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Despite its name ringworms has no connection with any worm. Ringworms is a skin condition caused by a fungus. It is estimated more than 20% of people will have this skin infection at some stage of their lives. This is a highly contagious condition and target people with low immunity and young kids. It mostly appears on scalp, arms, and legs. Ringworms grow into the circular patch and make your skin red and scaly. Jock itch and athlete’s foot both are the common form of ringworm fungal infection.
But, don’t worry! You can get rid of ringworms with easy-to-administer home remedies. We have put together a list of top 5 powerful home remedies that will help you to cure ringworm infection.
Do you know garlic contains a compound called allicin that works as an antimicrobial agent? Its powerful anti-fungal properties will help to kill ringworm causing fungus. To use garlic against ringworm, take few garlic cloves and make a paste by crushing them. Add few drops of coconut oil in the paste and apply it directly to the affected skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with water. Dry the area using a soft towel. Repeat daily until you notice an improvement.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is very effective against many skin conditions including ringworms infection. Because of its anti-infective and antifungal properties, apple cider vinegar will eliminate ringworm by killing fungus and bacteria on the skin. Soak a cotton ball in undiluted apple cider vinegar and place it on the affected area. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Repeat many times in a day for a week.
Being used for thousands of year aloe vera has many medicinal properties. It powerful antiseptic abilities help to treat burns and many skin ailments. It contains an antifungal agent that remove ringworm caused by fungus. Extract fresh aloe vera gel from a leaf. Apply the gel to ringworm patch and cover with gauze. You will experience an immediate relief. Repeat 3 to 4 times in a day.
Turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin that provides relief from itching sensation and speeds up your healing process. Being antiseptic it preventing the growth of many microorganisms responsible for ringworm. Take a tablespoon of turmeric powder and create a paste by adding a few drops of water. Apply this directly to ringworm and leave it on for 20 minutes. Repeat this twice until the ringworm is gone.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is probably the best home remedy to treat ringworm infection. Its powerful antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties help to kill bacteria, fungus, and even viruses. Using a cotton ball apply tea tree oil on the rash. If you have a sensitive skin then dilute the tea tree oil with essential oil. Leave it on and repeat twice daily. It will provide relief from irritation and discomfort.
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