Ringworm is a general term for a common
fungus infection on the skin. In scientific terms it is called ‘Dermatophytosis’.
The infection is called ringworm, as it appears as round or ring
like in shape. Pets, such as dogs or cats, may be a source of
transmitting the disease to humans. Although ringworms are
common among the children, any body can be affected by it.
Common Causes of Ringworm:
Through scratches or cuts in the skin
Affects damp areas where sweating is
Using unwashed clothes or sharing
combs of infected people
Swimming pool and
Pets are the common causes of
Home Remedies for Ringworm
Rub a slice of freshly cut raw Papaya on the patch.
Make a powder with Mustard seeds. Add some water and make a
paste. Apply on the patch till it clears up.
The juice of Holy basil leaves to be applied on the patch 2-3