BUKAMATA Ringworm or ringworm is a contagious skin disease caused by a fungal infection that attacks the top surface of the skin.
Ringworm causes red, scaly, and itchy patches on the skin. Over time, it will form a circle or ring (or several circles). From here the name kadas also came to be known as ringworm.
Tinea fungus usually lives in dead skin tissue, including nails and hair. No doubt, ringworm is often found on the arms and scalp, but you can also get it anywhere on your skin, including the face.
Fortunately, ringworm or ringworm can be treated naturally at home. Here are five natural ingredients to treat ringworm.
1. Soap and water
If you have ringworm, you should keep the area as clean as possible. This helps prevent further spread of the rash and helps keep the affected area under control.
As reported by CNNIndonesia from Healthline, wash the affected area with water and antibacterial soap daily before applying any other home remedies on it.
Dry the area thoroughly after showering, as moisture makes it easier for mold to spread.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has strong antifungal properties, so it can help treat ringworm when applied to the affected area.
To use it, soak a cotton ball in pure apple cider vinegar and rub the cotton ball on your skin. Do this three times a day.
3. Coconut oil
Coconut oil has microbial and antifungal properties that can help treat ringworm infections.
Coconut oil is a very effective topical home remedy for ringworm and other fungal infections, such as candida.
Because it is easy to apply to the scalp and an effective hair conditioner, coconut oil can also be an ideal natural ingredient for treating ringworm on the scalp.
Turmeric has many health benefits, including antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric is also an effective antifungal that inhibits growth. Mix fresh turmeric, or turmeric spice, with a little water and stir until it forms a paste.
Apply it to your skin and allow it to dry. You can also drink turmeric water or turmeric tea daily to get the benefits from within.
5. Aloe vera
Aloe vera has long been used as a natural remedy for bacterial and fungal infections, and ringworm is no exception.
Aloe vera can be a natural ingredient to treat ringworm and relieve symptoms of itching, inflammation, and discomfort in the skin.
You can find an ointment with aloe vera or apply aloe vera gel directly to the area. Do this at least three times a day.