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Troubled by ringworm? 5 natural remedies to cure the common fungal infection

 

Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection which is quite common during summers. Try these 5 natural remedies to get rid of the skin problem.

Ringworm is a fungal infection which is caused by a type of fungus called tinea. It usually lives on your skin’s dead tissues, hair and nails. This skin condition leads to a red, scaly, itchy patch on your skin which over the time takes the shape of a ring. This is why it is known as ringworm’. This infection is most likely to happen anywhere on your skin, including your face.

What Are The Symptoms Of Ringworms?

One of the main symptoms which come with ringworm includes red, itchy, and scaly skin. Here are some other signs of the fungal infection. Also Read – Want to treat scalp acne? Go au naturel

A ring-shaped rash and overlapping rings
Scalp ringworm can cause scarring or permanent hair loss
Blister-like lesions and itching
Patches that develop blisters or pustules
Hairless patches of skin that appear circular

What Are The Causes Of Ringworms?

As mentioned above ringworm is a contagious infection and can easily spread by these reasons.

Skin-to-skin contacts like hugs or handshakes with people who are suffering with this skin condition.

Sharing objects such as brushes or combs.

Coming in contact with animals or pets such as dogs and cats who are infected.

Exposure to Dermatophytes i.e. skin fungi

What Are The Treatments For Ringworms?

In most cases, ringworms don’t last over a few weeks. However, it is recommended that you visit your doctor for an examination. Dermatologists may prescribe antifungal medications which include Lotrimin cream, Cruex spray powder, Mycelex, Pedesil (clotrimazole) Desenex topical powder, Fungoid cream, and Micatin cream. In case, you couldn’t find these medicines during the current lockdown, you may try a few natural remedies.

Try Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains strong antifungal properties. Therefore, it may work wonders in treating ringworm.

How to

Soak a cotton ball in undiluted apple cider vinegar
Brush the cotton ball over your skin.
Do this three times per day.
Pick Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been an age-old formula to treat ringworms. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties.

How to

Apply tea tree oil directly using a cotton ball or swab to the affected area.
Do it 2-3 times per day to get the desired results.
If you have sensitive skin, you can dilute the tea tree oil in coconut oil, which has its own antifungal benefits.
Opt For Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has both microbial and antifungal properties that can help treat ringworm infections.

How to

Warm the coconut oil either in the microwave or in your hand until it becomes liquid.
Then apply it directly to the affected area. It will absorb into the skin quickly.
Apply it at least three times daily.

Apply Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice which has medicinal properties, including antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also effective in fungal infections.

How to

Mix fresh-ground turmeric, or the turmeric spice, with a small amount of water and stir the mixture until it becomes a paste.
Apply it to your skin and leave it on until it dries.
You can also drink turmeric water or turmeric tea daily to get the internal benefits.
Choose Aloe Vera
Aloe verahas anti-inflammatory properties. It can treat the ringworm and may soothe symptoms of itchiness, and discomfort.

How to

Apply aloe vera gel directly to the area.
Do this at least three times daily.

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    Ringworm is a fungal infection which is caused by a type of fungus called tinea. It usually lives on skin’s dead tissues, hair and nails, symptoms that come with ringworm includes red, itchy, and scaly skin
    It’s can be treated with the following:
    Tumeric
    Apple cider oil
    Coconut oil
    Aloe Vera
    Pick Tea Tree Oil

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