Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal skin infection. It can affect all individuals and even animals. During the infection stage of ringworm, they produce fungal spores that can be passed on to others. When exposed to fungal spores, you are at high risk of developing ringworm. But ringworm is treatable, and ringworm cures are very helpful in removing and killing fungal spores.
It is very essential to kill the fungus and prevent the spread of ringworm to your body and to other people or animals. Here are some tips that will help you:
– Carry out environmental disinfection periodically. It is important to maintain a clean environment because fungal spores can be present anywhere, especially places where the infected person has been exposed. Bleach is common in all homes and is very effective in disinfecting the environment. You only need to make a 1:10 bleach and water solution, and use it to decontaminate floors and surfaces. This will effectively kill the fungal spores and prevent their transmission.
– Use a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filters. High Efficiency Particulate Absorption or Arrest (HEPA) filter removes at least 99.97% of airborne particles such as dust and fungus. It is very useful in cleaning carpets and upholstered furniture to eliminate fungal spores.
– Isolate infected pets. It is very important to separate your infected pet from other animals. You should not touch or come into contact with the infected pet because you may contract the fungal spores that cause ringworm. Consult your pet’s veterinarian so that he or she can determine what type of treatment will help your pet resolve its ringworm.
– Do not share personal items. Sharing is a nice act, but if you have ringworm, it’s a great not to share your personal items with others. Your things are contaminated with fungal spores. You must preserve them and disinfect them with bleach.
– Maintain a clean body. Fungi thrive in dirty areas. Proper personal hygiene should be observed to prevent the spread of ringworm on the skin. It’s also important to wash your hands regularly after treating ringworm and after touching or treating your infected pet because you can pick up fungal spores from it.
– Keep the body free of sweat and wear comfortable clothes. Fungus thrives in warm, moist areas of your body, such as armpits, groin, and areas that have folds, especially in obese people. You should stay dry and avoid wearing tight clothing.
– Use a natural remedy for ringworm. Natural ringworm remedies have been found to be effective against ringworm and are absolutely safe to use. They are medicinal herbs that use leaves or extracted oil to cure ringworm such as turmeric (Curcuma longa), coconut oil (Cocos nucifera), mustard seeds (Brassica nigra), cassia leaves (Cassia fistula), holy basil leaves ( Ocimum sanctum), butea seeds (Butea monosperma) and papaya seeds (Carica papaya). They are applied directly to the ringworm patch. Carrot (Daucus carota) and spinach (Spinacea oleracea) juice are also useful for treating ringworm because they contain a large amount of beta-carotene, which is very good for skin care.
– Apply topical creams. Topical creams are effective for ringworm that has mild symptoms. They are over-the-counter medications that help relieve ringworm symptoms and kill the fungus that causes it. Topical treatment should be used for 2-4 weeks to effectively eradicate the fungus. Topical medications include miconazole (Micatin, Desenex, Daktarin, Monistat-Derm, and Decocort), clotrimazole (Mycelex and Lotrimin), and terbinafine (Lamisil AT, Lamisil, and Lamisil Dermgel).
– Administer antifungal pills. Antifungal lozenges are a systemic treatment for severe cases of ringworm. It is recommended to consult your doctor for the appropriate dosage and duration of treatment with oral antifungal medications. Antifungal pills include griseofulvin (Gris-PEG, Grifulvin V, Fulvicin P/G, and Griseofulicin), itraconazole (Sporanox and Sporanox PulsePak), terbinafine (Lamisil), and fluconazole (Diflucan).