Ringworm And Natural Cures

People often ask us about ringworm and natural cures. Ringworm natural cures are becoming more and more popular as people wish to avoid the side effects of traditional medical treatment. We'll talk about ringworm and natural cures in a moment, but first let's talk a bit about the symptoms of ringworm and how to prevent the condition.

Despite its name, ringworm really has nothing to do with worms. It is a fungal infection that can affect the scalp, body, feet, and nails. It is called ringworm because it appears as a red ring with a lighter center. On the scalp, bald patches may appear. Skin will usually be itchy and irritated. When the nails are affected, they turn yellow and become brittle and may even fall off. Experiencing one of more of these symptoms often lead sufferers to ask questions about ringworm and natural cures for the first time.

Ringworm can be transmitted directly through contact with a person or pet that has the condition, or indirectly through an object that was in contact with an infected person or pet. Ringworm of the foot is often call "athlete's foot" because it is commonly picked up in places like locker rooms and gyms.

Ringworm is a common fungus and it can be difficult to prevent. Thus the need for ringworm natural cures is very important as many people experience the condition.

The following steps can help prevent ringworm: Infected persons should take the following steps to avoid spreading the infection:

There are a number of treatments for ringworm. First we'll talk about medical treatments and then we'll talk about ringworm and natural cures.

There are creams, such as Lamisil. Many creams are available without a prescription. These must be used daily for about four weeks, and you need to carefully watch for side effects. Lamisil cream is not safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

There are oral medications such as Diflucan and Griseofulvin. Lamisil also comes in an oral form. These are available by prescription only, and must be taken for about two weeks. Side effects may include headache, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and in rare cases, serious liver damage.

Because of the risk of side effects from traditional medical treatments, more and more people are turning to ringworm natural cures. Natural products usually don't carry the risks of side effects common to traditional medications, and may have other health benefits as well.

If your condition does not respond to ringworm natural cures or over the counter medications, see your doctor for treatment. Check with your doctor to find out if ringworm natural cures are safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Feel free to write to use if you have any questions about ringworm and natural cures.

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