What is Ringworm?
Ringworm is a general term for a common fungus infection on the skin. In scientific terms it is called ‘Dermatophytosis’. The infection is called ringworm, as it appears as round or ring like in shape. Pets, such as dogs or cats, may be a source of transmitting the disease to humans. Although ringworms are common among the children, any body can be affected by it.
Common Causes of Ringworm
- Through scratches or cuts in the skin
- Affects damp areas where sweating is common
- Using unwashed clothes or sharing combs of infected people
- Swimming pool
Home Remedies for Ringworm
Rub a slice of freshly cut raw Papaya on the patch.
Make a powder with Mustard seeds. Add some water and make a paste. Apply on the patch till it clears up.
The juice of Holy basil leaves to be applied on the patch 2-3 times.