Treat ringworm infection with homeopathy
Ringworm is a very commonly found fungal infection. It primarily affects the skin and nail surfaces of the body. We know how obstinate and habit-forming fungal infections can be, they also get drug-resistant in due course of time if mishandled which makes it more severe in its form and symptoms.
Types of ringworm or Tinea
When it comes to dermatological ailments which means skin complaints, diagnosis finds immense importance. Many skin ailments look alike as the general symptoms mostly are rashes, itch, and redness, but it is important to frame a proper diagnosis to reach the cause and provide useful treatment to the sufferer. Let’s look at various kinds of ringworm commonly observed in the human population and also how homeopathy offers a long-term cure for the “inveterate itch”.
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- Tinea pedis or athlete’s foot ( feet )
- Tinea cruris or commonly known as jock itch ( found in the groin, inner thigh space, buttocks )
- Tinea capitis ( usually located on the scalp )
- Tinea unguium ( found around toenails or fingernails )
- Tinea barbae ( beard )
- Tinea Mannum ( affects hands )
- Tinea corporis ( found generally all over the body I.e corpora )
It’s not just one species of ringworm that causes all of them but various species that range more than 35 in number are responsible for the vast array of tine infections. Their high infectivity and Indian climate make it suitable for them to spread rapidly and propagate from one individual to another.
Risk & prevention
Fungal infections are very common in India, the reason being the warm humid environment in most of the regions and poor living conditions and hygiene habits. Though anyone can fall prey to this nasty infection mostly people with weak immunity and those who are already predisposed to the development of skin ailments suffer more. Another major risk factor is compromised hygiene or living conditions such as damp habitats ( slums, cellars, basement, etc) or occupational commitments which include a lot of traveling which compels them to use public washrooms, toiletries, etc, they quickly find a route to pick up such rapidly spreading ringworm or dermatophytosis. Those who work for 9 to 5 with tight clothing and restricted movement tend to develop tinea cruris because of much perspiration around the groin region. Majorly such individuals remain in the risk zone for ringworm.
How can one prevent ringworm?
Prevention is easier for ringworm by making some modifications in the living conditions and hygiene habits, it alone cuts down the chances to get and transmit the infection by 50% in strong immunity individual.
Some basic prevention tips are as follows-
- Maintain hand hygiene and keep your skin dry and clean especially around the folds.
- Maintain nail hygiene, clip your nails regularly.
- Change and clean your undergarments regularly
- Choose footwear wisely, allow your feet to breathe.
Never share your toiletries and other personal care articles and neither uses someone else’s.
If you are involved in strenuous jobs that lead to a lot of sweating take care of your bathing habits. Try to keep your skin surface clean and dry with proper moisturization as extremely dry skin may precipitate other skin ailments. So, balance is the key.
Why homeopathy is sure to cure ringworm?
Homeopathy being the second most loved mode of treatment worldwide is sure to cure ringworm infection as it follows the holistic principles of well-being. It deals with every case as a new one and the physician is taught to never be prejudiced. This learning during the med school days makes the homeopath accustomed to with dealing every individual case from the start to the end and prescribing based on individual characteristic symptoms and find the cause from person to person. You might have experienced a long case-taking session with the homeopathic physician, now you know the reason.
Homeopathic remedies when individualized and administered will never lead to resistance and this makes it a win-win deal for homeopathy against obstinate fungal infections. Many remedies act on the skin and accompanying symptoms offering relief. Also, homeopathy is the only system of medicine that can work on your constitution and thus help you to get rid of your predisposition and ailments that you have been carrying since birth. The aim of homeopathy is not to treat the ringworm lesion temporarily but also to ensure that it does not occur again and again.
The important remedies that work as a great tool to help get rid of tine are as follows:
Arsenic album- is one of the best remedies that has its action on skin and skin ailments accompanied with intense itching, and burning. It is especially indicated in tine capitis where the aggravation is at night time.
Baccilinum- indicated homeopathic remedy for ringworm with very prominent symptoms and complaints getting worse from cold air and early morning.
Natrum mur- also proves good in cases of tinea corporis with marked mental symptoms.
Sulphur- the grand anti-psoric helps to relieve the intense itching with unhealthy skin. It is especially indicated in ringworm cases with suppuration and many modifications may be due to the use of local medication.
Tellurium- for intense itching in hands and feet with ringworm lesions and eruptions. The skin is unhealthy and stinks offensive.
These were only a few remedies indicated therapeutically. It is important that ringworm being a fungal infection spreads vigorously and can affect the social image which might take a toll upon the mental health of some individuals. Hence, timely intervention and trusting homeopathy for your cure can help you with your ringworm complaints wonderfully. Approach a qualified homeopath and follow the advice. Take small steps towards bigger health changes.