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Top 10 Ringworm Treatments

Ringworm, also known as tinea, is basically a very contagious kind of fungal infection that does not actually involve worms. Instead, the typical ringworm is often presented with a skin lesion that features a clear center and scaly, red border. This is the reason why people call it ringworm. In most cases, this condition can be treated easily, although it is necessary to do it as soon as possible to keep the infection from spreading further. With that in mind, here are the top 10 ringworm treatments you should know.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

As the same implies, this treatment is extracted made from the white membranes, pulp, and seeds of grapefruits. It is loaded with antimicrobial properties, as well as anti-fungal and antibacterial agents. Thus, you can dab it on the affected area to fight fungal infections that cause ringworm. Indeed, this is quite a common component in many natural shampoos. Ideally, you should soak it in your scalp for around five minutes before thoroughly rinsing out. You can purchase it from any health store or make it on your own by combining ground grapefruits and glycerin. Apply 3 to 5 times per day each week for the best results. [1]