A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Ringworm
I had a question the other day about ringworm.
Ringworm is an infection caused by a fungus.
Ringworm is not caused by a worm.
The kinds of fungi causing ringworm live and spread on the top layer of your skin and on your hair.
They grow best in warm, moist areas, like locker rooms and swimming pools, and in skin folds.
Ringworm is contagious.
It spreads when you have skin-to-skin contact with a person or animal with it.
It can also spread when you share things like towels, clothing, or sports gear.
You can also get ringworm by touching an infected dog or cat, although this form of ringworm isn’t common.
Ringworm usually causes a very itchy rash.
It often makes a pattern in the shape of a ring, but not always.
Sometimes it’s just a red, itchy rash.
Ringworm of the hand looks like athlete’s foot.
The skin on the palm of your hand gets thick, dry, and scaly.
And skin between your fingers may be moist and have open sores.
Most ringworm of the skin can be treated at home.
Your rash may clear up soon after you start treatment.
If ringworm isn’t treated, your skin could blister, and the cracks could become infected with bacteria.
If your child is being treated for ringworm, you don’t have to keep him or her out of school or day care.
To deal with ringworm it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily hydrates body and brain cells and flushes toxins (whether thirsty or not!).
*Review my post on candida.
*Berberine is a phytochemical with antifungal action.
*Kolorex from Nature’s Sources is an herbal product shown to be effective in treating ringworm. It’s available in both capsule and cream form.
*Tea tree oil is a natural antifungal for external use. It can be applied to the affected area several times a day, either full strength or diluted with distilled water or cold-pressed vegetable oil.
*Wild oregano oil is a powerful antifungal agent that has the ability to destroy even resistant forms of fungi.
*Eat a diet of 60-70% raw foods (organic when possible). Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and moderate amounts of broiled fish and broiled skinless chicken.
*Consider fresh juicing.
*Consume plenty of fresh, raw, unroasted pumpkin seeds.
*Increase fiber intake.
*Use a sterile pad and apply colloidal silver to the affected area. Hands and feet can also be soaked in this solution, a natural antibiotic that destroys over 650 different microorganisms.
*Consider a liver and/or colon cleanse.
*Mix 1/2 clove crushed garlic with 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Coat the affected area with honey, then apply the garlic mixture (avoid healthy skin). Cover loosely with sterile gauze that allows air to penetrate. Leave in place for 4 hours.
*Decrease any and all hydrogenated, trans fats, deep-fried foods, margarine, fast foods, artificial sweeteners.
*Decrease sugar, sweets, white flour products, processed foods.
*Avoid tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, soda pop.
*Consume plenty of fresh garlic and onions.
*Consider allergic sensitivities to condoms, creams, and personal care products.
*Use Enfuselle products.