Ringworm doesn’t really care who it affects – you, your dogs, or your cats. And since it spreads easily, you can treat it if you have kids at school.
It’s not actually a worm. It is a fungal infection of the skin that usually presents in humans as raised red patches with defined borders…looking like a worm curled up under the skin. It doesn’t always look like a ring when it affects your pets, but it does make their hair break off over the affected area.
Ringworm can be transmitted back and forth between pets and people—pets and pets—or people and people. The fungal spores can survive in the environment for a long time, so it’s important to do a good anti-fungal cleaning if your home had one.
But – I promised some home remedies, not a lecture on house cleaning, so here they are. Use most multiple times a day.
1. Aloe vera
2. Tea Tree Oil
3. Honey and olive oil in melted beeswax
4. Apple cider vinegar
5. Listerine mouthwash
6. The oregano herb – mix with olive oil
7. Epsom salt solution – soak once a day
8. Nail polish – if you use it on pets, make sure it’s dry before you let go of them
9. Chewing tobacco – any wet tobacco. Use it as an envelope and wrap it up.
10. Dilute Sulfur Lime – 1 part to 16 to 32 parts water. Gets stained!
11. Grapefruit Seed Extract
12. Raw papaya
13. Fresh garlic
14. Bleach – 1 part bleach to 6 parts water
15. Pocket Balm
16. Pure, virgin coconut oil — good for diaper rash, too!
Remember that everyone – pets and humans alike – has a different system. Watch out for allergic reactions and discontinue if they occur. Remember that allergies can take many forms – including headaches and muscle aches.
Thanks to M. G. Cliff