9. Colloidal Silver
Colloidal silver is effective in treating ringworm of the scalp, as it has very broad-spectrum antibiotic and antifungal properties.
Plus, it’s nontoxic and it starts working almost immediately.
- For external use, pour colloidal silver into a spray bottle and spray it on the affected areas. Allow it to air-dry. Do it 2 or 3 times daily.
- For internal use, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of colloidal silver to a glass of filtered water and drink it twice daily, preferably on an empty stomach. This will help destroy the harmful fungi within the body. Use this remedy for 1 month.
Listerine, the popular mouthwash, is also a great scalp ringworm remedy.
The alcohol content in Listerine helps kill the fungus that causes this infection. Plus, its antiseptic property helps relieve soreness and inflammation.
- Pour a small amount of Listerine in a bowl.
- Soak a cotton ball in it and apply it on the affected areas.
- Leave it on your scalp for 2 to 3 hours before rinsing it off with plain water.
- Repeat twice daily for a few weeks for complete relief.
- Given the highly contagious nature of ringworm, act promptly upon noticing even slight symptoms.
- When dealing with ringworm of the scalp, be sure to maintain good personal hygiene. Wash your hair regularly and keep your scalp as clean as possible.
- Stay away from infected pets, especially if they have bald patches of skin.
- To prevent the infection from spreading, wash towels, bedding and clothing that touches the hair in hot water on a regular basis. Avoid sharing personal items like clothing, towels, hairbrushes or other items with others.
- Do not shave your head. It will not help get rid of the fungus present on your scalp.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after touching your head, especially any infected areas.
- Avoid covering your head with a hat or scarf while healing from a tinea capitis infection.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet with an adequate amount of nutritious food to build your immunity. This will help your body fight the infection. It will also reduce the risk of contracting it if you’re around someone who has it.
- Eating more probiotic foods will also help fight the fungal infection from the inside out.
- Reduce sugar and processed foods in your diet, as fungi tend to thrive on sugar and simple carbohydrates.
- Resist the urge to scratch your scalp persistently, as it increases the risk of spreading the infection.