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Homeopathic Medicines for Ringworm

Ringworm refers to ring-shaped red patchy lesions on the skin. Ringworm is not caused by any worm but from a fungal infection. This infection is also called dermatophytosis or Tinea. Ringworm is a common fungal infection which is very contagious (spreads via direct skin-to-skin contact with a person suffering from this infection).

homeopathic medicines for ringworms

Ringworm or Tinea infection has been given many names in medical terminology according to the part of the body involved:

1. Tinea Capitis : Ringworm infection on the scalp

2. Tinea Corporis: Ringworm on trunk

3. Tinea Pedis / Athlete’s foot: Ringworm on feet

4. Tinea Cruris/ Jock itch: Ringworm infection on the groin

5. Tinea Barbae: Ringworm of beard area

6. Tinea Unguium: Ringworm of nail bed

Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy for ringworm provides a complete cure for ringworm infection. Homeopathic medicines for ringworm help clear the infection completely. Natural medicines help in healing the rash and providing relief from the symptoms of itching and burning and also eradicating the disease in its entirety. Best results are incurred through properly selected homeopathic remedies that stimulate natural healing mechanism of the body to fight the infection naturally. With these medicines, there is no chance of suppression of ringworm infection and it is cured in the most gentle and efficient way. The remedies for ringworm not only help in providing relief from acute ringworm symptoms but also work to eradicate the tendency to suffer recurrent ringworm infection by strengthening the immune system.

Homeopathic Medicines For Ringworm

Sepia, Tellurium, Sulphur, Antimonium Crudum, Silicea and Mezereum are the top remedies for ringworm treatment.

1. Sepia – Top Most Remedy

Sepia tops the chart of homeopathic medicines to treat ringworm infection. The most characteristic feature to use it is ring-shaped patches on the skin appearing in isolated spots (two different ring lesions have no contact with each other). This medicine can be given for ringworm appearing on any body part. Although the ringworm lesion for using Sepia can be noticed on any part of the body, the common location is the bends of the knee and elbow where it gives wonderful results.

The eruptions are accompanied by itching and scratching, though scratching does not provide any relief. Increased sweating with or without bad smell may be noticed in persons requiring Sepia. Another peculiar symptom for using Sepia is the recurrence of ringworm infection every spring season. Sepia can help in eradicating the tendency to contract a ringworm infection every time the spring season approaches.

When and How to use Sepia?

In any case diagnosed with ringworm, this medicine can be used as a first remedy. It can be used in 30C potency once or twice a day. It can be taken in high potencies only after consulting a homeopathic physician.

2. Tellurium – For Multiple Ringworm Lesions Joined Together

Tellurium has shown great clinical improvement in cases presenting multiple ringworm lesions joined together to form rings that crowd over each other.  The lesions tend to cover a large part of the body and sometimes the entire body.

The lesions may be elevated and covered with mild scales. The eruptions are marked by excessive itching and stinging sensation. The itching can occur day and night. Cold air seems to worsen itching. Sometimes vesicles (tiny fluid-filled bumps) may be present on the affected ring-shaped lesions.

When and How to use Tellurium?

In cases of ringworm infection, where multiple ring lesions connected to each other form on the skin, Tellurium should be the first choice of medicine. It can be taken in 30 C potency once or twice a day as per severity of the complaint.

3. Sulphur – To Manage Intense Itching and Burning

Sulphur is a highly effective medicine to manage intense itching and burning in ringworm rash. The person requiring this medicine goes on scratching the lesions but it does not seem to provide any relief. Only the intense burning sensation follows scratching. Itching gets worse at night. Sulphur helps to soothen itching and burning, followed by the disappearance of eruptions.

When and How to use Sulphur?

To control itching and burning in ringworm lesions, Sulphur should be highly considered. Sulphur 30C can be used once a day or in cases of less severity once/twice a week. Do not use its high potencies without physician’s advice.

4. Antimonium Crudum – To Treat Nail Fungus

Antimonium Crudum is the best choice of medicine to help cases of nail fungus. It can be given in cases where nails have become discolored. Additionally, the nails become brittle and chip off easily. The skin under nails may be painful. Deformed, misshaped nails from fungal infection is yet another indication to use this medicine.

When and How to use Antimonium Crudum?

For thick discolored or brittle crumbling distorted nails from ringworm infection, Antimonium Crudum should be used primarily. The usually recommended dose is Antimonium Crudum 30C once or twice a day.

5. Silicea – For Ringworm Infection On Feet

Silicea is a leading medicine to manage cases of ringworm of feet. The key feature to use this medicine here is soreness and cracks in between toes. There is intense itching, the skin may peel off as well. There is excessive sweating on feet with foul smell.

When and How to use Silicea?

Silicea should be taken in cases of ringworm of feet with cracks between toes. The most commonly used potency of Silicea is 6X. Silicea 6X can be taken three to four times a day, four tablets at a time.

6. Mezereum – For Ringworm Scalp (Tinea Capitis)

Mezereum is a beneficial medicine to help cases of scalp ringworm. This medicine is used when eruptions that are covered with thick crusts appear on scalp. Pus is present under these crusts. It is attended by glueing (sticking) of hair together.

When and How to use Mezereum?

For scalp ringworm with crusty eruptions having pus beneath, Mezereum is the best medicine. Mezereum can be taken once a day in 30C potency.

What Is The Cause And Mode Of Spread Of Ringworm?

Ringworm is caused by fungus named dermatophytes. It can spread via following routes:

1. ringworm can spread by coming in direct skin-to-skin contact with a person having this infection

2. Secondly, it may spread by sharing personal objects like towels, socks, shaving razor of a person having ringworm

3. The Third mode of spread is via contact with some surface carrying ringworm infection like bed, floor of bathroom,etc.

4. Lastly, it may spread from touching an infected animal or from direct contact with fungus-infected soil.

What Are The Risk Factors For Ringworm?

No doubt ringworm can affect anyone but some factors put a person at more risk, like

– Sharing person items like towels, combs with someone having ringworm infection

– Using public showers barefoot

– Living in warm, humid environment

– Sweating heavily

– Wearing tight clothes or shoes

– Having weak immune system

– Being overweight

– Having diabetes

 What Are Its Signs And Symptoms?

1. Ring-shaped patchy lesions with raised edges and a clear center. It may be covered with scales. The rings may overlap each other.

2. Itching, burning and pain accompany the lesions.

3. In Tinea Capitis, eruptions may also form that ooze pus. Hair loss may occur in the affected area.

4. In case of Tenia Pedis, small itchy blisters (fluid-filled bumps) may form between toes, cracks may also be develop.

5. In case of fungal infection of nails, nails gets thickened and discolored, nails start to crumble and consequently may detach completely from the nail bed

Preventive Measures For Ringworm Infection

1. Keep skin dry and clean

2. Do not use public showers barefoot

3. Wash hands properly after handling pets or working in soil

4. Avoid sharing personal things like clothes, towels, combs with others

5. Change clothes daily

6. Avoid wearing tight clothes and tight shoes


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  1. Hallo I am searching for a good remedy for my five year old son for ringworm. It started with a round patch on his upper arm. I have given sepia for a few days. No change as in it did not get smaller but also did not spread I stopped for one day then tried rhus tox last night now it has got bigger and more spots appeared today could you suggest the best remedy to proceed? Thank you

  2. Doctor,

    Muje 4-5 months se ringworm ki sikayat h jo ki mere private parts and mere full stomach pe h jisme skin blackish ho gyi h or red color k dane h jo badte ja rhe h kyki ab mere face pe b ek ringworm appear ho rha h. Muje bhut jyada itching hoti hai or scratch krne pe jalan si hoti hai. Night m or morning m bhut jyada problem hoti hai.
    Please suggest me medicine for the same.

  3. Sharon Le says:

    I have ring worm of the scalp and am itching like crazy and losing a lot of hair in patches. The ringworm has also migrated to my back, areas of my face and bends in my arms. I need help !!
    My kitty has ringworm . She is now at the vet being treated.

    I have been on ketoconazole cream for 4 months, ketoconazole shampoo and 3 weeks of terbinafine oral medication.

    Nothing has worked.
    I am reluctant to take further oral medication as there are serious liver side effects.


    Dear madam, Good evening! I have suffered from Ringworm for six years! I used Allpathic medicines for 4 months! it got reduced very well but it again came back! I visited Dr. Venkat Reddy who gave me Chrisanthimum 200 once a day! But it does not get reduced sufficiently! I use Metformin 1000 mg twice a day for Diabetes now as I have suffered from Diabetes! Its HbA1c is 5.9. Thank you very much if you offer me a better treatment!

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  5. mohd nafees says:

    my body ring warm a

  6. Banani Das says:

    No sign at skin,but itching at first at only one space ,then it spreads like rings to other parts of body,it starts at only summer but at winter or at cold weather there is nothing,how can help me homoeopathic medicine to cure it?

  7. Mam meri legs py 6 month sy ringworm h or boht kharish hoti a plz medicine bta dain m boht parshan hu

  8. L. Shanti says:

    I m having ringworm disease on my under breast and under arms very severely nearly from one month. I m getting treatment from my homeo doctor. But no relief sir. Pls help me.

  9. Plz give a name of oral medicine and ointment for ringworm

  10. I have small pimples on my legs and back causing itching specially during night. Problem is more frequent and irritating in winter season. I have used many kinds of antifungal, antibiotic, antiseptic creams, ointments, lotions etc but to no avail. I will be gratefully thankful if you could please prescribe me some Homoeopathic medicine for my disease.

    • Sir meri legs py 6 month sy ringworm h or boht kharish hoti a plz medicine bta dain m boht parshan hu

  11. A Chatterjee says:

    Iam having ringworm infection in my body. Can you suggest a good homeopathic medicine for oral as well as application on skin.

  12. Dr.Bharat B Madha says:

    nice explaination dr

  13. I have fungale infection at groin area with intens itching and burning isolated focuses meet and make large area. Hich homeo remedy suitable.

  14. Satir Mahdy says:

    Please mention the power of sepia

  15. I have ringworm on both side of legs .It cures while using ointment but recurs . How can I get rid of this ringworm permanently.

    • VISHAL VERMA says:

      I have ringworm on both sides of leg . It cures while using ointment but recure . How can I get rid of this ringworm permanently.

  16. Raj Kumar Raju says:

    Sir I have been suffering from ringworm since 3 months.i have tried different allopathic medicines itraconazole but it doesn’t cute it.then I have shifted to homeopathic medicine but instead of healing it is increasing day by day. What should I do now

  17. Sanjay Kumar says:

    Ring worm on thigh, armpit, belly in large part. Please name some homeopathic medicine. Itching all time. It’s doses.

  18. Suman sarkar says:

    Ringworm in inner thigh

  19. Parimal Bhattacharya says:

    Initially ringworm affected the outer skin of the penis which is cured by application of over the counter available cream like Crotrimazol. However now I find that the infection has spread inside the penis and there is milky white discharge but not much itching.
    Kindly advise the appropriate Homeo medicine which will cure the disease from the root. Afraid to take Allopathic drugs like Fulcin Forte as that potentially may affect liver. I am a senior citizen age ,65yrs.
    Parimal Bhattacharya

  20. Ring worm affected my thigh joint portion. Its also spread. I took R 82 homeopathy medicine. Can u suggest me another medicine for solving the problems.

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