Home Remedies For Ringworm
Ringworm is a very contagious skin disease which is transmitted through a family of fungi known as dermatophytes. This disease can affect the skin of the scalp, hands, feet, chest and the nails. The ringworm inflammation is seen like a darkened ring on the skin (hence the name; it has nothing to do with worms) covered with a silvery border. Ringworm spreads in a circular manner, and the skin inside keeps getting recovered. Hence there will be a dark ring with tender skin in the center. This is an indication of ringworm.
Causes of Ringworm:
-Ringworm is an infectious skin disease caused by mold like fungi called Dermatophytes.
-One of the most common causes of ringworm among humans is through direct contact with other humanssharing combs or clothing or by touching the infected area.
-Wearing caps or socks for long periods give the fungi an opportunity to spread, which is why ringworms usually occur in feet, toes, thighs and scalp.
Symptoms of Ringworm:
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Treatment of Ringworm:
1. Slice open a raw papaya. Apply its juice on the affected parts of the skin. Alternatively you can also apply the peel of the papaya onto the skin and keep it tied like a bandage. This will provide a cooling effect, which will reduce the itching and help in quick healing.
2. Drink lots of vegetable soups with carrots, radish and spinach in them as important ingredients. These soups will keep the skin moist and help it to fight against the fungal infection that causes ringworm.
3. Prepare a paste of mustard seeds and apply it directly on the affected skin. You will get a slight tingling sensation, but that indicates the healing process has begun. The tingling sensation will subside in a while.
4. Ringworm can become aggravated due to itching. If the skin is dry, then itching can cause eruptions and bleeding of the skin. This can be avoided by keeping the skin supple by the application of coconut oil.
5. Sour foods must be completely avoided in cases of ringworm. This includes curds, cheese and sour vegetables and fruits.
6. Instead, bitter foods such as the bitter gourd, bitter drumstick and neem must be consumed.
7. The seeds of butea are effective in treating several skin problems including ringworm and eczema.
8. The leaves of the cassia are beneficial in the treatment of ringworm.
9. the most difficult ringworm infection to with conventional medicine is nail fungus.
10. A paste of the leaves of the lemon grass is mixed with buttermilk.
11. Turmeric is used since very ancient times in the treatment of ringworm. A solution of the turmeric powder is made and applied directly on the affected skin.
12. A mixture of the leaves of leadwort is made into a paste with salt and water.