The ringworm, also called dermatophytids or tinea is a skin infection caused by fungi and not by a worm, as the name may suggest. It can be spread between humans, between an animal and a person or can be contacted through contaminated surfaces. Tinea can affect the head, face, beard, the bikini line, hands and fingers. It is characterized by round red spots with defined crusty edges, sores and pustules filled with a clear liquid. The risk factors for ringworm can be keeping your skin wet for long time, using public pools, weak immune system, Cushing syndrome, genetics, skin abrasion and trauma.
The ringworm is clinically divided in categories, according to the affected body area:
• Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) – head and scalp
• Ringworm of the body (tinea corporis – torso and extremities
• Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) – feet and in between the fingers
• Jock itch (tinea cruris) – bikini line, groins, inner thighs and buttocks.
• Tinea barbae – beard and neck
• Tinea faciale – face
• Tinea unghuium – nails
Get rid of ringworm with this quick and effective homemade treatment:
Regardless if you are suffering from ringworm of the scalp, athlete’s foot, jock itch or any other type of dermatophytids, you can use two simple ingredients to treat it: baking soda and salt.
Everyone who ever used natural remedies, knows that salt is capable to heal the wounds very fast. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one tablespoon of salt. Add a small quantity of water, enough to get a thick creamy paste when mixing the ingredients together. Apply the mixture to the affected area three times daily. After four days, you will notice how the ringworm will start to heal.
In addition to the above-mentioned remedy, I recommend that you care for your infection also by practicing some of the following behaviors: avoid wearing clothes that irritates the area, cover the area with a sterile gauze, wash bedsheets and clothes daily, clean and dry your skin regularly, several times a day.