I have read most of the comments here about ringworm, as my five year old has had it for nearly a month now on his scalp.Been to the doctor, who told us the only way to treat this type of ringworm is only through oral medication, namely Griseofulvin. As we read through the leaflet, we became certain that we would try and avoid giving it to him, as the list of side effects are quite scary, and he s only small after all. However, we started using Nizoral shampoo every night on the first week, as recommended, and have cut down on it ever since, alternating between that and just baking soda with diluted ACV rinses.
After washing his hair he goes to bed with some neem oil mixed with tea tree and lavender on his bald spot.during the day, we apply undiluted organic ACV on his spot about 3 times a day. I was happy to see the funny build up disappearing from the spot(ok, I ve actually rubbed it off with neem oil and it hasn t come back) and even to see some healthy hairs growing.
Today I can see some mushiness appearing again in some places, although it overall seems healthier and flake free, and I am doubting whether we re doing the right thing here...as most of you folks seem to have experienced skin ringworm (which we once successfully treated within a couple of weeks solely with tea tree oil)i would really appreciate some personal feedback from others who have been able to successfully cure this type of ringworm without the use of liver damaging drugs, just to get some encouragement that we re on the right track...thank you!!
After a haircut we noticed that our son had a bald spot in the top of his head. The barber misdiagnosed it as dry skin but he told us to use a dandruff shampoo with selsun in it. The spot began to enlarge so I began research and took him to the physician who confirmed it was ringworm.
For 1 month he took griseofulvin twice a day (i dont like giving my children medication) with no improvement. During this time he also developed molluscum contagiosum. So we went to a dermatologist (I thought they may know more) I was determined to find a cure and I found this site. I told him what I had read and they advised against it and added another month of the same treatment.
Well I went home and tried it anyway feeling it could not hurt. ACV worked I am now a believer also. I would wash his hair every two days with the selsun and pour the ACV all over his head (yes it smelled). After the first application I could see improvement in the surface skin it has been two months now and his scalp looks great. We are returning to the dermatologist I need to be sure it is gone. Thank you for this site it is now a part of my favorites.
My nine year old daughter got ringworm in her scalp from summer camp. I tried everything acv, the prescript meds, polish, creams, bleach you name it. I got a natural cures book from a whole foods store and voila she is cured after two years of this nightmare! First you need black tar shampoo wash every night. Then 100% pure tea tree oil after you wash the hair use a q-tip with a little water on it rub into scalp gently. Last but not least organic sulfur sold in pellet form in blue tube about five tiny pellets per dose and it does'nt taste bad. Kind of like sugar water so my daughter actually did not mind it, gris-peg and others are gross tasting. I did this every day till the pellets ran out and amen she no longer has bald spots her hair is growing back! She can go to the hairdressers!!! No more itching!!!! She has been ring worm free for a year now...
PS change pillow case every night. Do not share combs or shampoo, brush during the process. Do not want to contaminate others. It's a lot to do but it is so worth it cuz ringworm in the scalp is hard to get rid of... Good luck!
Ten Mile , Tn
While combing my son's hair, I noticed red small rings on his scalp. They were ringworm. He is 17. I marked all of them w/sharpie dot so I could find them and treat them. I followed another EC remedy of 90% rubbing alcohol. I put a hair dryer to each spot, warmed it up and they come to the surface, then used a qtip and put on hydrogen peroxide first, then used a qtip saturated with rubbing alcohol. Do it 2 times a day, it bled a little that was ok, and after a couple of days, 1 was gone, but had to work on a stubborn one. It is almost gone. Forget the expensive cream "Lotrimin", stop giving money to the pharma criminals, and use a simple qtip with 90 percent rubbing alcohol. IT WORKS!!!