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Get Rid of Ringworm with Oil of Oregano

Ringworm is a contagious disease, but it is not caused by a worm but by some species of fungi, especially tinea. The reason it is called ringworm is because of the round red rash that appears on the skin when it is infected.

Many pharmaceutical ointments are usually recommended for this condition. These are effective sometimes but at other times they are not. The problem is that oftentimes they leave adverse side effects. A better alternative is oil of oregano, since it is very effective in killing many types of fungi without leaving any side effects.

ringwormWhat Causes Ringworm?
This skin condition is caused by different types of fungi that belong to the group dermatophytes. There are different dermatophytes that affect various parts of the body producing different types of ringworms. The types of ringworm are ringworm of the body, ringworm of the foot, ringworm of the nails and ringworm of the scalp.

People get infected with these fungi by direct and indirect contact. They get it when they have skin-to-skin contact with an already infected person or animal. We can also get it when we touch an object that an infected person has previously touched. This could be any object in the house, office, school or anywhere. 

Ringworm on the scalp usually appears after 10 to 14 days of contact. Ringworm on the skin appears after 4 to 10 days of contact. There is no data yet on the number of days between exposure and the appearance of symptoms for other types of ringworm.

Symptoms of Ringworm
You need to know the beginning stages of this disease so that you can start the treatment right away.

• Ringworm usually starts as a small pimple that grows large. It leaves scaly patches which appear as temporary baldness.
• Infected hair becomes brittle and breaks off easily.
• Sometimes, crusty skin areas with a yellowish color will develop.
• Ringworm of the body will show up initially as a flat, round patch in any skin area except the feet and scalp. As the rash grows, its center will clear up producing the shape of a ring. Usually there will be more than one patch, and these patches sometimes overlap.
• Ringworm on the foot is also considered athlete’s foot. At the start it will appear as scales or cracks on the skin areas between the toes.

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Typical Treatments 
Ringworm is usually treated with pharmaceutical ointments and drugs. However, these treatments oftentimes have adverse side effects. Thankfully, there are now different alternative methods using natural substances that can fight against fungal infection. One of these is oil of oregano, an essential oil with no synthetic components.

Oil of Oregano, an Ideal Alternative
Oil of oregano is becoming more popular these days as an effective treatment for sicknesses caused by pathogens. It is an essential oil that is derived from the wild oregano plant, Origanum vulgare. This oil contains a powerful mix of phenols and nutrients that can kill germs and strengthen the immune system at the same time. The substances responsible for its antifungal properties are carvacrol and thymol. They do not just kill fungi, but bacteria and viruses also. 

Treating Ringworm with Oregano Oil
For the purpose of ringworm treatment, you can mix 1 part of oil of oregano with 1 to 5 parts of virgin olive oil. Dip a cotton wool ball into this mixture. Then apply the cotton wool ball with oreganol directly to the affected skin area. Repeat this procedure twice a day until the ringworm disappears.

Your healing will be faster if you take this oil internally as well. Put two to three drops of this oil under your tongue and let it stay there for a minute or two. Or you can mix two to three drops of the oil with wate or juice.

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