Don't worry, ringworm is not caused by a worm--although that doesn't make it any less trouble! Caused by a fungus that takes hold and continues to grow on the body, particularly in warm, moist areas, the ringworm causes intense dry, itching, red patches and painful areas such a the scalp, beard area, groin (Jock Itch) or hands.
And yes, like Athlete's foot, it is very contagious.
How to Prevent Ringworm
Ringworm is spread through contact, so do not share clothing, towels or shoes.
If you think you have been exposed, wash your clothing with anti-fungal soap. Help prevent ringworm from spreading by wearing shoes in showers and public bathing areas.
Change your shoes and socks and underwear at least once daily.
Take care to make sure you are completely dry before putting on your clothes.
Use InfiniteAloe® Skin Care on your feet, hands to help protect against fungus taking hold. Be sure to allow the cream to soak in for a few minutes before putting on your clothes or shoes.
What To Do if you Get Ringworm - How Aloe Vera and Yucca Extract Can Help
The primary ingredient of InfiniteAloe® Skin Care is organic Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Miller). The anti-fungal as well as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties of organic Aloe Vera may reduce your difficulties and save you days of frustration and discomfort. Studies suggest that Aloe Vera penetrates deeply into the lower levels of the skin, bringing its remarkable properties to where it is most needed. (See References)
InfiniteAloe ® Skin Care also contains Yucca Extract that has long been used as a treatment to purify the blood and as an antibacterial, anti-fungal ointment.
Saponins (plant substances) in both Aloe Vera and Yucca are well known and researched for their essential anti-fungal and antibacterial effects.
Home Remedies When You Have Ringworm
If your skin breaks open and becomes infected, you will need to apply or even take antibiotics. Care should be taken to prevent this but if it happens, or there are complications, see your medical doctor.
- Give the affected skin plenty of breathing space (wearing open toe shoe or showers with "breathing holes", allow your skin to breathe after bathing before putting on your clothes.)
- Prevent infections by wearing sandals in public locker rooms and showers where bare feet may contact the fungus that will spread.
- Clean the affected area using water and a light, mild soap that is free from chemicals or fragrances.
- After washing apply InfiniteAloe Skin Care to affected areas. Following the application allow skin to breathe and let the skin care soak in completely (for 10-20 minutes) before putting on shoes or socks or clothes. Use the unscented version of InfiniteAloe® Skin Care.
Real Stories from Those Who Have Used InfiniteAloe Skin Care to Help Ringworm:
"On your skin cream. The cream is good for so many things but I like it best for protecting my skin and taking the itch out of jock itch."
B, San Jose, CA, USA
Try your InfiniteAloe® Skin Care today!
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