(Closed) ewwww. Ringworm. Really? It’s a month to the wedding!

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

1/10th bleach solution applied a couple times per day with a Q-tip. Don’t waste your money on the cream unless you are allergic to bleach.

Post # 6
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My mom gets it every once in a while (occupational hazzard) and it doesn’t seem to take that long to clear up. I don’t know what she uses offhand, but hers seems to always clear up within a week or two. It might look a little like dry skin after that, but I think a month should be plenty of time.

Post # 7
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that when I got it I used athlete’s foot medicine to make it go away?  It took a few weeks to go away though.

Post # 8
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I got it from my kittens but I kinda pretended it was poison oak. So if anyone asks you can say its poison oak & not feel gross πŸ™‚

I got a box of q tips & clear nail polish. I dipped a q-tip into the nail polish, then dabbed on my skin then THROW AWAY the q-tip & use a new one to use more nail polish if you do that again. Double dipping will further spread it. The nail polish will dry it out plus kinda acts as a protective barrier.

I showered, sprayed the athlete’s foot stuff onto the ringworm spot, let it dry, applied nail polish, let it dry & put on a 2nd coat of it, let that dry. Then put a bandaid over that. I would re-apply the nail polish as needed.

Take LOTS of vitamins & be extra healthy! I got ringworm because I was around it & sick; DH didn’t get it at all. So if your immune system is down, that’s likely how you got it.

It took about 2 or 3 weeks for the ringworm to not show, but I still treated it for a week after just so I made sure it was gone for good.

I also bought alo vera soap. (I think I’m spelling it wrong but I’m having a blank on how to spell this). The alo vera is a natural defense against ringworm & helps get it gone faster.

Post # 9
1831 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had ringworm on my NECK before. I put bleach on a band-aid and switched out “bleach-aids” every few hours. The bleach ended up burning off a layer of skin- getting rid of the ringworm real quick but leaving me with a permanent scar which looks like a hickie to.this.day. Be careful with bleach!

ETA: Just saw your issues with bleach… glad you’re a few steps ahead of the game! πŸ™‚

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