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Ringworm (dermatophytosis) Causes, Signs, Prevention And Natural Treatments

Ringworm (dermatophytosis)

Many of the people suffer from the clinical conditions related to skin. One of most prominent is dermatophytosis or ringworm. In today’s world every single individual is busy in their schedules having no time to take care of their health issues. In contrast to it in the glossy world an individual is extremely picky about their effects, they want to look smart and handsome. But where actually this smartness and beauty comes from or what it mean?

What you are thinking is absolutely right, beauty includes several characteristics such as your attire, confidence you carry with yourself and promisingly a glowing skin.

What Causes of Ringworm

It is caused by the skin fungal infection in humans and animals too. This is the result of the fungi of distinct species. The fungus which causes dermatophytes survives on keratin which is found in the outermost layers of the skin. These fungi bask in the areas of the sopping skin.

This derma- infection is common among sportsman and people sharing their clothing .Some of the fungi such as Tinea pedis affects the feet, Tinea manuum affects the palm area, Tinea facile (face fungus) affects the face and many others exist. Dermatophytosis aggravates during summers and alleviates during winters. It is a contagious disease that spreads easily from one to another. Proper diagnosis should be given to the ringworm affected area of the skin otherwise the skin could blister.

Signs of Ringworm

Enlargement of the skin area accompanied with the red itchy rings of ringworm around feet, nails and jock itch. A ringworm involving nails fades and crumbles them off. The scalp ringworm result in bald patches accompanied with severe hair fall.


During summers often wear flip-flops or sandals.
Do not share the clothing with others.
After getting exposed to infectious places wash your clothes with anti-fungal soaps.
Do wash your hands after touching the pets as they hump lot of fungus.

Natural Treatments for Ringworm

Camphor (Kapoor)

Add 5 gm of camphor to 20 gm of coconut oil. Apply on the ringworm affected area. This will help to stimulate itching.

Azadirachta indica (Neem leaves)

Grind atleast 20 seedlings of Azadirachta indica with 60 gm of water added to it. Drink the sifted water. This will alleviate the fungal infection as neem contains quercetin (flavonoid) which is an anti-bacterial agent good for skin.

Mustard Oil

Fill any iron dish with 250 gm of mustard oil and put it on the flame. Immediately add 50 seedlings of neem to it and finely crush the leaves. Then put the utensil off the flame and cool the mixture and after that apply it on the patchy skin. This is a magical home remedy for ringworm.


Before brushing your teeth early morning smear the saliva on the skin area affected by ringworm. Saliva contains antibacterial agent, lysozyme which cures skin diseases.

Butter Oil (Desi Ghee)

Consuming a teaspoon of black pepper powder mixed with a tablespoon of butter oil for a month helps in curing itches.

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