Ringworms are highly contagious, meaning that they can be easily transmitted from one person to another when they come in close contact. It is caused by a fungus and usually causes an itchy rash on the skin. This is called ringworm. It appears to be a round patch that looks like a ring and thus the name “ringworm”. However, some ringworms are just plain itchy red patches that will appear on your skin.
Since it is itchy and contagious, it is important for us to know how to treat ringworm. As a matter of fact, this fungal infection can be treated with some home remedies for ringworms. There are a lot of ringworm treatments for humans. We have listed only a few here. A complete list is there at the website: livealittlelonger.com. The best part is that you don’t have to spend a lot on them. You can find them in your cupboards. Let us check some of these useful remedies:
As a fruit, papaya is delicious. When it comes to beauty regimen, papaya helps in whitening the skin. However, the powers of papaya are not only limited to its whitening properties but also on ringworm fungal infection. While using papaya for ringworms, simply follow these ways to ensure that your ringworm will disappear in no time:
Simply rub fresh papaya fruit on the area of the ringworm.
Make a paste using papaya seeds and the fruit’s flesh, and apply this to the ringworm.
Apply the papaya to the affected area 3 times a day, until the signs and symptoms are gone.
Myrrh is also one of the best home remedies for ringworms since it has antifungal properties and it helps in relieving the itchiness and irritation brought about by the ringworm. All you have to do is to following these simple steps:
Mix myrrh and golden seal in a few drops of water. The drops of myrrh and golden seal should equal the number of drops of the water too.
Place on the affected area.
Repeat for three times a day until infection is gone.
Many people have found colloidal silver very useful because of its antibiotic and antifungal properties. The process is simple:
Apply colloidal silver liquid or gel directly on the ringworm site.
Repeat twice every day until you can no longer see the ringworm.
Salt and Vinegar
Who would have thought that these two kitchen stuffs can treat ringworm? When both of them are mixed together, they help balance our skin’s pH level making it an effective home remedy in treating ringworm. However, you need to be careful in using this mixture as this may cause skin irritation.
Make a paste by mixing salt and vinegar together.
Apply directly on the ringworm and keep it there for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with water.
Do the procedure daily for a week.
Through its antifungal properties, holy basil is a good choice to fight ringworm infection. All you have to do are the following steps: