Posted on September 07, 2020 by Chad Pegura | 28 comments
Taking care of your health and wellbeing involves a lot of different things, and one of the single most important is certainly your skin. Healthy skin not only translates to a healthier you, but it also helps ensure that you have a high level of self-confidence, good self-esteem and that you make the right first impression on anyone.
One problem that may confront the skin is ringworm. Despite the name, ringworm isn’t a type of parasite. Instead, it’s a fungal infection that can occur almost anywhere on the body. When it appears, it generally presents itself as a red rash that is circular in shape, giving it its name. The rash will often be itchy, red, and scaly in appearance. The circular rash is often oozing or blistered, while in the center is a more normal-looking skin patch.
Ringworm is contagious, and the fungal infection can spread quickly and easily through skin to skin contact as well as through touching contaminated items ranging from clothing to surfaces to even the pets of someone who are carrying the fungus.
Treatment often involves the use of antifungal medications, creams, and lotions. However, what many may not realize is that using essential oils could be an excellent way to combat ringworm as well.
The use of essential oils for treating ringworm focuses on the same thing that over the counter or prescription treatments will focus on – killing the fungus that is causing the problem. Luckily, several essential oils have strong anti-fungal properties, and many can also work to help alleviate the pain, itching, and irritation that the fungus causes. As a result, essential oils are a perfect fit for combating ringworm.
It’s still always a good idea to consult a medical professional, especially if your ringworm is serious or shows no signs of abating after an extended period of time. In some cases, they may help offer suggestions on how to use the essential oils while in others they could recommend additional natural treatment options to help make your results come about even faster.
To use essential oils to combat ringworm, you’ll need to use the oil topically. Serious cases may need to be treated with direct, undiluted essential oil. However, it’s a good idea to test a drop of the oil you plan on using on the skin to see if it creates irritation first. Adding the essential oil to a carrier oil in a 3% diluted solution is a good option for those with sensitive skin. The best carrier oil for this use is coconut oil since it can help to combat skin-related issues on its own. Combining coconut oil with the power of essential oils will help give you the best results.
Apply the essential oil directly to the ringworm 3 to 4 times per day throughout the day until the fungal infection is completely gone. It’s important to be vigilant with the treatment in order to ensure that the best possible results are achieved.
Certain essential oils work better than others for combating ringworm. The right ones can provide beneficial results to the skin while also helping kill the fungal infection causing the problem. Here are the best oils to use for ringworm.
Blend one or two of these oils together to give yourself the best natural treatment for ringworm available. It could help you get the relief that you need without turning to expensive prescription drugs.