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Friday, August 31, 2018

What Is Ringworm?

homoeopathic medicine for ringworm

Ringworm (tinea or dermatophytosis) is a type of fungal infection of the skin that actually has nothing to do with worms. The infection can occur just about anywhere on the body and has different names depending on which part of the body it affects.
Ringworm is a superficial fungal infection that doesn’t cause disease below the surface of the skin. Ringworm of the body, specifically the trunk and limbs, is called tinea corporis.
Infections on other areas of the body are called:
Tinea pedis (or athlete's foot): on the soles of the feet
Tinea cruris (or jock itch): on the groin, inner thighs, and buttocks
Tinea barbae: on the beard area
Tinea manuum: on the palms of the hands
Tinea capitis: on the scalp
Tinea unguium (or onychomycosis): on the fingernails and toenails

Symptoms

Itchy skin
Red, scaly, or cracked skin
A ring-shaped rash (from which ringworm gets its name)
Hair loss in the affected area (if hair was present)
The symptoms tend to appear between 4 and 14 days after the skin comes into contact with the fungi that cause ringworm
Ringworm typically starts out as red or pink skin patches (or spots) that may be either flat or slightly raised. In this initial stage, the sores may be moist, but more often they're dry, scaly, and itchy.
Over time, the rash will increase in size. Next, the center of the rash will start to clear up, leaving a ring-shaped infection with a red, raised border and a healthy-looking center (although the center may remain scaly and red).
If you scratch the rash you may break the skin, which could lead to a bacterial infection.
And if you immediately touch other areas of your body after scratching, you may also inadvertently spread the ringworm infection. So treating at the first sign of infection is vital.

Is Ringworm Contagious and How Can I Prevent it

Ringworm is highly contagious before symptoms are even apparent. You can catch ringworm by:
Having direct, skin-to-skin contact with affected areas of an infected person's body.
Playing with pets. Cats and dogs, and especially kittens and puppies, are common carriers, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and you can contract ringworm by petting or grooming them. Touching other infected animals, such as guinea pigs or farm animals like lambs and cows, can also lead to an infection. Sometimes an animal’s infection looks like an area where the fur is patchy or scaly, but the signs may not always be visible to you.  Be sure to take your pet to the veterinarian if you suspect they’ve got an infection.
Touching an object or surface that's contaminated with the fungi, such as clothing, towels, bed linens, brushes, chairs, and toilets.
Having prolonged exposure to contaminated soil, though this is rare.

prevention

Avoid sharing personal items such as towels and hair brushes.
Change out of thick or wet clothing if you’re in warm, humid surroundings.
Always wear clean socks if you’re prone to athlete’s foot.
Try to keep common areas in gyms, locker rooms, and childcare centers especially clean.  And don’t go barefoot in these kinds of common, damp areas — wear flip flops or some similar footwear.
If your pet has ringworm, wear gloves and long sleeves when handling them until their infection is resolved. Vacuum areas in your home where your pet tends to spend time to get rid of infected flakes of skin and hair. And disinfect hard surfaces; diluted bleach (one-quarter cup in a gallon of water) or other disinfectants can kill the fungi.
Clip nails and toenails short and keep them clean.
Keep feet clean and dry
Homeopathic treatment
Sepia– Sepia is obtained from squid’s ink as contact with the ink produces the same symptoms as those produced by ringworm pathogens. The practitioner will ask you several questions including those about your diet, previous illnesses, how many times the ringworm has occurred, your ability to handle heat, cold etc and only then prescribe Sepia in the right potency. Sepia is a good homeopathic remedy for treating ringworm in kids particularly those who having a tendency to sweat at night
SulphurSulphur is a very potent homeopathic remedy used for treating ringworm of the scalp. It is ideal when scalp ringworm infections like itching, pus, hair loss or skin blistering are present.
Rhus Toxicodendron– This homeopathy remedy for ringworm is obtained by distilling poison ivy leaves overnight. Poison ivy also produces same symptoms as those of ringworm, so Rhus Tox is ideal homeopathic medicine for treating ringworm symptoms like burning, pain, itching etc.
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