Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. The fungi lives on the dead tissues on the top layer of the skin. The fungal infection of the skin of the body is known as tinea corporis. If it occurs in between the toes then its is called as athlete’s foot, if it spreads to the groin then it is called as jock itch and ringworm of scalp is known as tinea capitis.
Ringworm often spread through direct skin to skin contact with the infected person.
Risk of having ringworm are higher if:
Ringworm rarely spread to the deeper layers of the skin thus there is no serious illness apart from people who have weak immune system require long time to get rid of the infection.
Ringworm is an infection caused by fungus which is contagious. The fungi lives on the top most layer of the skin and thrives on the dead skin cells. It may spread through different ways:
The appearance of the ringworm is enough for diagnosis. Although skin scrapings from the affected area can be examined under microscope would confirm the diagnosis.
Usual treatment is anti-fungal medication which would control the infection but homeopathic medicines are much more effective in treating the fungal infection permanently and without any side effects. Anti-fungal creams and medication would just suppress it and ringworms would appear again.
If you have fungal infection then:
Ringworm could be very rigid and tough to cure. Anti-fungal medicines and lotion just suppress it temporarily. To get permanent cure, homeopathy is a good option as the medicines would treat the infection permanently.
Medicines like sepia, bacillinum, tuberculinum, sulphur, cal carb etc are very good for treatment of ringworm. But the medicines should only be taken after consulting a good homeopath and self medication could be harmful.