Report on Top Ways To Treat & Get Rid of Ringworm
Get Informed: Find what is most effective to get rid of ringworm that causes severe itch and unsightly scaly rashes
Contrary to popular belief ringworm is not caused by any worm but a group of fungus medically known as Dermatophytes that grow in warm, moist areas. It is easily diagnosed due to ring-like rashes that are clear at the center but you may develop blisters. Tests like skin culture, biopsy or microscopic exams of scrapings taken with a scalpel are also available to confirm diagnosis.
We just concluded a study to find what works best for this contagious fungal infection of the skin, hand, scalp, groin, feet (athlete’s foot) and nails. We systematically reviewed all available data to determine how well each of the various topical and oral drug regimens eradicated the infection, whether there were any side effects, and if ringworm reoccurred.
Methods used to find the best formulation:
A comprehensive investigation of all published trials on various ringworm treatment options was carried out via an electronic database search, manually searching the internet, exhausting forum discussions and checking references from user reviews and other resources.
While studying the over the counter ringworm creams, antifungal lotions, powders and prescription pills, clinical studies behind these options where also looked into. The results of these trials involving people of various age groups were included. We not only studied the extent of relief but also the time it took to see improvement in symptoms caused by ringworm (tinea).
What’s most effective ringworm treatment?
Below we list of preparations that we found produced the most satisfactory results in getting rid of ringworm.
#1 – Phytozine
Upon reviewing several top ointments Phytozine came out number one because it showed immediate results in eliminating ringworm of different stages and associated symptoms. It did not cause any irritation, redness, or drying in people with sensitive skin. We choose it as the best ringworm product because it eradicated this contagious ringlike skin infection at the source, prevented it from coming back, and left behind clear skin instead of scars where deep abscesses had formed.
How does it work?
Phytozine is made from several FDA-approved ingredients that have been proven to treat ringworm completely because of their potent fungicidal properties. It is designed to work by:
- Killing the bugs causing the infection
- Raising immunity to prevent re-infection
- Healing the rashes/sores
- Restoring skin appearance and removing circular bald patches on scalp and beard.
When applied Phytozine does not merely sits on the skin. Instead, the treatment actually penetrates it and attacks the ringworm from every angle to clear the inflammation, pain and itching.
How to use it?
Phytozine is simple and safe to use on all parts of the body like face, scalp, hands, legs, feet including sensitive areas like breasts, groin, genital and anal area. Just apply the cream to the affected areas covering the edges of the rashes twice a day. In case of severe ringworm infection or excessive discomfort, the cream can be applied more frequently without any fear of side effects. Its safe for kids, elderly people as well as individuals with diabetes or weekend immune system like in leukemia or HIV/AIDS.
Prognosis: What kind of results can I expect?
Phytozine is a medically proven fast acting product for this condition. Although those with a mild infection will get instant relief, it can take a few days for those with moderate to severely inflamed oozing blisters to see improvement. Many users who have repeated episodes of infection have reported a marked reduction in reoccurring infections after using Phytozine, unlike other options they tried. Scarring at the infection site, which is another issue for people with sensitive skin, is also eliminated with Phytozine’s unique formulation.
Is there any guarantee that Phytozine ringworm cream will work?
We found it to work for ringworm of:
- face (tinea faciei)
- scalp (tinea capitis): More commonly observed in children.
- beard (tinea barbae)
- body (tinea corporis): Areas like thighs, arms, legs etc.
- groin area (tinea cruris, jock itch): Athletes both men and women who sweat a lot.
- feet (tinea pedis, also called athlete’s foot)
Phytozine ringworm cream guarantees results and is safe for kids and adults. It has a 60-day full money back policy. If, for any reason, you aren’t completely satisfied, simply return it within 60 days of the purchase to receive a refund.
Doctor Prescribed Treatments for Ringworm
#1 Prescription Drugs
Oral and topical medications like miconazole (Monistat-Derm), griseofulvin, terbinafine (Lamisil), clotrimazole (Lotrimin), oxiconazole (Oxistat) etc are designed to prevent fungi from growing and multiplying and are available through doctor’s prescription. They comes in several forms: capsules, gels, creams, sprays etc. The active ingredient is an antifungal agent that attacks the cell membranes of the organisms that cause ringworm in humans.
It can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a month to see results depending on the form and frequency of the medication used. You’ll have to take care during that time to avoid spreading the disease to other people or pets like cats and dogs. These drugs do nothing to prevent the infection from returning.
This therapy should be used with caution because oral pills for ringworm have been linked with numerous adverse side effects which may include and are not limited to:
- gastrointestinal problems like constipation and diarrhea
- liver damage
- loss of taste
Consult you doctor or dermatologist before use.
Corticosteriods are used by some people to get rid of the irritation and experience relief from intense itching. But steroids should be avoided as they can exacerbate the infection and result in hair follicles getting infected. This could lead to secondary bacterial infection, and fever that might require antibiotics. However steroids can be used in combination with antifungals as a ringworm cure but that costs significantly more than any other treatment of ringworm .
#3 Ringworm Shampoos
Shampoos for ringworm that contain selenium sulphide or ketocanozole (Nizoral) are very helpful in preventing the spread. They are particularly helpful in reducing recovery time of painful draining swelling on the scalp called kerion. However shampoos don’t cure the infection and work only for scalp ringworm treatment. Hair my fallout from the affected area but they regrow. On a related note, getting short haircuts doesn’t affects the recovery rate.
Home Remedies for Treating Ringworm
Typically associated with getting stains out of white clothes, bleach is recommended as a home cure for skin and nail fungal infections. It is effective at quickly killing the fungus. In fact, people see results within a day or two.
The problem is that bleach is a chemical agent that is not meant to be used on skin, nails, or hair. Not only does it burn when applied to skin, it can cause scarring.
#2 Tea Tree Oil
Its has been used for hundreds of years to treat a variety of ailments including colds, wounds, and skin problems. The oil has antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties that work together to fight off common infections like ringworm.
After diagnosis the oil should be applied to the affected area twice per day until the rash goes away. It can take two weeks or more to see results. Though it comes from a natural source, tea tree oil should not be ingested. You should also avoid using it, or use it sparingly as a treatment for ringworm, if you are pregnant or nursing.
This herb has antiseptic, antibiotic, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties that eradicate fungal skin infections. To use, apply the juice of a half a clove to the affected area twice per day, let dry, and then cover lightly with a bandage. It can also be used for pet and domesticated animals like sheep, cows, horses etc. While effective, it burns and can take a long time to heal active lesions.
#4 Nail Polish Remover / Nail Lacquer
This option is for nail fungal infection. The fungi causes the nails to change color, tiny white or yellow spots might appear. With time nails might thicken become flaky and even crumble. Nail polish remover is a synthetic solvent typically used to remove nail paint. Like bleach, the solvent is effective at getting rid of fungal infections. At the same time, it is harsh on the skin and nails. It may cause scarring. You may be prescribed medicated nail lacquer like amorolfine or antifungal tablets which tend to work better than nail paint. However you need to use them for a year at least.
Note: Although diaper rashes, yeast infections are also caused by dermophytes don’t used medication used for them as they are ineffective for this condition.
Ringworm cure rate was significantly high in case of Phytozine compared to the other options apart from other benefits. If resistance to treatment or slow results occur, the efficacy of most regimens improved with a longer duration of treatment for ringworm.
Self-Care Tips to Prevent Spreading:
Ring worm is highly contagious and you can unknowingly catch or spread it to others. Transmission is more common in humid climate. Maintain personal hygiene by frequently washing your hands and body. In order to prevent transmitting it to others you should avoid:
- Direct skin to skin contact with red sores (avoid hugging, sex-use condoms)
- Sharing clothing
- Borrowing contaminated hair brushes, combs or other objects of your family members.
- Using public shower, pools or sports equipment like in the gym
- Common and unwashed bedding
- Contact sports like wrestling
- Touching animals with bald spots