Ringworm is said to be contagious and can be caught from soil, animals or other people. There are 3 types of ringworm: tinea pedis for ringworm on feet, tinea cruris for ringworm on groin and tinea corporis for ringworm on body. Although this kind of disease doesn’t threat people’s life, it drives us to many inconvenience such as itchiness or inflammation. Therefore, it is vital to prevent ringworm from developing out of control right after its appearance.
Despite thought of many people, the treatment for ringworm is very simple and easy if we know to get the best out of many natural home remedies.
The battle with ringworm can be effectively sped up by using saltwater. Saltwater has ability to disinfect affected skin area and make the rash patches dry quickly. Should you not like using saltwater, it is possible to try sea salt paste. Some people even mix vinegar and salt paste for better outcome.
- Fill ½ spoons of salt with warm water, allow the solution to apply onto affected skin area for 1 hour then rewash with pure water
- Alternatively, mix 1 spoon of salt paste with 2 spoons of vinegar, leave the solution on your affected skin and wait for 5-10 minutes.
- Both ways should be taken 3-4 times a week
Lemongrass is always highly recommended for curing ringworm effectively thanks to its antibacterial and anti-septic properties. Natural lemongrass herb is widely used by Chinese, Indian and Brazilian as a kind of medicine. People can apply internally if lemongrass is processed into tea. Moreover, it is suggested that lemongrass oil be used externally. Quick treatment is usually seen when people choose using lemongrass to cure ringworm.
- Get lemongrass leaves crushed
- Mix them with butter milk to make lemongrass paste
- Allow the paste to apply onto affected area
- Wait for 20-30 minutes
- Wash off with pure water
If you want to try lemongrass oil, consult these following instructions:
- Use 3-5 drops of lemongrass oil with 2 teaspoons of carrier oil
- Apply the mixture onto your infected skin for 30 minutes
- Wash with pure water
- Repeat the process daily 4-5 times
3. Aloe Vera
People have been using aloe vera to fight against many diseases including ringworm for ages. Doctors agree that the antibacterial, anti-fungal as well as anti- inflammatory properties of aloe vera enable it to eliminate ringworm infections. Therefore, aloe vera is one of the most effective home remedies for ringworm.
- Get a slice of aloe vera leaf
- Find aloe gel within the leaf
- Apply the gel directly onto your affected area
- Use water to wash off
- Repeat the process 3-4 times a day
Myrrh is usually used a popular home remedy for ringworm. The discomfort caused by ringworm may be effectively reduced thanks to myrrh’s anti-septic, anti-fungal as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Not only is myrrh found in skin cream, it is also preferable ingredient of toothpaste as well as other cosmetic products.
- Allow the ringworm rashes to rinse with myrrh
- Alternatively, take out 8-10 drops of myrrh, mix it with a cup of water. After that, soak a cotton ball with the mixture and place it on your infected skin for about 20 minutes. Finally, wash off with clean water
5. Lavender oil
Lavender oil not only leaves your skin antidepressant and relaxed but also gets rid of ringworm well. The anti-fungal property found in lavender oil can kill fungi and treat ringworm effectively.
- Let lavender oil cover your affected skin area and allow it to absorb the whole amount of lavender oil
- In case your skin is so sensitive, mix lavender oil with carrier oil then apply it onto your infected skin area.