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Home Remedies for Ringworm


Ringworm is scientifically known as 'Dermatophytosis'. Ringworm means fungal infections on various areas of the skin. The infection gets transmitted through the pets. These infections are mostly common among children. However, any individual can get affected by ringworm.

The major causes of Ringworm include maintaining unhygienic condition, through the pets, cuts or scratches in the various parts of the skin, sweating is common and some others.

Ringworm gives rise to scaly rash, red patches, scaling on scalp, lesions in the form of blisters, and itching

Useful Home Remedies

1. Papaya

Papaya contains enzymes, which effectively help to kill the microorganism, fungi causing the condition of ringworm. Rub a freshly cut slice of the raw papaya on the infected area. It is yet an effective home remedy for ringworm.

2. Mustard Seeds

Grind the mustard seeds in the powdered form. Add some water to the seeds and make a paste. Apply the paste on the infected areas till the infection vanishes. This works as a wonderful home remedy for treating ringworm.

3. Tulsi

The juice prepared from the Tulsi leaves has a lot of medicinal properties. It has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral properties. The juice is applied on the infected area for 2 to 3 times on a daily basis helps to fight away the infection distinctly.

4. Garlic

Garlic has anti-fungal characteristic. This helps to treat innumerable health complications, including the ringworm. Smash some garlic pieces and rub on the infected area daily. The patches will heal and disappear.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric possesses antibiotic characteristics. Get the juice extracted from the fresh turmeric. Apply the juice on the infected area daily till the infection disappears. Turmeric is a superb home remedy for ringworm

6. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil has tremendous anti-fungal characteristics. Application of this oil on the infected parts prevents the fungi from spreading further. It kills the infection completely and thus, is a superb home remedy for ringworm.

7. Salt and Vinegar

The combination of salt and vinegar is highly effective in treating ringworm. Prepare a paste of vinegar and salt. Apply on the affected areas and keep it for 5 minutes. Repeat this on a daily basis till the infection gets cured completely.

Follow the above home remedies and get the fungal infection cured in just a few days!!

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