.

    Tips 2:

    Make a powder with Mustard seeds. Add some water and make a paste. Apply on the patch till it clears up.

    Tips 3:

    The juice of Holy basil leaves to be applied on the patch 2-3 times.

    Ringworm Home Remedies:

    Submitted by Monie at 2006-06-04 22:56:40
    Try using bleach! Put a dab of bleach on the q-tip (it may sting but thats just for a few seconds) Continue this for a couple of days and its finally gone!
    rating: 7 (13 votes)

    Submitted by Megan at 2004-11-16 16:50:11
    cover you entire infected area with nail polish, any kind works but I reccomend clear.This remedy ,used constistantly ,will cause the ringworm to suffocate .
    rating: 5 (131 votes)

    Submitted at 2005-10-30 12:20:22
    after weeks of using otc creams and lotions and sprays i started search for alternative treatments. i read about the nail polish technique. being a male i was not about to go out and purchase nail polish even if it was clear. I had new-skin liquid bandage at home and used this over the otc cream, it cleared the ringworm within 2 days.
    rating: 5 (7 votes)

    Submitted by chanel at 2005-06-11 12:02:46

    Cut a lime and dip the inside part in salt and scrub the infected area (tingles a little) after that rince the infected area with water and apply Blue Cream can be purchased at your local drug store. Ive had ringworm twice and this helped. you can also use hydrocortisone cream. the key thing you want to do is to dry that pesky worm away.
    rating: 5 (16 votes)

    Submitted at 2006-02-24 15:47:52
    Forget creams and all the other rubbish ‘doctors’ will prescribe. Tried them all – keeps coming back.

    Try SEA SALT BODY SCRUB (From a body shop type of store).

    I had a really bad case over my entire body – for years. Completely cured with 2 apps.
    rating: 5 (4 votes)

    Submitted at 2006-07-22 21:52:54
    I had two areas infected with ringworm recently, and being moderately vain in character, I needed to clear them up lickety-split.
    I had perused several home-remedy pages, and tried using the saltpack/saltwater method, with no success. I had caught my ringworm early, though, and tried still.
    I found an effective cure, and it sorted it out within days, but it is somewhat climate dependant. I went to the beach in 90 degree weather, and let the sun pound on the infected area for a good couple hours. When I got back home, I simply out-of-the-blue decided to try using essential oil of Rosemary on the ringworm. I used a high-grade essential oil, put plenty on a cotton wad, and applied it to the affected area (about the size of a quarter) and left it on all day, repeating this at night. There was a miniscule burning sensation, but not unbearable in the least.
    By the second day, it had dried up and dried off (the outer ring), and I repeated the application for several days afterward, also getting sun when possible. It has worked like a charm.
    Good luck, folks!

    rating: 5 (2 votes)

    Submitted at 2005-08-06 23:51:28
    soak cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide (the brown bottle) and rub affected area vigerously. Apply neosporin right after cleaning.
    rating: 4 (19 votes)

    Submitted by Jennifer at 2005-07-17 16:39:33
    To get rid of ringworm put athlete’s foot cream on the area…
    It work because it kills fungus and ringworm is a fungus..
    rating: 4 (14 votes)

    Submitted at 2006-06-13 08:10:33
    Purchase from Walmart, 100% tea tree oil (5% cineole, 35% Terpinen-4ol) and Nu Skin liquid bandage to cover it, (it is easier to remove than nail polish and won’t cause an allergic reaction). Do this 2-3 times a day. You will see results in days the ringworm should be dried up. Continue to use for 2-3 weeks even after infection clears up. If you are still itchy use Blue Star ointment, which can also be purchased at Walmart.
    rating: 4 (8 votes)

    Submitted by shaunna at 2005-09-04 21:20:23
    put a spoon in the freezer for about a day then put it to the spot/spots this worked for my 4 kids fast
    rating: 3 (9 votes)

    Submitted at 2006-03-01 04:00:53
    Use athletes foot cream or yeast infection cream. Anything anti-fungal.
    rating: 0 (0 votes)

    Submitted by Mary Taylor at 2006-06-22 00:57:24
    My son had ringworm on his thigh. he had used prescription and otc antifungals, but the ringworm never cleared up. I gave him a tube of prepared Wasabi paste (Japanese horseradish)and told him to rub it on the spots in the morning and before going to bed. It totally cleared the ringworm. Two years later he got ringworm on his waist. The Wasabi cleared it totally again.
    rating: 0 (0 votes)

    Submitted by DayCareTeacher at 2006-07-04 10:06:11
    I work at a daycare and I found out when I got ringworm from a student that the best cure was to wash the area daily with Sulfer Soap.
    Cleared it up quickly and I still wash with this soap to prevent getting it again.
    Don’t let children play in dirt. Especialy dirt that has been soaked in standing rain water. Wash children’s hands and bath them after they play outside.
    rating: 0 (0 votes)

    Submitted at 2006-09-12 08:41:23
    the best thing for ringworm is simple. (trust me i live on a ranch and im a livestock vet) go to your feed, tack and supply store and ask for CAP 50. mix with water as indicated on the bottle and it will be gone in 2 days. if you have livestock, spray the animals enclosure and this will help keep ringworm away.
    rating: 0 (0 votes)

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