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Home Remedies For Ringworm | Tinea

What is Ringworm?

Ringworm is a general term for a common fungus infection on the skin. In scientific terms it is called ‘Dermatophytosis’. The infection is called ringworm, as it appears as round or ring like in shape. Pets, such as dogs or cats, may be a source of transmitting the disease to humans. Although ringworms are common among the children, any body can be affected by it.

Common Causes of Ringworm

• Through scratches or cuts in the skin

• Affects damp areas where sweating is common

• Using unwashed clothes or sharing combs of infected people

• Swimming pool

• Pets

Home Remedies for Ringworm

Tip 1:

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

Home Remedies for Ringworm: Papaya

Tip 2:

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

Home Remedies for Ringworm: Mustard Seeds

Tip 3:

The juice of basil leaves (Tulsi) to be applied on the patch 2-3 times a day.

Home Remedies for Ringworm: Tulsi

Tip 4:

Garlic is an anti-fungal food that has been used for innumerable health conditions including ringworms. Smash few pieces of garlic and rub it on the affected area daily till the patch heals and disappears.

Home Remedies for Ringworm: Garlic

Tip 5:

Turmeric has great natural antibiotic qualities. Extract the juice from fresh turmeric and apply onto the areas that are affected until you see the problem go away.

Home Remedies for Ringworm: Turmeric

Tip 6:

Vinegar and salt are a good combination for treating ringworms. Make a paste of vinegar and salt, apply it directly onto the ringworm patch and leave it for 5 minutes. Continue this method daily till the patch heals completely.

Home Remedies for Ringworm: Vinegar and Salt

Tip 7:

Lavender oil is yet another substance with powerful anti-fungal effects. Apply lavendar oil onto the affected area daily, the oil doesn’t simply stop fungi from developing, but actually kills the infection.

Home Remedies for Ringworm: Lavender Oil

Tip 8:

Tea tree oil is help in treating cuts, burns and various fungal infections like ringworms. Add several drops of tea tree oil in sterile cotton and apply it directly to the ringworm-infected area. Repeat this process three times per day till the infection goes away.