Turpentine On Ringworm
by Kitty Peterson
(Barberton, Ohio Summit)
I heard that putting turpentine on ringworm will kill it right now. I want to try it. My daughter is giving me a hard time. She don't think it's good for me.
There are a number of different natural remedies people use to treat ringworm. Different things seem to work for different people.
It's my suspicion that perhaps certain strains of the fungus have built up a resistance to certain treatments so it may be trial and error to find one that works for you.
Some of the most common topical natural ringworm remedies are:
- Tea Tree Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Fresh Sliced Garlic or Garlic Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Neem Oil
Other "not so natural" ringworm treatments that some people have used with success are:
- Absorbine Jr
- Vicks VapoRub
I understand your daughter's concern over using turpentine on ringworm as a treatment. Turpentine is not really meant to be absorbed into your skin and it is toxic. There's a small chance that it will help some, but it doesn't have ANY healing properties.
I've used turpentine, of course, over the years when trying to remove paint from my hands after a decorating project, etc. I don't think it would necessarily be very dangerous when used in small amounts, but there are so many other things you could use that are much less harmful. One important point that many people don't think about when treating ringworm:
For the best results and long term healing (many people report that their ringworm returns after weeks or months) it's very important to treat yourself internally as well as externally.
Anyone who has ringworm should not only put something anti-fungal on the skin, but also take an anti-fungal supplement. One of the best anti-fungal supplements available is Bear Paw Garlic
Taking Bear Paw Garlic capsules will allow your body to fight the infection internally, too.
I also encourage ringworm sufferers to boost the good bacteria in their system by taking good quality probiotics, like Florafood
. The stronger your own immune system is, the quicker it will be able to attack and expel foreign invaders and keep fungus overgrowth under control.
I hope this helps you in treating your own ringworm infection. You can try using turpentine on ringworm, but it is not something I would recommend as a best practice.To your good health!