7 home remedies to treat ringworm

Dealing with mashilingi

Ringworm on face(The Skin Skoop)

Ringworm can affect anyone but they are more common among children and people with the compromised immune system. And despite their name, ringworm are not caused by worms but by a fungus called Tinea. They are not unsightly but also itchy.

While you can get treatment from the hospital, you can also treat ringworm at home effectively. Check out some natural remedies:

1. Apple cider vinegar

Soak cotton wool in apple cider vinegar and rub it on the ringworm. It has antifungal properties will help clear the ringworm. Repeat the procedure three times a day until you see results.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel has antibacterial properties and a cooling effect that will relieve the itching. Apply it up to four times a day.

3. Garlic

It’s great for treating infections. Crush the clove to extract the juice then apply it on the affected area. However, the garlic may have a stinging effect so if it happens to you, just rinse it off immediately.

4. Turmeric

This wonder spice has multiple uses thanks to its antimicrobial properties.  Make a paste using water or coconut oil and turmeric then apply on the ringworm. Let it rest for a few minutes and rinse off when it’s dry.

5. Tea tree oil

Soak cotton wool in the oil rub it on the ringworm. The anti fungal properties will help get rid of the ringworm.

6. Coconut oil

If you can get pure coconut oil, great. Massage it on the affected area three times a day and the ringworm will fade away after some days.

7. Eucalyptus oil

Mix some eucalyptus oil with warm water and apply on the ringworm. Eucalyptus oil has anti-inflammatory as well as antimicrobial properties.

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