Do you notice patches with raised border developed on your skin anywhere on your body? Are you frustrated with excessive itching and burning sensation on your skin eruptions? If you nodded along worriedly, then you might be suffering from ringworm infection. So, you might be curious to learn what ringworm infection is and how you can treat it effectively, aren’t you? Rest your worries by reading the article below.


What Is Ringworm Infection?

Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin or scalp. It is a common skin infection which is also known as ‘tinea’ or ‘dermatophytosis’.

Ringworm is characterized by itchy, ring-shaped skin rashes. Skin affected by the ringworm infection turn scaly, red, and itchy. The patch develops a slightly raised border that expands outward forming a roughly circular ring.

If you live in warm climate, have a close contact with an infected person or animal, share clothing, bedding, or towels with someone who has a fungal infection, wear tight or restrictive clothing, or have a low immunity, then you at a high risk of getting infected by the ringworm infection.

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Treatment For Ringworm

A) In conventional treatment, mostly anti-fungal cream and anti-fungal medicines are recommended to the patient.

B) Homeopathy gives excellent results in alleviating ringworm. Homeopathic medicines offer a great relief from its discomforting symptoms, such as burning, itching, & redness of ringworm lesions, and also eradicates the disease in its entirety.

4 Most Effective Homeopathic Medicines For Ringworm:

1 Sepia:

Sepia is one of the most effective homeopathic remedies for fungal infection of ringworm that affects you forming isolated spots, particularly in the bends of your elbow and knee. This remedy offers you a great relief from the prominent symptoms of ringworm, such as itching, increased sweating, scratching, and odor. Sepia is also effective in preventing the recurrence of the ringworm infection, particularly in the spring season when it develops again every year.

2 Sulphur:

Sulphur is an extremely beneficial homeopathic remedy for treating a wide range of skin diseases. It is also highly effective in treating the lesions of ringworm successfully. Sulphur is a deep acting medicine. If symptoms of scalp ringworm infection, such as itching, pus, hair loss, or skin blistering, are present, then in such conditions Sulphur is the right choice. Sulphur is indicated for alleviating intense itching and burning in eruptions. Sulphur is recommended when the person infected with ringworm infection goes on scratching the lesions but he fails to get any relief. This homeopathic remedy helps relieve intense burning sensation that follows scratching and soothe discomfort due to itching, which is mostly aggravated at night.

3 Tellurium:

One of the best homeopathic remedies to soothe the eruptions of ringworm that appear over large areas of your body, on limbs, or face is Tellurium. It helps you have a great relief from excessive itching, which bothers you day and night, and stinging sensation resulting due to the ringworm eruptions. Tellurium is recommended particularly when your itching is aggravated due to the exposure to the cold air and your skin eruptions are accompanied with an offensive odor.

4 Arsenic Album:

If you are looking for an effective remedy for Ringworm of scalp, then Arsenic Album can be an excellent natural homeopathic medicine to treat the intolerable itching, dry and rough scalp, and bald spots on your scalp. This remedy treats the itching which is accompanied with intense burning, and when these symptoms get aggravated at night. Arsenic album is recommended when, besides all these symptoms, the discomfort due to restlessness, anxiety, thirst for a small amount of water, and urge to clean the surrounding is experienced by the ringworm affected person.

Several other homeopathic medicines are also recommended to alleviate ringworm infections, depending on the physical and mental symptoms.

However, if you are suffering from these complaints then you should seek the advice and recommendations of your physician before taking any medicine. You can give us a call at +91-22-66888888 or drop in an email at for further query.

 -Written by Dr. Priyanka A, Associate Doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah

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