Ring Worm

Jaela Smith

What is a Ring Worm?

a ringworm is typically scaly and may be red and itchy. Ringworm of the scalp is common to children where it may cause bald patches. it can be spread by skin-to-skin contact or by touching an infected animal or object.

What are the treatments for Ring Worms?

Alternative Treatment

The fungal infection ringworm can be treated with homeopathic remedies. Among the homeopathic remedies recommended are:


  • sephia for brown, scaly patches
  • tellurium for prominent, well defined reddish sores
  • graphites for thick scales or heavy discharge
  • sulfur for excessive itching



Prognosis

Ringworms can usually be cured, but recurrence is common. Chronic infection develops one person in five. Although, toenail infections do not always respond to treatment.


How have ring worms changed over the years?


Doctors believed it was caused by worms hence the name. Ringworm was highly contaigoius in the 1800s, but little was known about the infection. it was common among poor people and was thought to be caused by poor hygiene and poor diet. To treat the infections doctors would pluck the hair out individually or remove them with a plaster.


Back then they didn't do anything about ring worms, But now there are prescriptions for it and treatment.