Hello T-Fans, I believe some of us has had one or two experience with this skin disease called 'Ringworm'. Unlike its conventional name, it doesn't mean a worm is actually the cause of this disease, it is just like blaming chickens for causing chickenpox, though ringworm is contagious and can spread from pet to human. Also it is not caused by any known parasite. Ringworm is actually a skin condition that is caused by a fungus called 'Tinea'. |
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Normally a Ringworm patient will suffer from red itchy scaly patches all over their skin, and as time goes by it takes the shape of several rings or better still a circle, which lives on dead skin tissues such as; hair and nails. Though it is the most common on the arms and scalps. Apart from the above-listed parts, you can actually get ringworm across anywhere of your skin, and this includes the face. The only good thing about this skin disease is that, it responds well to home remedies.
Home Remedies / Medications For Treating Ringworms.
✓ Aloe Vera:
The majority of us will also agree with me that this herbal plant is well renowned for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. And I am certain there are lots of medicinal statistics to back up the healing properties of this plant. Aloe vera has been proven to cure ringworm and also soothe the symptoms of discomfort, itching, and inflammation. All you have to do is break up a piece of aloe vera and rub it's natural gel directly across the affected fungus area.
This yellow plant is a member of the ginger family, it possesses numerous health benefits such as; anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it is also a home remedy used for treating arthritis. All you have to do is mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder, with little amount, of water, or better still little coconut oil, mix until it becomes like a paste, then apply directly on the infected skin and leave it to dry.
✓ Coconut Oil:
This so happens to be a highly effective home remedy for ringworm and other fungi infections like; Candida. The reasons are not far fetched seeing how coconut oil possesses both antifungal and microbial properties which can be used to soothe the itching and irrigation of ringworm. All you have to do is heat the coconut oil either with a gas cooker or microwave, until it turns into liquid form, after which you apply over the affected area, this process should be carried out three (3) times daily until it heals.
This can also be used for treating ringworm seeing how rich it is in bioactive compounds such as; Allicin. The compound possesses some antifungal properties that can help soothe and heal the infection. All you have to do is get about 3 cloves of garlic, crush or better still grind these cloves together till it becomes a paste, then proceed to apply directly over the affected areas and leave for fifteen (15) minutes before washing it off. Repeat this step daily till it heals.
✓ Oregano Oil:
This is yet another effective antifungal extracts that can be used to treat a fungal skin infection, athlete foot, and also ringworm. All you have to do is mix two (2) to three (3) drops of oregano oil with a carrier oil such as; olive oil or coconut oil, and apply directly to the affected area three (3) times daily.
✓ Tea Tree Oil:
This is yet another bioactive compound, that possesses both antifungal and antibacterial properties, also it has also proven to be effective in the treatment of fungal skin infection. If you have got sensitive skin all you have to do is dilute the tea tree oil in a carrier oil such as; sweet almond oil or coconut oil, get a cotton ball swap and dip into the mixture, then apply directly on the affected area. Should you not have sensitive skin, simply apply the tea tree oil directly on the affected part, with the aid of cotton wool, threw times daily.
Ringworm is highly contagious, and it is easily spread when you are in contact with someone who is infected with it. These effective home remedies can help you manage and treat ringworm infection while you are in the comfort of your home. Should symptoms persist after two weeks, it is imperative you see a doctor so as to unveil any underlying dermatological issues.
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