If you are experiencing ugly patches surrounding your fingers or skin and the irritation associated with them, then you must not be smiling right now. It is a terribly awkward feeling that you would want to find out how to get rid of ringworm.
Ringworm is associated with names such as athlete’s foot or jock itch.
There are a wide range of home remedies to get rid of ringworm that will help to ease you of your symptoms and end the infection. These two home remedies listed below will help to cure the ringworm infection by killing the fungi or inhibiting further growth or spread. They can be prepared quickly and easily, allowing you to treat the infected area sooner, which in turn will allow for a faster healing time.
Apple cider vinegar for ringworm
To use vinegar to treat mild cases of ringworm, first test it on a small area of your skin that is not infected. The reason for this “patch test” is that vinegar is very acidic and has been known to cause redness and irritation in some skin types, but you won’t know if you skin is sensitive to the vinegar unless you’ve tested it.
If you find your skin tolerates the vinegar, we suggest applying a damp cloth, cotton ball, or sponge gauze soaked with apple cider vinegar to ringworm-infected skin at least twice a day for 30-minutes each application. While applying vinegar to a ringworm infection may cause a slight stinging sensation at first that with dull with time and exposure, if you find that the treatment is too harsh, you can dilute the vinegar with some water.
You may begin to see results of your apple cider vinegar ringworm treatment as early as the first two weeks, but we suggest continuing twice daily treatments for at least another week after symptoms have disappeared to protect against reoccurrence.
Garlic for ringworm
We recommend starting with fresh garlic cloves. To use, simply make a paste of crushed or mince garlic and apply it to the affected area. You may add olive oil to the crushed garlic to get the desired consistency.
With the paste covering the affected area in a thin layer, we suggest covering the area in an adhesive bandage or gauze and medical tape. Once covered, leave the paste in place for 1-2 hours. Once the treatment time is up, rinse with warm water to remove.
For best results, treat the ringworm-affected area with this fresh garlic paste up to two or three times a day for up to two weeks. Limit each treatment to two hours at maximum as longer skin exposure to garlic can result in localized skin irritation similar to that of a burn. Discontinue use if you experience redness, swelling, or discomfort.