You might think to use tea tree oil for ringworm. Tea tree oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties which may help to soothe the itchy ringworm rash on your scalp or body.
What is Ringworm?
Ringworm is caused due to fungal infection. It is a type of rash that may form in a circular on the skin. If ringworm form on the body is known as tinea corporis and if its forms on the scalp then it is known as tinea capitis.
You nay cause by touch an animal, person, or any personal items like towel or cloths, which infects with ringworm. It is a red and circular shape on the skin, It is a fungus, not a worm.
Tea Tree Oil for Ringworm
Tea tree essential oil is extracted for the leave Melaleuca alternifolia, which is a native plant of Australia. A study found that using tea tree oil treat a fungal infection like athlete’s foot. Research, that 70% of people reduce symptoms of athlete’s foot by apply tea tree oil twice a day for a month.
Most of the people who used 50% of tea tree oil had skin clearing and may reduce skin rash. A recent study fount tea tree oil also prevents fungus infection like candida.
How to Use
Before using tea tree oil consult a dermatologist to make sure ist it safe for your skin.
- Mix few drops tea tree oil with a carrier oil (coconut oil)
- With the help of Q-tip, cotton ball or soft cloth apply diluted oil on the rash
You can also use products with diluted oil for cream, Before using it checks the instructions nad better do a patch test before to use it.
Ringworm on the scalp
To treat ringworm on the scalp:
- Use a few drops of diluted tea tree oil on the affected area on the scalp
- You can also mix a few drops into shampoo and wash it
If you free any irritation on the scalp then stop using tea tree oil and make an appointment with a dermatologist.
Other Home Remedies for Ringworm
- Apple cider vinegar
- Grapefruit seed extract
- Aloe vera
- Oregano oil
- Soapy water
- Powdered licorice
According to research tea tree oil helps to treat fungal infections like athlete’s foot and ringworm. Always use diluted tea tree oil to avoid irritation. Before use, it takes dermatologist advice.