Ringworms are caused by microscopic fungi organisms called dermatophytes. Like mushroom which is a type of fungi, dermatophytes can live off the dead tissues of your skin, hair, and nails. Therefore, any home remedy to treat ringworm should be anti-fungal in nature. Traditionally, there are many Ringworm home remedies that are used over centuries to treat various skin conditions that are very effective even today.  

Our planet has provided us with many natural ingredients, many of which have powerful healing affects if used correctly.  You want to use natural, healthy, safe ingredients that promote healing and will also have the fastest affects, believe it or not. In this article, I will share with you some of the best and most proven Ringworm home remedies that have worked for almsot every situation.

Ringworm infected human skin
Ringworm infected human skin

On whom can these home remedies be applied

These remedies work for all, so you can safely use these remedies for many situations, such as:

  • Your pet animal such as cats and dogs
  • Your kids
  • Adult male and female

Also, home remedies mentioned below work for all types of Ringworm, including athlete's foot, jock itch, or the ring-like rash that may be on your scalp or another area of your body.  

1. Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush.  It is very effective treatment for ringworm because it contains hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide in the Manuka honey gets rid of the bacteria present in ringworm condition.

Manuka honey is anti-fungal and kills bacteria.  It also absorbs well into the skin, relieves itchiness, and promotes healing. The instructions for making use of Manuka honey is simple. You just need to put 2 tablespoon of honey on a piece of clothe and tape it on the infected location. The clothe should be non absorbent so that the medicine stays around the skin and water-resistant. Treatments lasts from several week to two months depending on the condition of infection.

2. Nail Polish Remover

Many find it surprising and strange. But nail polish remover is known to be a very effective treatment in masking the spread of ringworm infection and also receding the fungus effectively. Applying nail polish remover to the Ringworm will help get rid of any pain or discomfort or itchiness almost instantly, and will also kill the fungus and bacteria associated with Ringworm.  

You can try with any brand of nail polish or nail polish remover for this purpose. Paint a coat of the nail polish or remover on the surface of your affected skin area and leave it on. Repeat this multiple times a day to heal the ringworm.

3. Oatmeal Bath

Generally, an Oatmeal bath is used to cure itching skin. This treatment,adding oatmeal to a bath or made into a paste, is very soothing. From a long time this treatment is also used to get rid of discomfort with Ringworm.  You want to blend up the oatmeal and add it to a luke-warm bath, and make sure that the infected area of Ringworm gets absorbed for at least 15 minutes.  This gets rid of itchiness and can also promote healing.

More about Ringworms

There are many factors which need attentions while treating ringworm and medications depends on that. Key factors that help to decide course of treatment are:

  • food habits
  • stress
  • hydration
  • food supplements
  • bathing procedures
  • oils used
  • creams and cosmetics
  • lotions used

What we listed above is most popular and most effectively worked solution for getting rid of ringwork. However there are more home remedies available to treat ringworm, you can find all of them in the Ringworm treatment section at MHi.