5 Great Remedies to Treat Ringworm at Home

Ringworm is caused by unhygienic conditions and coming into contact with an infected person. Here are some effective remedies to cure your ringworm at home.

Ringworm is one of the common skin conditions in the USA. Nearly 70 percent of people in the USA have ringworm. It is a fungal infection that isn’t caused by any worm. The key triggers of ringworm are altered immune system, unhygienic conditions and coming into contact with infected patient.

The common symptoms of ringworm are red and scaly patches coupled with intense itching. They occur on the hand, feet, nail, groin, scalp, body, face and the hand. Anyone can have ringworm. It is better if it is treated in earlier stages to prevent it from expanding to other parts.

There are many topical medications to cure ringworm. Have you ever tried home remedies to heal the symptoms?

Here, we have rounded up some effective home remedies that have antibacterial and soothing properties.


Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It has been documented as a medicine in various ancient texts. Turmeric contains curcumin that is responsible for its health benefits.

Mix it with some parts of water or coconut oil to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected parts and let it dry.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar is packed with antifungal properties to treat the signs of ringworm infections. It is easy to use.

Just soak cotton ball in vinegar and apply it on the affected parts for 3-4 times a day.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera is rich in anti-inflammatory and healing properties to treat ringworm. It also balances the pH value of the body to prevent the risk of ringworm’s spreading to other parts.

Take a fresh leaf of Aloe vera and extract the gel like substance by peeling it off. Keep the gel in the refrigerator for nearly 30 hours so that it can be set. Apply the chilled aloe vera gel on the affected parts of your skin. Leave it for overnight. Afterwards, rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat it dry with a clean towel.

Tea Tree Oil:

Tea tree oil is a great remedy for ringworms. It has been used by native Australians for many skin conditions for ages.
Thanks to its effective antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Just mix one tbsp. of tea tree oil with one cup of warm water. Clean your skin and pat it dry with soft towel. Apply the solution to the affected areas using cotton ball. Repeat the process for 3-4 times throughout a day.

Caution: Don’t use concentrated tea tree oil as it creates burning sensation.

Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil has been used for many skin problems for ages, including ring worms. First of all, the oil contains strong anti-fungal properties that remove mild fungal infections. Besides, it helps lesions heal faster.

Apply some drops of coconut oil onto your ringworm for 3-4 times a day to see improvement. Make sure to wash your hands before and after the application.

So these are some remedies to cure ringworm at home. You can use Dr. Scabies homeopathic cream to get faster recovery from ringworm.

Whatever you use, make sure to practice the follow precautions…

  • Always wearing washed clothes.
  • Keep your skin clean and dry.
  • Keep your fingernails clipped and clean.
  • Don’t share your clothes with others.
  • Don’t pick or scratch the affected areas.
  • Wear loose clothes to feel comfortable.

And see your doctor if there is no improvement with your OTC medications or home remedies.
What do you think? Share with us by commenting below!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *