Tinea infection of the scalp (ringworm of the scalp) causes intense itching, dandruff and hair loss. I have already answered common queries related to scalp ringworm; in particular, will my hair grow back? Today however, my focus will be on the best home remedies to cure ringworm fast. Use the following ringworm in hair treatment for quick results:
Buy some tincture of iodine (Lugols Iodine 5%) and mix ¼ teaspoon with a mug of water. Use this as a final rinse after regular shampoo and conditioning. Make sure none of it gets in your eyes. Do not dry your hair with a towel (you can wrap the hair up in an old clean cloth in case you have very long or shoulder length hair); it is best to let it air dry. Use this remedy daily for 4 days per week then take a break for a couple of days before repeating all over for another 4 days.
2. Mixture of Jojoba, Clove and Tea tree oils
Mix together 3-5 drops each of Tea tree essential oil and clove essential oil with 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of Jojoba oil. Massage the mixture well into the scalp. Leave it on overnight. The next morning, use an antifungal shampoo to wash off the hair. Repeat the remedy twice a week. This is also one of the best home remedies for ringworm on face.
The antibacterial and antimicrobial compounds in Listerine make it an ideal mouthwash and also a great scalp fungus remedy. You can get rid of scalp ringworm in 24 hours by massaging Listerine all over the fungal infection. Leave the solution in your scalp for 2-3 hours before rinsing clean. This is a fantastic remedy for getting rid of itchiness and flaking. Use it several times a month to prevent the scalp ringworm from recurring.
4. Apple cider vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide
Mix together organic apple cider vinegar with food grade hydrogen peroxide. Apply the mixture all over the scalp. Massage it really well. You can also mix essential oils like Chamomile, Tea tree or Lavender oils in the mixture. Leave it on for a few hours then shampoo your hair as usual. Repeat once a week to prevent tinea capititis.
5. Dietary changes
Fungal infections indicate an excess sugar in the diet. Cut back on refined grains, sugary foods and drinks. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink a glass of water mixed with 1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar and ½ tsp baking soda every morning on an empty stomach. This will make the body alkaline and help strengthen it against funguses, viruses and bacteria.Also take ½ tsp of food grade Borax in water.Drink healthy organic green juices made from fruits and green vegetables every day. These could include Kale, spinach, cucumber, green apples, lemons and carrots. You can also take a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement.
6. Colloidal silver
Diluted colloidal silver is a wonderful remedy for scalp fungus and dandruff. You can spray 10 ppm colloidal silver all over the scalp or simply dilute it with some water and massage into the areas with Tinea. Leave it on overnight and wash off as usual the next morning.
7. Green or black tea rinse
Brew some strong tea and apply it to the scalp and hair. Wash off after 30 minutes. Repeat application once a week to get rid of ringworm on scalp.
8. Milk of Magnesia
Applying milk of Magnesia can also help relieve fungus which is often caused by magnesium deficiency.
9. Take Hemp oil and Vitamin E
Scalp itchiness and dryness is caused by deficiency of Vitamin E. Taking supplements with 200 IU vitamin E and 500 mg hemp oil can relieve this dryness.
10. Castor and coconut oils
A mixture of castor and coconut oil can help re-grow the lost hair. Massage the scalp 3-4 times a day with the mixture. This remedy is also beneficial against tinea versicolor.
You can also use diluted bleach for ringworm on scalp. Take care when using ringworm home remedies bleach as it can stain clothes and also change your hair color. It is best to dilute it in 50:50 ratio, before use. Try the above 3 day ringworm treatment home remedies to see results. If these do not work, you may have to consider oral anti fungal medicine. Take the prescribed dose of the medicine to cure ringworm fast.