Are you battling with a serious case of ringworm of the skin? This is indeed an uncomfortable condition with a telltale patch of itchy red skin that's suddenly appeared on your body. Now, if you're dealing with this persistent infection, you need to act fast. Not to mention that it's unsightly, itchy, and uncomfortable. No one wants that. Thus, it's very important to know what kind of treatments and natural remedies are available so you won't rack up unnecessary medical bills. Keep reading this article and find out how to get rid of ringworm.
Before we begin, I should mention some preventive measures for you to consider. You don't need to deal with this again so let's see what can we do to avoid the apparition of ringworms:
- wash your hands thoroughly after coming into contact with a person, animal, or object.
- wash your laundry regularly is useful, especially if you play sports.
- do not share uniforms with teammates and do your best to keep your own uniform and gear clean.
- wear flip-flops in locker rooms and public bathrooms is one of the easiest and most effective ways to avoid contracting the fungus.
- keep your body clean, especially after physical activity. Changing your socks and underwear at least once a day will also help prevent the infection.
However, if prevention didn't work out, check out some natural remedies to get rid of ringworm:
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil to treat ringworm is a natural remedy at home. It's a natural antiseptic and used for many skin treatments. To use it for ringworm, soak a cotton ball in the oil, which should ideally be body-temperature. Squeeze out the excess oil before laying it on the affected area for a few minutes, three times daily.
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