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Tea Tree Ringworm
NO: Tea tree oil will not cure this fungal infection. Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day for 2 to 4 weeks until 1 week after the rash has resolved. These can contain terbinafine, miconazole, clotrimazole, or other azoles. It takes a while for the rash to fade so don't panic. Good luck. ...Read more
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Ringworm: It is unlikely that tea tree oil will have very much effect, but if you want to try it, it should not be deleterious. Good luck. ...Read more
I got a ringworm itching on the back of my neck a year ago, I've tried everything and it just keep flaring up, I've used Lamisil, tea tree oil. Help!
What's the most effective an FAST way to cure ringworm? Apple cider vinegar? Tea tree oil? Garlic?
Real antifungal: Tolaftate is available without a prescription. Terbinafine topical is also good. I'd prefer to see you use a topical agent rather than taking medication systemically whenever possible. These should be effective but it may take a few weeks. Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, and garlic are promoted on "natural healing" sites for everything -- trying them would be your business. Best wishes. ...Read more
Herbal remedy: Tea tree oil derived from the melaleuca tree is used as a topical antiseptic for bacterial and fungal infections. I can't tell you if its effective or not. It's also used as a substitute for tea. There are in expensive effective otc antibacterial and antifungal creams & ointments that can be used just as easily and that are known to be effective. ...Read more
Soap & water: Why do people insist on applying things to cuts and scrapes? All you should do is clean it thoroughly with soap and water, and cover it with a clean bandaid. Change the bandaid daily; cuts heal faster when they are covered. ...Read more
Why?: While tea tree oil may have some mild antibacterial activity, it has no effect on dirt. Soap and water is a quicker and much more straightforward solution to your problem. ...Read more
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