cause of ringworm

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

cause of ringworm

Ringworm is a fungal infection caused by organisms called dermatophytes.
Ringworm can affect the skin, hair, feet and nails. There are prescription
and over the counter remedies available for the treatment of ringworm, but
if you prefer using a more natural approach you can try the home remedies
listed below.

Iodine: Iodine can be used to help fight ringworm infection. Simply apply
iodine to the infected area up to three times daily.

Sea Salt: A mixture of sea salt and warm water applied to the skin can also
help eradicate ringworm and soothe discomfort.

Clear Nail Polish: A coat of clear nail polish applied to ringworm will
suffocate the ringworm and help eradicate the infection

Vinegar: Rubbing vinegar on the infected area can also help destroy
ringworm.

Chewing Tobacco: Make a poultice with chewing tobacco and a little water.
Apply to the infected area, cover with a clean bandage, and allow to set
overnight.

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