Here're The Main Tips For Homeopathic Treatment Of Ringworm

Homeopathic treatment of ringworm is the most effective and safe management of ringworm infection. 

First, let me tell you what you'd like to know about ringworms.

Definition of ringworms:-

Ringworm is a very common fungal infection caused by "tinea" which can affect any part of the body and It's so contagious. Indeed, Not only does "Tinea" that cause ringworm infection but also other fungi are causing it.

It's called ringworm as it causes red circles on the skin. It's so common especially among immunocompromised patients and extreme ages. 

Symptoms of ringworm:-

Symptoms depend mainly on which area of the body is affected by which fungus..

•Scaly ring-shaped area with itching red skin around.

•Hair loss.

•Tenderness in the infected area.

•Rashes with pus and darkening of the skin in some cases.


Causes of ringworm infection:-

It's caused by many types of fungi called * dermatophytes* such as Tenia, Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton.

One can get infected by close contact either it was:- 

•Human to human

•Animal to human

•Object to human 

•Soil to human 


 Types of tenia (as the most common fungi causing ringworm infection:-

• Tinea capitis (scalp):-

Children are mostly infected by Tinea cavities which is characterized by irregular well-marked areas of rashes and hair loss.

• Tinea faciei (face)

• Tinea barbae (beard):-

It's caused by close contact with pets. It appears on the mustache and beard areas and the lesion is scaly filled with pus.

• Tinea corporis (body):- 

It appears on the trunk, hands, and feet.

• Tinea unguium (nails):-

Characterized by a thickened, discolored, and opaque nail.

• Tinea pedis (foot):-

It's called athletes feet as It's due to wearing tight shoes for a long time. It's characterized by fissures, dryness, and oozing pus.

 Homeopathic treatment of ringworm

Diagnosis of ringworm infection:-

 The dermatologist can diagnose it by a small skin scraping to be examined under a microscope or sent to a laboratory for a fungal culture.


Prevention of ringworms infection:-

Ringworm is difficult to be avoided as It's widely spread and contagious, but some steps can reduce that risk of catching ringworm infection. It can be avoided somehow by lifestyle modification as the following:-

▪ keep your skin clean and dry.

▪Don't share your towels or other personal items. 

▪Don't wear tight shoes that make you sweat.

▪Change your socks continuously.

▪Infected pets should be treated promptly to avoid cross-infection. 

▪Briefly, keep your hygiene.


Homeopathic Treatment of ringworm infection:-


The role of homeopathic treatment of ringworm comes.


Indeed, there is no evidence or guidelines about using garlic in ringworm treatment, but it was proven its effectiveness in the treatment of many other fungi like Candida, Torulopsis, Trichophyton, and Cryptococcus. 

Homeopathic treatment of ringworm

To use garlic as a treatment, make a paste of crushed garlic cloves by blending the garlic with some olive or coconut oil. Apply a thin film of paste to the affected skin and cover with gauze. Leave it for up to 2 hours before rinsing. Repeat twice daily until symptoms resolve.

2. Soapy water

Always follow  hygiene rules by keeping your skin clean and dry.

Homeopathic treatment of ringworm

N.B: Before using homeopathic treatment of ringworm, apply a small amount to a healthy area of skin to ensure they do not have a sensitivity or allergy to the treatment.

3.Apple cider vinegar 

It was found that apple cider vinegar has antifungal activity. So, Soak a piece of wool or cotton into the  concentrated cider vinegar, , then apply it to the affected area about 3 times daily to benefit from its healing properties. 

Homeopathic treatment of ringworm

4. Aloe vera

It has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral activities.

Apply its gel on the affected area three to four times daily. 

Homeopathic treatment of ringworm

5. Coconut oil

It's known about its effectiveness on mild to moderate skin fungal infections. It has skin-soothing properties. 

6. Turmeric

It has intensive anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activity. To apply it, make a paste by levigating it with water or coconut oil then leave it to dry before rinsing and repeat that about three times daily. 

Homeopathic treatment of ringworm

7. Powdered licorice

It is also used as a homeopathic treatment of ringworm. For best results, mix 3 tablespoons of powdered licorice root into a cup of water. Then apply it to the lesion.

8. Tea tree oil

Make a 2 percent dilution of tea tree oil by mixing 12 drops of the essential oil with 1 ounce of cold-pressed carrier oil, such as coconut oil. Apply this to the skin three times daily, but take care if you have an allergy to tea tree oil, rinse it immediately. 

9.Grapefruit seed extract

Homeopathic treatment of ringworm

10. Oil of oregano

Homeopathic treatment of ringworm

11. Lemongrass oil

Mix it with a carrier oil, then apply.

Homeopathic treatment of ringworm


Ringworm skin infection is very common worldwide caused mainly by a fungus called "Tenia".  It appears as circular redness and scaly skin filled with pus. It can't be treated, but there is homeopathic treatment of ringworm and lifestyle modification that reduce its incidence.

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By: Asmaa Nabil

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