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07-30-2009, 02:44 PM
:eek:I caught ringworm from my kitten (he must have had it from the pet store). He is on a topical antifungal which seems to be working. Me, however, I have tried topical antifungal creams, ACV, Tea Tree oil and now I am taking an oral antifungal medication. None of it seems to be working and worse the fungus is spreading.
Anybody have any cures that work? Help!!!:eek:
07-30-2009, 09:41 PM
Ohhh I totally sympathize with you!!! I had a big ol' ring right on my belly two years ago from my ex's dirty cat :mad:
I tried lots of natural remedies and it didn't work. I had to go see my physician to get a topical cream which ended up helping. It took a LONG time to go away though, and I had the scar from it for almost a year after!!
I would put the cream on and cover it with gauze. I had a friend get ringworm from work(petco) and hers seemed to spread before getting better. It takes a long time to heal, it's such a pain!!
07-30-2009, 10:59 PM
just recovering from the same. I used OTC athletes foot cream, but the scar is still there. looks like it will be for a while according to the others posting
07-31-2009, 12:57 AM
I cured my daughter's ringworm with the homeopathic remedy Tellurium.
07-31-2009, 10:28 AM
Thanks for the replies. I will ask my naturopath about Tellarium.
07-31-2009, 10:36 AM
I'd try coconut oil mixed with tea tree oil and/or garlic
How long are you waiting? I got ringworm (I think from a Bikram studio when I was traveling??), and I used ACV on it about 5-6 times per day. It was gone in about 2 weeks, but it felt like forever until it was gone!
Another option is urine. Sounds a little gross, but most raw foodies don't have foul urine! It is a fantastic anti-EVERYthing. I would have moved on to that if the ACV didn't work. But it did. :)
07-31-2009, 05:02 PM
Its been about a week.
07-31-2009, 06:50 PM
Ped gave my DD Lotrimin, took several weeks.
07-31-2009, 09:20 PM
Putting some drops of liquid grapefruit seed extract in a spray bottle with water & spraying the area a couple times a day should help it go away faster.
I know someone this worked for pretty quickly & she works at the animal shelter.
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