It is very easy to kill ringworm though you need to keep applying the treatment for
about 4 weeks to completely eliminate the fungus. Ringworm is a type of fungus that
creates a rash. Humans and animals can develop ringworm as it likes to live on hair
follicles and the top layer of the skin. The most common places for ringworm include the
groin area, skin folds and the feet.
Ringworm got its name because it can look like a worm. However sometimes the rash is just
red and itchy and does not resemble anything. You can go to the doctor and they will
easily be able to tell you if you have ringworm. You can easily treat ringworm with home
remedies as well as over the counter medications. Prescriptions are not necessary though
these may be the best for severe infections.
The main way to kill ringworm is by using an anti fungal cream. Generally a cream that is
used to kill athlete's foot works well because the fungus for athlete's foot is similar to
the fungus that causes ringworm. You will need to apply this cream several times a day and
keep the area covered. Some of the better well known ringworm creams include Nizoral,
Lotrimin, Larnisil and Desiten.
Garlic is a popular home remedy that is used to treat many things. This is because garlic
has strong anti fungal and anti viral properties. You can make up a mixture of crushed
garlic and olive oil and apply this to the affected area about 3 times a day. Garlic has
proven to work well for yeast infections and it also can kill ringworm.
A lot of essential oils also have every strong anti fungal properties and some can be
applied directly to the skin while others will need to be diluted because they will
irritate the skin if they are too concentrated.
You should check on how to use the essential oil you are interested. For ringworm in
particular many people have found success using oregano oil, lavender oil and tea tree
Some other natural remedies for ringworm include using strong herbs. Many of these herbs
and spices are quite spicy and it is the chemical that produces the strong flavors that
will kill the ringworm fungus. You can try applying a mixture of crushed butea seeds with
lime juice, apply a mustard seed paste, a paste of turmeric and honey, raw papaya,
applying the juice of holy basil and more.