can be saved. There are a large number of over the
counter treatments for ring worm, but with a few
ingredients properly measured and mixed,
It would be easy to create your own cure for ring worm.
Here's an old cure that was copied from an old medical
document dated 1926 by DR. William A. Evans M.D..
When the doctor was asked the question,
"What is ring worm and can it be cured?" He responded
by saying ..."inflammation of the skin due to a parasite.
Yes,the best and surest method of cure is the use of X-
ray. A good method is to pull out the hairs around the
ringworm patch and to keep them pulled out. "Wash
and cleanse twice daily with soap and water, and then
paint with iodine or rub in sulfur and mercury
ointment. Spend at least ten minutes rubbing the
ointment in. Ringworm cannot be cured by anyone in a
short time. Patient,persevering thoroughness is a
necessity for treatment. It matters little what drug is
Years ago when there wasn't a drug store on every
corner or a doctor just a few blocks away, many people
made their own medicines and ringworm cure was one
While growing up on a tobacco farm in the southern
part of Virginia, I recall my brother and I having head
teeter,(scalp ring worm.) The itch was something I will
never forget! The infected spot was scaly white and
hair in the area became very thin. My brother had a
large spot at the front left side of his scalp and mines
was directly in the center back of the skull.
But thanks to dad and his old cure, we were soon
cured. This old remedy was handed down from his
mother,which was of African and American Indian
descent. " Gun powder and sulfur grease." And no, we
didn't get too close to open flames.
Before the ointment was applied the remaining hair
was removed from the infected area with hair clippers.
The hair in the area was kept trimmed as close to the
scalp as possible,(very important). The ointment was
applied twice daily;morning and night. The head was
covered with a night cap to keep the cream on the
infected area and to protect sleeping covers.
Tinea of the scalp meaning; " Any fungus skin disease."
The condition can be very difficult to get rid of so it's
very important to be consistent with whatever form of
treatment you may choose.