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How do you get rid of ringworm quickly and effectively?

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You don't necessarily need to live a 'dirty' lifestyle, but I appreciate your ignorant judgement. Also - Ringworm can be a common ailment, not necessary for a clinician to diagnose. I'm looking for old wives tales or actual known cures. But thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I had ringworm at one point, and it was while I was volunteering with a dog shelter, so I'm assuming one of the dogs had it. Anyways, I went to the doctor, and he gave me some ointment that got rid of it within a few weeks.

    Here are some treatments:

    Terbinafine

    Griseofulvin

    A folk remedy for ringworm is a 1:1 solution of cider vinegar and water. Another alternative is 2 drops Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Oil) mixed with an ounce of water.

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  • 4 years ago

    Treatment of Ringworm 1. If infection is suspected, it is important to see a doctor. 2. Get the right medicine. Ringworm on the scalp requires a prescription oral anti fungal medication. Ringworm on the feet and body may be treatable with over-the-counter creams containing anti fungal ingredients (such as those used to treat athlete's foot or jock itch--eg., clotrimazole). Ringworm is a fungus that is in small, spreading rings (thus fungicides work. 3. If no improvement, seek further medical advice. If following the directions on the product yields no improvement after the usual 2-4 weeks, go to a dermatologist.

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  • 4 years ago

    Fast Ringworm Cure?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ringworms are not from a "dirty lifestyle", the virus is in the dirt, that is why we see so many cats with ringworms. When my kids got ringworms, the doctor put Neosporum on them, and told me to leave a band aid on them for 24 hours, and within 24 hours they were gone. But he also gave them an antibiotic to take internally. The internal antibiotic fought the virus from the inside, because if he hadn't of given them the internal antibiotic, they would either came back, or the sores would of gotten infected and then they would of had a secondary infection on top of the ringworm infection. The doctor also put a black light on the red spots, and you could see the ring!

    Source(s): personal experience with my own kids
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  • chieko
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I teach preschool and ringworm passes very easily. I have contracted it a couple of times. Pets often carry it. I would suggest Lamisil to try to treat it. Usually it will get rid of it quickly. Cover with a bandage for a day or two at work or out where you could spread it. If you do not improve then you need to have your doc write you a prescription for something stronger. If it is in your hair line you will also need a prescription shampoo.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you can apply a little bit of bleach , of course a little watered down it dries the ringworm or the infected area so that it does not grow any more

    Source(s): experiance
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  • 1 decade ago

    either a anti-fungal cream, or run it with alcohol i work at a daycare and one of our kids got it and that's what we did and it went away really quick, by the way someone said lie a clean lifestyle you can get ring worm by going into a grocery store and making contact with someone who had it, it's not something you get because your dirty, you can get it that way but there are other ways

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is a fungus. an oil could kill it on the skin. They also have a medication. Wash everything in hot water and bleach or Lysol

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  • 1 decade ago

    apple cider vinegar and an athlete's foot antifungal medicine

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You need a proper diagnosis and medication from the Dr.

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