10 Home Remedies for Treat Ringworm of the Body (Tinea Corporis)

how to :

  • Put a few drops of tea tree oil on a cotton ball and dab it on the affected area. Do this 2 or 3 times a day for a week or so.
  • Alternatively, you can dilute tea tree oil in an equal amount of a carrier oil like coconut oil, then apply it on the skin. Use this treatment once daily.

4. Coconut Oil for treating ringworm infections

In a 2007 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers concluded that coconut oil should be used in the treatment of fungal infections in view of emerging drug-resistant Candida species (4).

how to :

  • Warm up coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds. Apply it directly on the affected area and massage it to help the skin absorb it quickly. Apply it at least 3 times daily.
  • Put 1 tablespoon of warm coconut oil in a bowl. Add ½ of a camphor tablet to it and let it sit for a few hours. Apply the mixture to the affected areas 2 or 3 times daily to get relief from the infection.
  • Mix coconut oil and oregano oil in a 5:1 ratio. Massage the oil blend on the infected skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry your skin thoroughly. Do this twice a day for at least 4 weeks.
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5. Garlic for Heal Body Ringworm

how to :

  • Apply garlic paste on the affected skin. To keep the paste in place, wrap the infected area with a gauze bandage. Keep it on for several hours, then rinse off the paste with lukewarm water. Use this remedy once or twice daily for several weeks.
  • Also, eat 1 or 2 cloves of fresh garlic daily. This will make it difficult for the fungus to survive and spread.

6. Indian Lilac for treat ringworm of the body and various other skin infections

how to :

  • Apply neem oil on the affected area 2 or 3 times a day until the infection clears.
  • Alternatively, combine equal parts of neem leaves paste, turmeric powder and sesame oil. Apply this paste on the affected area and leave it on for 1 hour. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry the area thoroughly. Repeat twice daily until the infection has cleared.

7. Turmeric for Stop the growth of the fungus

how to :

  • Extract the juice from grated, raw turmeric root. Apply the juice on the ringworm 2 or 3 times a day until the infection clears.
  • Alternatively, mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric with enough olive oil to form a paste. Apply it on the affected area. Cover the area with a bandage or gauze if you wish to prevent getting turmeric stains on your clothes. After 1 to 2 hours, rinse off the turmeric paste and reapply it. Do this until the infection is gone.
  • Turmeric can be taken in the form of a supplement, too. Consult your doctor for the correct dosage.
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8. Licorice for treat fungal infections

how to :

  1. Pour 1 cup of water into a saucepan, and add 5 or 6 teaspoons of licorice root powder to it.
  2. Bring it to a boil, then let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Strain it and allow the solution to cool down.
  4. Soak a cotton ball in the liquid and dab it on the affected areas.
  5. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  6. Do this 2 or 3 times a day until you see improvement.

9. Colloidal Silver for treating ringworm of the body

how to :

  • Spray some colloidal silver on the area and let it dry. Repeat 2 or 3 times per day until the infection clears up.
  • Also, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of colloidal silver to a glass of filtered water. Drink it twice daily for 1 month to destroy all the harmful fungi within the body.

10. Iodine for prevents the infection from spreading

how to :

  1. Soak a cotton ball or cotton swab in the 2 percent iodine solution.
  2. Dab it on the affected area.
  3. Do this 2 or 3 times a day for a few weeks.

Additional Tips for get rid of body ringworm

  • Do not scratch the affected areas of your skin, as it will only spread the infection to other areas.
  • Prevent ringworm of the body by avoiding contact with someone who has the infection.
  • If you have a pet, make sure he does not have a ringworm infection.
  • Build your immune system to help fight the infection by eating foods rich in vitamin C, D, and zinc.
  • To fight an infection, also eat foods like whole grains, vegetables, olives, coconut, eggs, seafood, yogurt, garlic, lemon, oranges, and grapefruit.
  • Avoid foods like sugar, alcohol, cheese, bread containing yeast and chocolate.
  • To treat mild ringworm, you can try applying an over-the-counter antifungal cream on your skin.
  • Avoid wearing thick clothing for long periods of time in warm, humid weather.
  • Avoid excessive sweating by staying in a cool place.
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Resources:

  1. Water-related Diseases. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/diseases-risks/diseases/ringworm/en/. Accessed February 15, 2018.
  2. Mota ACLG, Castro RD, Oliveira JA, Lima EO. Antifungal Activity of Apple Cider Vinegar on Candida Species Involved in Denture Stomatitis. Journal of Prosthodontics. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jopr.12207/abstract. Published September 14, 2014. Accessed February 15, 2018.
  3. Hammer KA, Carson CF, Riley TV. Antifungal activity of the components of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil. Journal of applied microbiology. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12969301. Accessed February 15, 2018.
  4. Ogbolu DO, Oni AA, Daini OA, Oloko AP. In vitro antimicrobial properties of coconut oil on Candida species in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of medicinal food. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17651080. Published June 2007. Accessed February 15, 2018.

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