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Ringworm – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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Ringworm is a fungal infection and known as a common skin disease. Though children are more prone to this disease but adults also suffer from this contagious condition. Its clinical name is Dermatophytosis.

Ringworm Symptoms:

  • Round or oval patches
  • Itching

Ringworm Causes:

  • Scratching spreads infection to other parts of the body
  • It spreads through contact of utilising articles of infected people
  • Risk of ringworm increases in:
    • Warm and humid condition
    • If one has a weak immune system

Natural Home Remedy Using Papaya:

  1. Raw papaya is an effective remedy for ringworm
  2. Separate the seeds from the papaya
  3. Dry the seeds in the sun for 4-5 hr
  4. Crush the dried seeds
  5. Add little water to make a paste
  6. Apply on the infected area
  7. Do this 2-3 times a day
  • Rubbing papaya on the infection is also useful. Rub it for 10-15 min, 3 times a day

Natural Home Remedy Using Mustard Seeds:

  1. Take 1 tsp of crushed mustard seeds
  2. Add little water to make a paste
  3. Apply on affected area
  4. Wash after 60 min with lukewarm water

Natural Home Remedy Using Basil Leaves:

  1. Crush some basil leaves
  2. Press the paste on a sieve and extract its juice
  3. Take 2 tsp of this juice
  4. Apply on the infected area using cotton

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