Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ringworm Symptoms Treatment

Ringworm symptoms are the appearance of red or brown patches partially covered with vesicles(tiny blisters) or small scabs. Sore, creamy patches in the mouth. White, cracking, inflamed areas in the groin. Thickened, itchy, scaly patches on the scalp.
It often starts as a round, itchy red patch that grows outward. The condition is contagious, thrives in warm, moist environments and often spreads when people touch an infected surface. Caused by a fungi such as Trichophyton and Epidermophyton. Ringworm affects the scalp or neck (Tinea capitis) or the non-hairy parts of the body (Tinea corporis), jock itch (Tinea cruris) affects the groin area; an athlete's foot (Tinea pedis) affects the foot. People with diabetes are more susceptible to fungal skin infections. Some of the Ringworm treatments are mentioned below
Ringworm pic
(1)Antifungal remedies such as creams for ringworm which contain ingredients such as miconazole, ketoconazole, clotrimazole or terbinafine. Most need to be applied twice a day. Ringworm should start to clear in 8 weeks, OTCs like Zeasorb-AF powder specifically for the feet and groin.
(2)Home treatment for Ringworm ,if ringworm strikes in the fall, you may be able to resolve the problem with black walnuts. Crush the rind into a pulp and apply it for upto four times a day till it clears up. You could also apply walnut tincture mix 3drops to every 10ml carrier oil and apply to the area two to three times a day.
(3)Turmeric, stir enough water into a teaspoon of powdered turmeric to make a paste. Smear it on the affected area and cover it with a bandage. Remove it after 20 minutes to an hour. You can repeat this three or four times a day.
(4)Internal use :
Echinacea (tincture, 1:5 in 45% alcohol) Take 15 drops in water three times a day.
Grapefruit seed (capsules, 125mg) Take 1 capsule twice a day for the first three days, then 1 capsule three times a day for the next seven days, and finally 2 capsules twice or three times a day for the next 18 days.
The infections can be severe if the immune system is seriously impaired. Try to eat a balanced diet and cut down on alcohol. Antibiotic treatments rids the body of the harmful organism but also destroys friendly bacteria that control the fungal populations. Eat plenty of yoghurt to replace bacteria destroyed by antibiotics. If you follow the Ringworm Treatments and look out for ringworm symptoms the cure will be quick and effective.
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