Apple cider vinegar works for ringworm. This inexpensive and highly effective natural remedy is easy to use. Apple cider vinegar can be used internally or externally for ringworm. Our readers have also reported success using apple cider vinegar capsules.
How Do I Use Apple Cider Vinegar Externally for Ringworm?
Most of our readers report using apple cider vinegar straight without diluting it on their ringworm infection. Apple cider vinegar can be applied with a cotton ball or q-tip, depending on the size and number of ringworm spots that there are. Another option would be to put apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the infected areas.
Apple cider vinegar should be applied 2-3 times day. If you use a spray, it may be convenient to spray even more often; 4-5 times a day. Some of our contributors cover the lesions with a Band Aid. This may be helpful to keep ringworm from spreading to others, especially school age children, but since fungus thrives in a moist environment, if it is possible to leave the patches uncovered, do so.
How Do I Use Apple Cider Vinegar Internally for Ringworm?
Some of our readers have used apple cider vinegar internally for ringworm and did not have to do any sort of external treatment. A typical tonic is 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water twice a day. This helps to alkalize the body and is helpful for the skin, even taken internally.
Apple cider vinegar capsules can be taken instead, according to package directions.
For a serious ringworm infection, it may be necessary to use apple cider vinegar internally and externally.
Cautions When Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Ringworm
The most common side effect of using apple cider vinegar for ringworm is that it can burn the skin. Sometimes the skin is broken with a ringworm infection. In this case, apple cider vinegar may be uncomfortable, especially for children. To resolve this problem the vinegar can be diluted. Use 1 part of apple cider vinegar and 1 part of water. Alternately, you can use coconut oil or castor oil on the ringworm infection after the apple cider vinegar has dried. Coconut oil and castor oil both have anti-fungal and skin soothing properties.
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