Ringworm affects people of all ages and is a common fungal infection of the skin. The microscopic fungus infects the skin and grows on it in the form of rings. This infection is very contagious and is mostly caused by contact from person to person or by using the infected person’s personal articles such as combs, brushes, towels and clothes.
The fungus thrives and lives on the outer layer of the dead skin in a warm moist area and spreads on the top layers of the hair and skin. It appears as a red rash characterized by a red ring of small blisters which spread outwards and cause severe itching. The skin becomes flaky and crusted.
Ringworm can spread from one part of the body to another and it generally affects the groin, scalp palms and soles of the feet.
How to Cure Ringworm Naturally
Neem is a wonder tree that has amazing healing and curative powers. Every bit of the tree; from the seeds to the flowers and from the bark to the leaves is full of empowering medicinal qualities that cure and heal a variety of diseases and ailments.
The leaves of neem are exceptionally rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties which destroy the infection and cure the diseased skin. Boil plenty of neem leaves in enough water to enable you to take a bath with it. Bathe with this water from head to toe twice daily. The infection will be banished and the ringworm will disappear within no time.
Neem oil is an ancient ayurvedic remedy used in the treatment of all types of skin infections and disorders. It repels all types of infections and kills all the microbes and fungi. Rub neem oil on all the affected areas twice daily to effect quick healing. The blisters will soon subside and the itching and soreness will disappear.
Aloe vera is another natural remedy that is very beneficial in the treatment of many diseases and disorders. Aloe vera has antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which deal with the ringworm infection most efficiently and prevent it from spreading to the other parts of the body.
Peel a leaf of aloe vera and remove the gel. Mix a few drops of neem oil with the gel and rub it all over the infected parts twice a day. The gel will mitigate the itching and soothe the skin.
Tea Tree Oil
Rub tea tree oil on the ringworm patches twice daily. The antiseptic and antifungal properties of tea tree oil will eradicate the fungus at the root of the infection. The itching will subside and the skin will stop flaking and peeling. The infection will totally disappear after a few days.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an age old remedy used in the treatment of a number of diseases and ailments.
The acetic acid found in this vinegar is full of antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory virtues which swipe away the infection and soothe and heal the skin. Apply cider vinegar to all the ringworm patches twice daily.