Pics: 1st 10/28/2012, 2nd 11/01/12, 3rd 11/08/12, 4th today, 11/9/12.
My 7 y/o DD started with a mosquito-bite sized red spot in front of her left temple. I noticed it and left it alone...it grew larger, still a solid dark pink/red splotch. Over days it grew larger, until I became alarmed when one evening it was the size of a nickel. The next morning, it was different: cleared up a bit in the center, and a definite outer ring.
Weeks later, with inconsistent tea tree oil & coconut oil & internal black walnut tincture treatment, I get that this fungus is really alive! When treated a few times in a row, it diminishes. Leave it alone a day or two, and it's back with a vengeance.
A month later, it's now the size of a half dollar, and I'm worried it'll get onto her scalp and leave her with a bald spot (she's horrified at the thought).
Based on what I've read in other posts, it sounds like consistency is the key. This is what I'm doing now (18 hours so far):
Tea Tree Oil, Coconut oil, and I dab on Goldenseal powder. I cover it loosely with porous medical tape so it won't wipe off while she's sleeping. I put a few drops of black walnut hull tincture on the tape, it seeps through onto the skin.
I do have oregano oil, so will add that, esp as DD's skin isn't bothered by the concoction at all; no stinging etch.
Any other advice? I haven't taken her to the doctor yet. It seems glaringly apparent it's ringworm. But if these treatments don't decrease it over the next 3 days, I'll get an "official" diagnosis.