I babysat some kids that have ringworms now my nine year old has a ringworm, what can i do?

  • One of the most effective of these is the use of mustard (raye) seeds. A paste made from these should be applied externally over the areas affected with ringworm. Before application of this paste, the skin -should. 'be washed thoroughly with. hot water.
  • The use of raw papaya has also been found beneficial in the treatment of ringworm. A few slice of this unripe fruit should be rubbed on the ringworm patches twice daily. A paste made from dry seeds of papaya can also be applied beneficially on these patches.
  • The use of castor (arandi) oil, is valuable in case of ringworm of the head. This oil should be rubbed liberally on the affected parts. Noticeable improvement will take place within two or three days.
  • Raw vegetable juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved beneficial in the treatment of ringworm. The formula proportions considered helpful in this combination are carrot juice 150 ml. and spinach 100 ml. to make 250ml. of combined juice.
  • The child-patient should get as much fresh air as possible. He should drink plenty of water and bath twice daily. The skin with the exception of part affected with ringworm, should be vigorously. rubbed with the palms of the hands before taking a bath.
  • Coconut oil may be applied to the portions affected with ringworm. It will help the skin to stay soft. Sunbathing is also beneficial and should be resorted to early in the morning. A light mud pack applied over the sites of the ringworm is also helpful. The pack should be applied for half an hour twice daily
  • answered by C

    Ringworms are contagious and spread easily from one person to another by touching an infected area on another person. Since the kids you babysat had ringworms, you have passed on the infection to your child. Natural home cures using raw papaya and mustard seeds are particularly effective.

    It is important to wash hands regularly and for you and your 9 year old to wear flip flops or slippers on your feet at all times. If you visit your doctor, he may prescribe an antifungal ointment or medication.

    answered by P P

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