Ringworm in humans - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Ringworm, also known as dermatophytosis, dermatophyte infection, or tinea, is a fungal infection of the skin and is generally classified by its location on the body. Ringworm isn't a worm but a fungus that causes the infection. The sore caused by this fungus resembles a worm in the shape of a ring — hence the name.

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  • Athletes Foot usually occurs in the warmer weather, the fungi grows between the toes in the warm moist conditions. It can range from very mild to a more severe raw, itchy and painful rash. Because it can cause the skin to crack it may lead to bacterial infections.
  • Jock Itch is much more common in men and can be caused by a variety of fungi and yeasts. It produces itchy red ring like patches in the groin or upper thighs.
  • Scalp Ringworm begins with a red scaly rash and may cause a patch of hair loss . It is extremely contagious amongst children. The mix can be added to hair conditioner to more easily reach the scalp.
  • Nail Ringworm produces a thickened, lustreless and deformed nail . This is much more common in toe nails, eventually the nail may crumble and fall off.
  • Body Ringworm can develop any where on the skin with pink to red round patches with a clear centre.

Symptoms of ringworm are;

  • Red, itchy, or scaly patches, or raised areas of skin called plaques
  • Patches that develop blisters or pustules
  • Patches that may be redder on the outside edges or resemble a ring
  • Patches with edges that are defined and raised

McDowells products

Ringworm Ointment
The herbal extracts in this preparation have been traditionally used to treat ringworm. Ingredients include:- Thuja, Calendula and yarrow along with the Bach Flower Remedies.

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