A 35-year-old male asked:
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is ringworm treatable with natural products such as mangosteen or nutmeg powder?

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Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 years experience Dermatology
Tea Tree Oil: I'm not sure about mangosteen or nutmeg powder for ringworm, but tea tree oil has been shown to help cure athlete's foot nearly as well as a prescription cream. You'd want to apply it twice daily for at least 2 weeks and be sure to keep the skin clean and dry. I would only try this on the body or feet for a few weeks, not the scalp; if not better, you should see your doctor.
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
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