How do you cure ringworm?
The steps to curing ringworm depend on how far the infection has progressed. If the skin has begun flaking and has open sores, it is most often infected. At this point it is essential that proper medical services be sought. The patient will probably have to take antibiotics to counter the infection, followed by creams, ointments, and oils to kill the fungus.
However, if the fungus is caught early enough, then curing ringworm is a relatively simple process. The subject simply must apply special creams and oils, most often recommended by a pharmacist.
Note: Ringworm is highly contagious, so to fully heal from any stage of ringworm, a subject must make sure to do the following:
- Keep a clean and dry environment for their wound. Keep it non-humid.
- Prevent cross-contamination. Subject should rigorously wash any surface that may be contaminated to prevent re- contamination. Effective methods of killing the tinea fungus include bleaching clothing, bedsheets, etc.
No, this can cure warts, but not ringworm. Ringworm is a tinea species, and clotrimazole, as well as other remedies, help treat this. Consult your doctor for your specific situation. Edit: ACTUALLY, yes, this type of topical wart remover contains a large amount of salicylic acid, which has anti-fungal properties and as such, can and will cure various types of ringworm with continued application. It should not be used on very small children with a…
The cause of ringworm is a number of different fungi and not to a "worm" at all. The cure for ringworm is to use an anti-fungal cream or a systemic fungicide such as fluticazone. Ring worm is very curable and commonly affects the scalp, the toes, the groin and other skin areas. Ringworm is caused by a fungus called Trichophyton rubrum. It can also be spread by dogs and cats.
Using baking soda with a little water to make a paste will stop the itching and can be used during a bath. This isn't a cure for ringworm. There is anti-fungal shampoo available with a prescription that can be used in the bath. Any athlete foot medication purchased over the counter can be used to treat ringworm because it is the same fungus as ringworm.
No, ringworm is a fungus not a bacteria. It needs to be treated with a fungicidal. In fact, there is a small chance using triple antibiotic cream may make it worse since antibiotic creams are usually made to kill bacteria only. If you kill all the bacteria in the area, it may kill the fungus's (ringworm) competition and allow it to flourish.
Taking vinegar internally with meals may improve digestion thereby strengthening bodily defenses. Using vinegar topically will mildly inhibit ringworm (fungal) growth. This is not a sure cure. However, common household bleach will cure ringworm. It is usually mixed with water; at least 9 parts water to 1 part bleach. Often 1 ounce bleach in a quart of water is sufficient. Weaker solutions need to be left on the skin longer. For athlete's foot (ringworm on…
Ringworm is a very common fungal infection of the skin, hair and nails. Ringworm can occur almost anywhere on the body. Ringworm of the feet is called Athlete's foot, ringworm in the genital area is called Jock Itch. Each location has its own "name". In most cases, it can be treated with over the counter antifungal creams (Go to the "foot section" of any local drugstore and you'll see several products that treat athlete's foot…