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DS (who is almost a year) seems to have a spot of ringworm on his thigh. I'd rather skip the heavy drugs if possible. Anyone have any suggestions for homeopathic remedies?<br>
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I was about to write Cina because that is one of the strong contenders when talking about worms, but isn't ringworm a fungus? If it is, then you have lots to think about if you want to use a remedy. Skin stuff can be hard. You really need a constitutional remedy. Can you go see a good classical homeopath?<br><br>
Otherwise, non-homeopathic treatment could include tea tree oil. A few drops diluted in 4 oz or so of water applied many times throughout the day.
 

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It is a fungus. OTC lotrimin cream will clear it right up.<br><a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T083200.asp" target="_blank">http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T083200.asp</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It is a fungus. OTC lotrimin cream will clear it right up.<br><a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T083200.asp" target="_blank">http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T083200.asp</a></div>
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Excellent article! Thanks!
 

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All righty ladies...been using the Lotrimin for weeks with no discernable difference. Any other options? I would rather go natural if possible. Oh, and he has another spot on his patootie now.
 

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Ive heard Neem oil works wonders on ringworm.<br><br>
some other natural options:<br><br>
tea tree..mix 8-10drops in 1 pint of spring or distilled water and apply to affected area 3xday.<br><br>
echinacea/goldenseal to boost immune system.<br><br>
yellow and green veggies for their beta carotene...which helps the skin heal.<br><br>
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Sulpher 30x, 3xday for 3days. Taken 1hr before or after tea tree application or any other odorous application you are using.<br><br>
Also.....is there an infected pet in the home? Make sure if there is it is getting treated as well......as well as bedding/clothing being washed in hot water.<br><br>
HTHs!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">All righty ladies...been using the Lotrimin for weeks with no discernable difference. Any other options? I would rather go natural if possible. Oh, and he has another spot on his patootie now.</div>
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Yeah, the lotrimin takes a minimum of 4 weeks to work. I've been cooking with unrefined coconut oil for a few months now - its antifungal and antimicrobal. When my DS got a spot of ringworm on his thigh recently, I remembered the coconut oil was antifungal. I gave it a try and applied it twice a day for a few days. There was a noticeable difference in less than a week. The lotrimin made my DS cry when I applied it. The coconut oil is very soothing so it worked for us and there were no tears.<br><br>
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Are you sure it's ringworm? Because sometimes eczema can look like ringworm. <a href="http://www.drgreene.org/body.cfm?xyzpdqabc=0&id=21&action=detail&ref=637" target="_blank">It's called Nummular Eczema. It could also be Granuloma annulare.</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ive heard Neem oil works wonders on ringworm.<br><br>
some other natural options:<br><br>
tea tree..mix 8-10drops in 1 pint of spring or distilled water and apply to affected area 3xday.<br><br>
echinacea/goldenseal to boost immune system.<br><br>
yellow and green veggies for their beta carotene...which helps the skin heal.<br><br>
Homeopathic:<br>
Sulpher 30x, 3xday for 3days. Taken 1hr before or after tea tree application or any other odorous application you are using.<br><br>
Also.....is there an infected pet in the home? Make sure if there is it is getting treated as well......as well as bedding/clothing being washed in hot water.<br><br>
HTHs!</div>
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Carefully watch for aggravations if you use Sulphur in an X potency.
 

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Sunlight is what Andrew Saul recommends<br><a href="http://www.doctoryourself.com/feet.html" target="_blank">http://www.doctoryourself.com/feet.html</a><br><br>
Isnt Black Walnut extract supposed to be helpful also?
 

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I have heard if you encase the ring with clear nail polish it will suffocate the ringworm and kill it.<br><br>
One thing that I KNOW works really well is Gentian Violet (sp)... one to three applications and it is GONE.<br><br><br>
Its amazing stuff.. works on so many things; thrush, ringworm, cuts/scrapes, burns, coloring hair (yep, done it!), temp tattoos (kids love em), bug bites... there are many things its great for.
 

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I went to my local herb shop, and even though the homeopath wasn't there, we looked at his cheat sheet and here's what they came up with.<br><br>
Tea tree oil diluted in organic baby oil applied a few times a day.<br><br>
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"Marinate" crushed garlic in apple cider vinegar. Apply a few times a day with a cotton ball. Coupled with a few baths in Epsom Salts.<br><br>
I've already started the tea tree oil, and will stick with it for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference. (I love the stuff, and think highly of its healing properties.) I think I'll get some echinacea too, I've been meaning to for weeks and keep forgetting. Alabama has been hit hard with the flu, and though DS is still a boob man, any other preventatives are welcome. Especially since people keep bringing their sick kids to every event we've been to. (Don't get me started on that!)<br><br>
We do have pets, but no spots on them that I can see. But logically the origin of the ringworm. We do wash all bedding/clothes in hot water, but DS is always petting his puppies and kitties.<br><br>
Coconut oil, hmmm. I'll have to do some research. Thought there was some issue with saturated fat. I'm intrigued.<br><br>
Thank you everyone for all your help. I'll try what I've got and then look into the Gentian Violet, Black Walnut, sulphur, neem oil and nail polish.<br><br>
And I'll do some research on Nummular Eczema. I know nothing about eczema, except that DH suffered with it as a child.<br><br>
Thanks again!
 

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OR you could just leave it and it will go away eventually. It's not dangerous, tho it is contagious. It will last for a few months, then eventually die off and go away.<br><br>
The Gentian Violet works really well. That's what I use. I'd skip the Lotrimin, most fungus is pretty resistant to it these days.
 

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If your dh suffered with eczema as a child, that might be it. I find that tea tree oil helps my eczema too, but lavender oil is a miracle. Does your son act like the spots bother him? I have never had ringworm, but I have heard that it doesn't really feel irritating like a spot of eczema would feel.
 

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It doesn't bother him a bit, that's why I'm not taking a militant "I have to treat this to the hilt" attitude. I just really don't want it to spread. Now I just have to figure out which one of my animals has it! Drat!
 
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