Home remedies for ringworms

How to get rid of ringworm at home fast

Ringworm infections are a group of infectious diseases of the skin / nails / hair, that are caused by a specific group of fungi (also called dermatophytes). They can affect very different body parts like the scalp, your trunk, the groin area, nails of the hands or feet etc. The pathogens causing this type of infection are quite common and can spread easily from different items or by contact with an infected person or animal. Ringworm is usually a mild disease which causes no residual problems.

Even though a lot of natural remedies are believed to be effective (like tea tree oil, vinegar and salt), only anti fungal medications can really heal it. If the disease is affecting only a small part of the skin, is not lasting more that a few weeks or is not located on the head, than over the counter drugs in the form of creams, gels or lotions will suffice. If this is not the case, than systemic treatment will have to be used. Some commonly used systemic anti fungal agents include griseofulvin, itraconasole and fluconazole.

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