5 best homeopathic medicines for ringworm

By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS

Published May 17, 2019, Last updated May 17, 2019

Homeopathic medicines for ringworm are very effective and can completely cure ringworm
Ringworm

Ringworm is a fungal skin disease. Tinea Corporis is another name for ringworm. Although the name contains the word ‘worm’, there is no worm on the skin. In fact, the cause of ringworm is also not a worm. Before we come to the treatment and the various homeopathic medicines for ringworm, let us understand a little more about ringworm.

What is Ringworm or Tinea Corporis?

Ringworm is a fungal infection that affects the top layer of your skin. Mold like fungus is the cause of this ringworm. The skin manifestation of this fungal disease takes the form of a ring. This leads to its name ‘ringworm’.

These fungi live on the dead tissue of our skin, nails, hair or scalp. Therefore, ringworm is present on all these places. Tinea Corporis is the name when it affects the skin. Tinea Cruris affects the groin area. Another name for tinea cruris is jock itch. Tinea Pedis affects the feet. Common name for tinea pedis is athlete’s foot. Tinea Capitis affects the scalp.

Symptoms of Ringworm

The most prominent symptom of ringworm is the ring like patch. It mostly starts with a flat, scaly patch that itches. The area of the skin becomes slightly raised or like a bump. Over time, the eruption takes the shape of a ring. The central portion of the skin is almost clear. This part of the eruption may even have some scales or flakes. The border or the edges are slightly raised and irregular in shape. The eruption expands outwards. There may be multiple patches of this type. These patches or rings may overlap in some cases.

Cause of Ringworm

As I have mentioned earlier, fungi cause ringworm. One needs to understand that this is a contagious problem. This means that it can spread by contact from one person to another. It can also spread from an animal to humans. Pets having ringworms can spread it to humans. Even things can act as vehicles to spread this infection. If an infected person touches a door handle, he leaves the fungi there. Any person touching the same door handle can contract the infection. Certain conditions are more conducive for spread of ringworm. These conditions are-

  • Hot and humid weather tends to increase the chances of ringworm infections.
  • Increased sweating can also increase the changes of contracting ringworm.
  • Playing contact sports like football, wrestling.
  • Having diabetes or low immunity.
  • Swimming pools are a prolific source of skin infections.
  • Wearing tight clothing makes you more prone to infections.
  • Sharing clothes, towels, beds, shaving blades or razors can be sources of spread of infections.
  • Obesity is another condition which can increase your chances of having ringworms.

How to prevent Ringworm

Knowing the causes of ringworm and how it spreads helps understand the ways of prevention. The following methods can help prevent the spread of ringworm-

  • Personal Hygiene is very important to prevent the spread of ringworm. One should regularly wash oneself and specially one’s hands after coming in contact with any suspicious object.
  • Avoid touching pets that seem to have any skin infections.
  • Wear cool and loose clothing in hot and humid weather.
  • Avoid sharing personal clothing and items like towels, shirts and bedding.

Homeopathic Treatment of Ringworm

Homeopathy is very successful in treating ringworms. Homeopathic medicines can easily take care of the attendant symptoms like itching, redness as well as the ringworm itself. Ringworm is a fungal infection and homeopathic medicines are very good at curing all sorts of fungal infections. Homeopathic medicines have an additional benefit. Once this ringworm infection is cured homeopathically, it does not recur.

5 best Homeopathic medicines for Ringworm

Here are the 5 best homeopathic medicines for ringworm. I have used these medicines extensively in the treatment of patients suffering from ringworm. These medicines are very effective and end up curing the problem completely.

  • Dulcamara – One of the best homeopathic medicines for ringworm that bleeds and is in clusters

  • Merc Sol – One of the best homeopathic remedies for ringworm with burning and jerking pain

  • Sepia – One of the best homeopathic medicines for ringworm that occurs every spring season

  • Graphites – One of the best homeopathic medicines for ringworm with crust formation and moistness

  • Tellurium – One of the best homeopathic remedies for ringworm with offensive foot sweat as well as exhalations

A brief description of the above mentioned homeopathic medicines for ringworm is being given below-

  • Dulcamara – One of the best homeopathic medicines for ringworm that bleeds and is in clusters

When there is bleeding from the ringworms and they form in groups or clusters, Dulcamara is one of the best homeopathic medicines for ringworm. There is redness of the skin all around the eruption. The eruption may have yellowish scales over it.

  • Merc Sol- One of the best homeopathic medicines for ringworm with burning and jerking pain.

When there is burning and jerking pain in and around the eruptions, Merc Sol is one of the best homeopathic medicines for ringworm. There is increased tendency to perspire. There may even be suppuration in the eruptions. Scales are present all over the eruptions.

  • Sepia – One of the best homeopathic remedies for ringworm that occurs every spring season.

    When the ringworm tends to occur periodically in every spring season, Sepia is one of the best homeopathic remedies for ringworm. There are brown patches of eruptions on the skin. The skin as well as the eruptions tend to remain dry.

  • Graphites – One of the best homeopathic medicines for ringworm with crust formation and moistness.

    The eruptions remain moist and sticky. Usually such patients are obese. There is constipation as an additional pointer to this remedy. This medicine is more commonly indicated in females.

  • Tellurium – One of the best homeopathic medicines for ringworm with offensive foot sweat as well as exhalations.

    When there is marked offensiveness in sweat and exhalations, Tellurium is one of the best homeopathic medicines for ringworm. There is intense itching in the eruptions and all over the body.

 

 

 

N.B Homeopathic medicines are very safe and do not have any side effects when taken under the supervision of an expert homeopathic doctor.

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