Ringworm is a fungal skin infection that causes a ring-like red rash on the skin. Medically known as Dermatophytosis, the condition can affect skin, hair, and nails. It is easy to identify this infection as it tends to spread outwards and develops into a circular, red, inflamed patch of skin. In some cases, only one patch of infection occurs, while in other cases several patches occur over the body. Rashes are often only irritating, but can sometimes become inflamed and itchy.
What causes ringworm?
There are several types of ringworm that can affect your skin and most are caused by different fungi. You can pick fungi in following ways:
- You can catch the infection if you have skin-to-skin contact with infected person. In fact, sharing towel can also cause the ringworm to spread.
- These fungal infections can also spread from one part of the body to other. If you have ringworm at one part of body there are chances that you may transfer the infection after touching or scratching that to other part.
- You can also get the infection from infected dogs, cats, and other pets. Animals can easily pass on the infection, especially to children.
- Fungi are common and hence, you can catch infection from even soil or by touching the contaminated objects.
What are the treatments?
There are ample antifungal drugs available as creams or tablets that can be used as effective skin infection treatment. Depending on the type of infection you can choose the treatment. Most types of body ringworms can be treated with antifungal creams. For more severe infections, you can use antifungal tablets but you need a doctor’s prescription for that. Those who don’t wish to go to doctor can try natural treatment for ringworm.
What are natural treatments for ringworm?
Drugs, whether in form of cream or tablets, are not suitable for everyone. In these cases, natural treatments can be used to cure the condition. These treatments are not only effective but are also safe to use as they are formulated…