A skin infection called dermatophytosis, commonly known as ringworm affects both the humans and animals. This fungal infection will affect in different parts of the body, for example on fingers, feet, scalp, face, toenails, skin etc. It is not caused by any worm and it is not a worm as insinuated by the name. But the rash occurred by the infection will have a red circular path just like a ring with a raised edge.
Dematophytosis is highly contagious and can spread via person to person, animals to humans by touch.

The main symptoms of ringworm include:

  • Itchy red colored raised edge with scaly patches.
  • Rash appearing like a ring.
  • Appearing bald patches
  • Crumbling of nails.
  • Discoloring of nails.
  • Unusual appearance of skin i.e. light color or dark color.
Preventive steps include:
  • Ring worm can spread from person to person, so avoid using all the belongings of other people like towels, bed sheets, clothes, bed etc.
  • Avoid sharing combs hair brushes, head gear, razors and other personal care items.
  • Keep common areas clean and disinfected.
  • The fungus that cause ringworm almost live in dirty and moist places, so keep your skin and feet dry and clean.
  • Wear your own sandals, slippers or shoes at common toilets, gyms and pools.
  • Ring worm can be passed from animals to humans, so avoid touching pets like cats and dogs.
  • Shampoo your hair regularly.
The fungal infections can be avoided by following the given preventive steps, but the skin diseases can be treated with proper medications.

Home Treatments to Get Rid Of Ringworm:

There are some natural kitchen treatments that are used to cure ringworm. Let’s open up your kitchen for quick and natural cures for ringworm-

Treatment# 1:

  • Make a smooth paste with some basil leaves and lime juice and apply it on the infected place for effective results

Treatment# 2:

  • Apply aloe Vera juice directly on to the infected area and repeat it until you see the problem go away.

Treatment# 3:

  • Repeated application of papaya seeds paste on the infected area for 10 to 15mins daily will gives quicker healing.

Treatment# 4: 

  • Apply pure Tea tree oil 3-4 times daily on the fungal infection until it is complete gone.

Treatment# 5:

  •  Make a fine paste with radish seeds and butter milk, apply it on the infected area like a mask. Repeat the process until it completely disappears.

Treatment# 6:

  • Massaging with sandal oil all over your body for 15mins daily, will keeps your skin away from many skin diseases. Also, it’s an excellent treatment for Wrinkles, acne, Skin burns etc…


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