Now I have this scaly stuff on my scalp which actually itches a lot. I’ve ignored it for a while now, thinking it’s just my usual dandruff tale but on taking a closer look at it yesterday, my friend told me it could really pass for ringworm. “Ringworm! I screamed, where the hell did I get that?” I had to check well and really my whole scalp is infested with this super annoying ailment which actually do look like severe dandruff but kind of have a round patch to it. I’m pretty sure sharing of combs and towels, which of course I do every time I visit the salon is the surest culprit in this scalp invading fungi case.
I’ve decided to start taking my personal combs, brushes and towels down to the salon but first, how do I even get rid of this? Here are some natural remedies I was able to get a hold on:
1. Garlic -: Well, heard this little wonder food can perform a lot of miracles of which curing ringworm is one of them. How to use? Crush garlic, make a paste of it and apply to the affected area. Olive oil may be added to the paste if you like. Leave the paste in for about 2-3hrs. Rinse with warm water. You can apply up to 2-3 times a day for two weeks in order to get good results.
2. Aloe Vera -: Apply its juice directly to the scalp till ringworm disappears. As simple as that.
3. Salt -: Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of salt to a basin filled with warm water. Soak the ringworm affected area in this salty warm water for half an hour. Still wondering how am supposed to soak my scalp in that though.
4. Camphor -: Those white, transparent solid pieces with strong odor. How to use? Grind it and take a pinch of its powder, apply it daily to the scalp.
5. Mustard seeds -: Soak the seeds in water for a while, grind them to form a thick paste then apply on the affected part.
And oh, by the way, a friend suggested I use ‘damatol’, an hair ointment, which I’ve been applying since yesterday afternoon and seriously awaiting results. Really hopeful this will work in curing this ringworm because going bald isn’t an option!
All the best to me and everyone else in this struggle of fighting ringworm. Nice day!