Home Remedies For Ringworm On Scalp


home remedies for ringworm on scalp

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  1. lyn says:

    Why does antifungal creams, ointments, liquids says its effective for treatment of most ringworms,?
    But then says not effective on scalp?
    My son has a ringworm starting to form in his scalp and want to treat it at home, I don’t have insurance so I can’t afford to go to the doctor. Does anyone know any home remedies?

  2. Anna says:

    How often should i wash my hair?
    Most people say it’s better to only wash your hair every other day, but when i do that, on the second day my head feels itchy. What do you suggest i do?

    • Anonymous says:

      Matilda is right, it all depends. Some hairs produce more oils than other people, however, usually you’re supposed to wash it every other day. Washing it everyday causes hair to become dry and brittle because it’s stripping the natural oils from your hair. Itchy doesn’t sound normal, if it starts getting worse, see a dermatologist.

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      Stop an itchy scalp by treating the cause. Itchy scalp can be a symptom of a variety of common ailments, most likely dandruff. Treat your dandruff and you’ll stop that itchy, annoying scalp.

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      Pick up an anti-dandruff shampoo from your local store. Anti-dandruff shampoos that contain ketoconazole are considered highly effective, and you’ll want to use one about twice per week. This quick and inexpensive home treatment is usually enough to stop an itchy scalp in its tracks.

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      Try various home remedies to stop itchy scalp without using chemicals. Natural treatments can be quite effective and are good choices for parents who don’t want to use chemicals on their children’s scalps.

      •4
      Apply essential oils to your scalp or your child’s scalp to reduce itching and irritation. Essential oils like thyme and rosemary, when diluted, have strong natural anti-itch properties.

      •5
      Use shea butter or coconut oil (virgin and unrefined) to reduce itching of the scalp. These are wonderful moisturizers that will not only reduce itching but will also protect your hair against brittleness and will give it a nice, healthy shine.

      •6
      Inspect your child’s head for signs of ringworm. Ringworm is actually a fungal infection that can strike just about any part of the body. Ringworm of the scalp is called tinea capitis and is recognized by a ring pattern of redness that starts at the base of a hair and radiates outward. Ringworm causes extreme irritation and can lead to cracking and bleeding skin on the scalp. Ringworm treatments can be found at any pharmacy.

      •7
      Leave your hat at home. The skin of your scalp will benefit from a little sunlight.

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      Stop using hair products. Using hair products can impact the pH balance of your hair and scalp and will contribute to itching and dandruff. Keep these harsh chemicals out of your hair and choose an all-natural alternative or go without.

  3. Staying Quiet says:

    is there a home remedy for ringworm of the scalp?
    anything to help with the healing process of ringworm of the scalp?

    • kewlsouth says:

      INGREDIENTS: EPSOM SALT, BATH SOAK, TINACTIN & MUD MASK.
      INSTRUCTIONS: WELL I USED THE ABOVE ITEMS AND FOUND THAT THEY JUST DIDN’T WORK FAST ENOUGH. THIS ONE WORKS A LITLLE FASTER AS LONG AS YOU ARE CONSISTENT. THE 1ST THING I DID WAS THIS:
      1.WET AREA WITH WATER
      2.POUR EPSOM SALT AND BATH SOAK IN PALM OF YOUR HANDS ADD TINACTIN TO
      MAKE MOIST.
      3.IT MIGHT HURT GOING ON BUT IF YOU DO IT EVERY NIGHT YOU WILL GET USED
      TO IT.
      4.THEN ADD THE MUD MASK REAL THICK LET IT DRY, IT WILL FEEL REAL TIGHT.
      THAT MEANS IT IS DRYING UP.
      THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE NOT ONLY DOES IT STOP ITCHING IT DRIES THE BACTERIA OUT SO IT CAN’T FEED OFF OF ANYTHING. DURING THE DAY JUST PUT THE MUD MASKON THE SPOTS DIRECTLY SO IT ISN;T SO MESSY. BUT AT NIGHT DO THE WHOLE AREA. I AM THE CLEANEST PERSON YOU CAN COME ACROSS BUT I PUT ON A PIECE OF CLOTHING FROM THE ATTIC WITHOUT WASHING IT FIRST AND NOW MY LEGS ARE SO INFECTED THEY JUST KEEP SPREADING.DO NOT TRY BLEACH IT BURNS AND LEAVES A MARK.TO CLEAR UP THE RED MARKS AND REDNESS USE DR.PALMERS BLEACH CREAM, ITS NOT REALLY BLEACH BUT IT MOISTERIZES AFTER ALL THAT DRYING OUT AND USE ITDAY AND NIGHT ABOUT 5 DAYS YOU SHOULD SEE THE DIFFERENCE

  4. Pronkville says:

    Are there any over-the-counter shampoos for ringworm of the scalp?
    I think I caught ringworm of the scalp from my dog and I don’t want to go to a dermatologist. Any remedies or shampoos that you know of?

    • Nurse Annie says:

      Shampoo with selenium sulfide (2.5%) or zinc pyrithione (1-2%) used 2-3 times weekly at home. Shampoos containing selenium sulfide include Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment, Selsun, Selsun Blue, and Selsun Gold for Women. If it doesn’t clear up or gets worse, please see your doctor.

  5. baby doll says:

    my son has ring worm of the scalp. what home remedy would be good to use to keep it from spreading?
    my son’s doctor perscribed him GRISEOFULVIN for two months but after the first month of taking my husband got laid of from his job and his medical insurance was terminated. so now i dont know what to do. i’m wondering if anyone has experience this with their child that can help give me a solution. my son has very itchy scalp. he has one ringworm that has got severe and that is the size of a quarter were all the hair has feel out. i’m at my wits end.

    • Robin R says:

      According to my mom and my mother-in-law, you should try using apple cider vinegar. Take a cotton ball, soak it with the vinegar, apply it to the area, and it should dry up after doing this a few times a day for a few days.

      It worked on my brother when he was younger. I hope this helps!

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