Ringworm is the most common fungal infection of skin, also known as Dermatophytosis or Tinea. It’s a typical ring shaped red patchy lesion on skin with itching and pain. It can actually occur anywhere on the body like the scalp, legs, face, groin etc; In medical terminology, ringworm on scalp is known as Tinea Capitis, on the limbs, trunk and arms it is called Tinea Corporis, on the groin or private parts is termed as Tinea cruris(jock itch).Other symptoms and signs of ringworm include patches of hair loss or scaling on the scalp, itching and blister like lesions.
It is highly contagious infection, can transfer by skin to skin contact. Can also transmitted by fomites such as towels, comb, Hotel bed sheets, sharing cloths
and personal care items, etc.; it occurs most often in warm and moist climates. person with low immunity is more prone to fungal infection.
Ringworm have reoccurring tendency even after applying anti-fungal cream or conventional antifungal treatment, if it’s not eradicated completely.
Homeopathy offers very safe and effective treatment for persistent and recurring ringworm infection.Natural homeopathic remedies strikes at root of problems to ensure complete cure.
Here are some frequently used homeopathic remedies for ringworm:
BACILLINUM: It is one of frequently used remedy for ringworm and also for other chronic skin infections. There is intense itching which is worse at night. Itching aggravates after bathing. More suitable to patient with tubercular family history.
GRAPHATIS: It is valuable skin remedy for chronic cases, it can be prescribe when ringworm infection is scaly, and sticky discharge oozes out of eruption. It is one of the best remedy for fungal infection in nails.
SULPHUR: this remedy is more suitable to ringworm occur on a scalp with intense itching, irritation and hair loss in patches due to ringworm. It can also be apply in the form of ointment.
SEPIA: It is valuable remedy specially for ringworm in children. It is indicated when brown patches occurs due to ringworm, also frequently indicated for jock itch.
ARSENIC ALBUM: this remedy can be prescribe when there is intense itching with burning pain. Eruption is dry, scaly, specially on scalp. Itching aggravate during night, and in cold weather.
Other homeopathic remedies for ringworm includes Kali sulphuricum, Silica ,Thuja, Chrysarobium etc;.
Above list of remedies can be prescribe for acute cases of ringworm, however, self medication is not advised.
In chronic and reoccurring cases of ringworm, homeopath selects the remedy on the basis of thorough details of patient like detail symptoms, medical history, past history of infection, physical general symptoms, temperament etc; such well selected remedy gives permanent cure without any side effects, also stop the reoccurring tendency of ringworm.