Ringworm, so-called because of its tell-tale raised ring when it is afflicting your skin, is not actually a worm at all. Rather, it is a fungus (like athlete’s foot) and is spread by coming into contact with an individual or animal that has ringworm. Ringworm can appear on your leg, the back of your hand, even on your face, and once you have it you want it gone. Here is how to naturally treat a ringworm fungus on you or your family’s skin for quick healing.
Ringworm can be spread from one part of your body to another, and being typically very itchy, it’s easy to do. So you need to wash your hands frequently with soap and water to avoid spreading the fungus to other areas of your body, and to others. Try to avoid scratching and picking at this raised round fungus on your skin, which is often flaky as well.
Aloe Vera or creams with aloe in them help to cool down the irritation and speedily heal the rash. Fresh Aloe is best right off the plant, but Aloe Vera gel or cream works great as well. Apply often until the rash is gone, washing your hands after each application.
Raw papaya is one of the best natural cures for ringworm. Rub raw papaya on the rash and leave the juices on for 15 minutes to allow the enzymes in this amazing fruit to battle the fungus. Do twice a day until the rash fades completely.
You can also rub tea tree oil directly on the ringworm to treat the fungus and the dry itchiness because of it. This is a great way to naturally treat the condition while easing the symptoms at once.
If you have none of the above, honey is a common ant-inflammatory and anti-bacterial that helps to fight the fungus. Readily available in most cupboards, cooled honey can help fight the itchiness as well. Another good way to fight ringworm naturally, applying often until the ringworm fades.
Remember, ringworm is very contagious, and you can spread it to others and to other areas of your body if you are not careful and washing your hands often. Treat the condition quickly and you can be ringworm-free in just a few days.