Ringworm is an ”un-sightly”, to say the least, blemish on your skin – see the lovely pictures below. And it can itch, ooze and do all sorts of nasty things. Worst of all to many sufferers is that it looks so bad that they wonder if folks around them are convulsing in nausea at the sight of their skin. And perhaps ringworm folks are even wondering whether … worms … might suddenly pop up out of their skin?
OK, I’m kidding about the nausea and the worms. There aren’t any worms in ringworm, although we’ve got to wonder where the name came from? The fact is that ringworm is a fungus and the good news about ringworm is that there is a cure that is inexpensive and effective.
A Potent Natural Remedy For Ringworm
That simple cure is (drumroll) coconut oil! Coconut oil is anti-fungal and destroys fungus by disrupting the outer membrane of the fungus itself so that it can’t survive. So if you cover your ringworm with coconut oil it will destroy that fungus.
It’s best to cover the ringworm with bandages, or socks/gloves if it’s on your feet or hands. A caution here: if possible, use all-cotton or all-wool to cover your ringworm outbreak. The chemicals in blends like polyesters work against the cure you’re trying to achieve.
“But, Sydney, Coconut Oil Isn’t Cheap!”
Actually, yes it is. The reason: because a very little bit goes a long, long way. The amount necessary to cover ringworm, for example, is tiny. In fact, be very sparing with the coconut oil because too much just makes a big globby mess. And one very cool thing I’ve noticed about coconut oil is that it soon sinks into your skin unlike some oils that seem to just crouch on the surface ad infinitum.
So if you’re one of the estimated 25% of the population who gets ringworm once in your life, the first thing to do is to just relax. To quote the popular phrase: “It ain’t no big deal.’ Then grab your coconut oil to start the healing and get on with your life.