Ringworm is very common in children and contagious as well; ringworm affects the skin, and it is caused by fungus. Fungus tends to be found in warm places and moist areas in your compound. In other severe cases, fungus can affect the scalp of your head to the feet.
In the athlete world, when the ring worn affects the feet, it is known as the athlete foot. It can be very dangerous to the athlete and can even impede efforts of working out. You can spot ringworm on your body through formation of red and itchy scaly patches on the hand or any part of your body.
Although athletes cannot continue with the infection on their bodies for a long time, they always opt for best ringworm cream in the market or the one suggested by their coaches. They also suffer from jock itch and several other fungal infections continuously due to accumulation of sweat. Ringworm creams come handy for them as they need instant relief.
As you continue to scratch, they become more and more discomfort to you; and because they are stubborn, you can scratch until blood start to ooze out. However, before you rush and get those harsh chemicals to treat ringworm, there are home remedies that you can use to treat ringworm.
Firstly when you have decided to treat ringworm infection from home cleanliness is to be made prioritized, in which the affected area needs to be included. After cleaning, you must dry the area well before you apply any treatment. Most people after cleaning the affected area forget to clean the towels and sheets that come into contact with the fungus, thus it transfers to another area on your body.
Garlic can treat various diseases in the body and that is the main reason that it has been used over the years as a home remedy to treat ringworm. The chemical compound allicin and ajoene that is found in garlic makes it a perfect fit to treat ringworm.
You can apply garlic in paste form and then cover the garlic on the affected area with a bandage, then leave it for 1-2 hours. If you want to achieve the best result, you can try using fresh garlic. You can also apply apple cider vinegar on the affect area; it has acetic acid that works effectively in treating ringworm.
However, apple cider garlic reacts differently with various skins and that is why you should try it before you apply on the infected area. If it does not affect you, then you should use a sponge and dip it in the vinegar, using the sponge apply it little by little for thirty minutes.
The tea tree oil has been used by Australians for many uses and if you have it in your home, you can apply it on the infected area. However, before you apply the above home remedies, you should consult your doctor first.