Ringworm is a skin infection that is characterized by a red ring formation of small blisters on the surface of the skin, and it is caused by a fungus. Ringworm spreads quickly, is highly contagious, and is very difficult to get rid of.There are, however, home remedies that are guaranteed to work. Everyone's skin is different, so you may have to try more than one to find the most effective remedy.
Bleach kills 99.9 percent of all germs. Therefore, ringworm doesn't stand a chance against bleach. I have used this with good results. Pour a little bleach in the cap and apply it to the ringworm with a Q-tip a few times each day. You will be amazed at how quickly it begins to work.
Blue Star Ointment
Blue Star Ointment is sold in a small jar and can be purchased at local convenience stores. It costs approximately $5. Apply a small amount to the affected area with a Q-tip several times a day. I have personally used this product and it works extremely well. In a few days your ringworm should be completely gone.
Clear Nail Polish
If you think clear nail polish is just for painting your nails, think again! It is also very effective in treating ringworm. The clear nail polish smothers the ringworm and gets rid of it quickly. Just apply it to the affected area several times a day and leave it on. I haven't personally tried it, but several people on susangaer.com have used it and experienced phenomenal results.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is also an effective method of killing ringworm. Apply it with a Q-tip a few times each day and you will see results. You can buy tea tree oil at a drugstore.
Vinegar and a Penny
Soak a penny in vinegar and tape it directly on the ringworm. The copper and vinegar react together in order to kill the fungus. Vinegar by itself also works well to treat ringworm. This is an old remedy.