Home Remedies for Ringworm
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Ringworm is a common skin disease caused due to fungal attacks on the skin. People suffering from this disease experiences a round or ring shaped dark red/pink spots on the skin. It is quite painful and irritating. This disease can attack people of all age. However, children are more susceptible to it. ringworm may attack in any part of the body; it especially attacks in underarms, waist, thighs, and fingers. Some times it spread over the entire scalp. In ayurveda it is included in kushth roga. This article will explain in detail about the various aspects of ringworm, its causes, symptoms, and most importantly the effective and simple, easily available home remedies for ringworm.

  1. Causes for Ringworm
  2. Diet for Ringworm
  3. What does Ringworm Look Like
  4. Home Remedies for Ringworm

Ringworm Causes

Ringworm can be due to many things. The major causes of this skin disease are accumulation of sweat in the covered areas of our body, such as underarm, waist, thighs, between fingers, etc. Another cause of ringworm is using clothes, towels of the person suffering from ringworm or other skin disease. This infectious disease is caused also due to pets like dogs and cats and also through the untreated prolonging wounds on the body.

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Ringworm Diet

Balanced diet is a must to keep your body healthy and disease free. Patient suffering from ringworm should survive only on fruit-based diet at least for 6-7 days. This fruit-based diet should include pineapple, apple, pomegranate (anar), citrus fruits like orange, etc. The main idea behind this fruit-based diet is that this diet would clear all the unwanted and toxic materials inside the body, which is causing skin and other disease. After a week, patient may start taking whole wheat bread, green leafy vegetables, milk and yoghurt, etc. a complete balanced diet must include fruits, green vegetables, whole wheat grain, cereals, grams, etc. Junk or oily food is not good for health and should be strictly avoided. Patient suffering from ringworm should also include fresh vegetable juice in their diet.

Apart from the above mentioned home remedies. Given below are some other important things that a patient suffering from ringworm should take care of.

Drink plenty of water.

Do yoga and meditation, especially breathing asanas.

Go for morning walk, inhale fresh air, do little exercise, etc.

Keep your body clean, use good quality (ayurvedic or medicated) soap, also apply mud pack (multani mitti) on your skin, use clean and soft towel, always dry your body with towel before wearing clothes.

Always wear clean and well-fitted clothes.

Bath twice a day, or thrice who perspire a lot. This will keep the body clean, and sweat and other germs will not infect your body and skin. But do not bath in hurry, always rub your body with your hands, using good quality scrubber while bathing.

Sunbath is also good for patient suffering from ringworm

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What does Ringworm Look Like

Person suffering from ringworm will see round red/pink patches over the skin. Patient will experience stickiness as if some fluid is coming out of the patches. They also experience irritation, inflammation, etc. Patient may feel like itching the infected area.


Ringworm can be due to many things. The major causes of this skin disease are accumulation of sweat in the covered areas of our body, such as underarm, waist, thighs, between fingers, etc. Another cause of ringworm is using clothes, towels of the person suffering from ringworm or other skin disease. This infectious disease is caused also due to pets like dogs and cats and also through the untreated prolonging wounds on the body.

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Home Remedies for Ringworm - Ringworm Treatment

Ringworm is quite painful and irritating. If not treated early, starts spreading over the skin and cause severe pain and other problems. Given below are some of the useful and simple home remedies for the ringworm treatment.

Mustard seeds (Sarson)

Mustard or sarson seeds are good for the treatment of ringworm. Make a paste of powdered mustard seeds in water. Apply this paste over the infected skin and allow it to dry. Do this at least 3-4 times a day, till the infection is treated completely. This is one of the useful home remedies for ringworm.

Butea seeds ( Palaashke beej)

Butea or Palaash is an effective herb used for the treatment of ringworm. Take few seeds of Palaash and grind it in fine powder. Add little water to it and make a paste, apply this paste over the infected skin. Do this at least for 3-4 times a day till the infection is completely cured.

Haldi (Turmeric powder):

Make a paste of turmeric powder in water and apply it over the entire infected skin. Allow it to dry, then wash with water and dry with soft towel. This will show good and fast result. This is one of the best home remedies for ringworm

Papita (Papaya)

Raw papaya is a good medicine for ringworm. Take a piece of raw papaya and rub it gently over the infected area. Do this 3-4 times a day. However, patient may feel irritation or inflammation on the skin while rubbing. Do not panic, it ceases after some time. Continue this remedy till the disease is completely treated.


Lemon is another effective home remedy for the ringworm treatment. Take a lime and cut into two pieces. Take a piece and spread common salt over its inner portion. Then apply it over the infected area, slowly and then apply little force and try to scrub the infected skin. After that wash it off with water and dry it with clean, soft towel. Do this till the infection is treated completely.

Basal leaf (Tulsi leaf)

Similarly, basal or tulsi leaf extract should be applied to the infected skin. Take 15-20 basal leaf and extract its juice. Apply it over the spots and allow it to dry. Repeat it 3-4 times daily till the infection is treated completely. This too is an effective home remedy and shows great improvement within 2-3 days. This is one of the important home remedies for ringworm.

Nariyal (Coconut) oil:

Coconut oil is also a good remedy. Apply 3-4 drops of coconut oil over the infected skin, this will keep the skin soft and soothes the infected skin.

Bay leaf (tejpatta)

Bay leaf or tejpatta is also an effective medicine. Make paste of green bay leaves adding water to it and apply over the infected area. This will sooth the skin and the swelling of the skin will also decrease. One of the useful home remedies for ringworm.

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My son had ring worm for a few months and I tried everything to get rid of it.. Vinegar, Sea Salt, Nail Polish, all the creams that are suppose to be specificly for ring work or athleats foot.. We kept trying and trying different things and finally we had some ichthammol ointment 20% that we had bought months before and I figured what the heck lets try it and with in a few days the ring worm like rash was gone. I feel this is a well hidden secret and should get spread..
#1 - Jason - 02/25/2009 - 20:04
Very Good information
#2 - Dr. Dipankar Kar - 06/10/2011 - 23:04
i am having ringworm problem for a year. n now a days i have started to apply lemon. but there is irritation after applying. is it all right.
#3 - Gaurav - 06/17/2011 - 22:02
Very good. thank you, it helped a lot
#4 - sherin - 07/09/2011 - 00:21
#5 - joshua - 08/25/2011 - 09:03
Try crushing garlic and putting it on the infected area.... for atleast 20 minutes. it will burn like hell after 5 mins of apllication.... but still, it works like a charm!
#6 - Charlie - 12/30/2011 - 12:15
i have ring worm and i have tried many cream products like candid b,dezor,calamine,econazine and ect ect.nothing seems to work it just slows down for a while then it starts to spread.if anyone is kind enough to mail me what works.i would appreciate that...thanx.my mail id is [email protected]
#7 - surya - 04/13/2012 - 13:46
I am having stomach ach and no remedy till now.please i need what can cure it.
#8 - Fred gur - 11/04/2012 - 14:03
I am very apply many types of cream but ring warm is no going plz what I do is many many round of stomach side...plz help me
#9 - ali - 11/18/2013 - 13:16
Use Muktani Mitti with Vaseline petrolium jelly mixed 50-50 ratio, and apply on infected area for 3 days continuosly with a plastic bandage. Change every 8 hrs.
Mine is worst case of ringworm and in 1 day itself all infection is removed.
#10 - Reva - 06/28/2014 - 23:26
For many months i have ringworm n i apply varity of medicine but not cureable with small small ring size on my inner thie. But now am applying haldi n may i knw it is cureable.
#11 - Victor - 09/17/2014 - 06:55
I have ringworm in my inner thie . . .plz suggest me any fast treatment . . It is increasing day by day . .plz suggest fastest solution . .
#12 - virju - 11/25/2014 - 11:53
Koi to solution Bata do yr . . .😞😞😞
#13 - virju - 11/25/2014 - 11:59
There is Cream name Quadriderm cram use it for fast relif.
#14 - Sandhya - 12/06/2014 - 12:09
I have ringworm in between my thighs and on the lower part of my abdominal... i have tried all the creams and everything but nothing works!. It has left scars on my body and I`d really like to get rid of this. PLEASE HELP
#15 - susaniah - 04/11/2015 - 23:35
For many years i hv ring worm.i have tried to get rid of it but i cant .plz suggest me somethng
#16 - riya - 04/22/2015 - 11:27
Muje ringword hua h bot pet pe breast pe or inner part me plz koi fast dava bataiye 4month ho gaya sb dava use kiya koi fark nai
#17 - Priyanka sing - 09/25/2015 - 07:02
For ring worm_cream is not enough you should take candiforce 200mg one capsule per day and neuforce 150mg weekly, it is best medicine.
#18 - Pk - 11/14/2015 - 03:17
use a medicine named Derobin..its a cream which can heal evry kind of skin infections.. "Khujli h bhai khujli h"
#19 - alex - 12/07/2015 - 07:06
i got the ringworm 5 months back, everything i used is waste from homeopathy to allopathy. then i decided to do nothing from this. only use home remedies. i started my course and said to my ringworm i ll kill you surely in 20 days. i started use vinegar and salt paste for two times daily morning and evening for 10 minutes AND RINSE OFF WITH LUKE WATER after 20 or 30 minutes of that i spread aloe vera on my ringworm and leave it for 20 minutes then rinse of with water after that i spread coconut oil on ring worm and eat raw garlic 4 peaces with lunch and dinner. today is 12 day and my skin is plain no redish no itching. i had 15 ringworm ..now totally free.do not leave ringworm free..it grow very fast...and do not take this as normal..they are slow poison for skin. have faith in this..
#20 - rahul saini - 01/03/2016 - 14:15
Hi I have ringwarm in my lower area. I do not know how it started plzz let me know ramadies to stop it. I have a small baby I do not want it will start my baby also
#21 - ankita - 01/30/2016 - 19:29
My bhi Bahuth medicine use kiya kaam hujathy lekin phir vapas aajathy ek din lemon lagaya mere bahuth
Jalngi mahesus huyi 5 min baad my bardash nahi karsaka jake pani se dooliya phir subha utke dekha tho usjaga per thoda suka hua nazar aya lemon ka idea kam kara likin bahuth jaltha bardash karethu its works plz try this
#22 - AKBAR - 02/27/2016 - 13:03
What is this ichthammol and from where can i get?
Plz request for information.
#23 - Suresh Rai - 06/20/2016 - 07:51
#24 - jf - 07/29/2016 - 18:38
I hv also ring warm on my face..thigh...weist..and i also apply Quadriderm cream GM ...it works but after that it comes again.....it covers my face...once I apply lemon and its spred ...then i never apply it...plz someone help me..plz
#25 - aditya - 09/18/2016 - 06:28
everyone of you use panderm cream its very effective or else..... go to the best skin doctor in your locality it will work....
#26 - Helper - 09/23/2016 - 23:28
I am also having this ring worm in my back head.. Now from today I started to use the Ayurveda like termarik peast.. Lates see .. Its work or not
#27 - Chiranjit Rout - 11/28/2016 - 11:15
Apply ring guard cream . It shows fast result within 7 days .
#28 - Tenzin - 02/01/2017 - 01:36
neem along with kapoor & mustard oil ......make a mixture on meadium flame whenever neem leaves does\'t black while frying ...
#29 - Ankur verma...9897329501 - 02/17/2017 - 09:00
You can get relief by first scraching the rigworm with coin .becoz to make bacteria active dont scrath wit hand it it will increse after scrating from coin put kerosine oil after 20 minutest apply a cream called V tex . do everyday like this the ringworm will be completel remved in 30 days it is the fastest solution of getting rid of ringworm.
#30 - Amit - 04/02/2017 - 02:00
Derobin is the best cream of ringworm/fungal infection
#31 - Pankaj kumar - 05/12/2017 - 10:11
i have Ringworm problem from last 5 months. i tried various type pf creams and mediciens but still it is not working.. when i use cream and medical it relief for some few days than again its come...
i am facing very problem.. now i will try some of above given treatment..
lets see what will be happen....

any home made solution pls share wuth me at my email address:: [email protected]
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#33 - Aahok - 06/30/2017 - 14:19
There are some natural remedies for ringworm that is :
1. Garlic
2. Tea Tree Oil
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
4. Turmeric
5. Vinegar and Salt
You can easily use them and easily get rid of ringworm , skin infection and you also have to take care of all affected areas. https://www.healthmagaz.com/skin-problems/ringworm/get-rid-ringworm-face/
#34 - Anna Levis - 12/03/2017 - 10:28
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