Ringworm is a topical skin condition that causes a red, crusted, scaly-appearing rash that’s often circular in form, erroneously causing people to believe a worm is involved.
Known medically as tinea (which is Latin for “worm”), it can also cause blister-like lesions. And when found on the head, its symptoms can include scaling of the scalp and even patches of hair loss.
Occurring most often areas with warm, moist climates, it’s highly contagious and can be passed from person to person by physical contact, or by sharing combs, brushes and other personal care items, or even clothing.
Ringworm affects millions of people each year in the United States, and tens of millions more worldwide, including millions of children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called it “a major public health concern.”
But what exactly is ringworm? And is colloidal silver known to be an effective treatment for this contagious skin condition? Here’s the scoop you need to know…
Another method some people have found to be very effective for extremely stubborn cases of ringworm is to take a small empty shot glass and put a dollop of colloidal silver GEL (i.e., a glob of it about half the size of a marble).
Then add four drops of a good, high-quality Tea Tree Oil (i.e., Melaleuca oil) and use a plastic spoon or other clean implement to mix it together really well in the shot glass.
The gel will turn from clear color to whitish color in the process of being mixed with the Tea Tree Oil.
A small amount of this mixture is then applied two or three times a day to the affected areas of the skin (being careful to stay away from the eyes, as Tea Tree Oil can be a bit caustic and will definitely burn the eyes).
Put a piece of Saran Wrap or other covering over the shot glass to keep your mixture fresh for repeated use throughout the day.
You can judge how long to keep applying it to the affected area simply by watching the skin condition clear up. When it’s clear, stop using it. But continue to spray a good liquid colloidal silver product on the previously affected area for another seven days, to prevent recurrence.
Experts tell me they’ve never seen this mixture fail to work on stubborn ringworm and other fungal skin infections. But if you don’t see significant clearing of the condition beginning within three days of using this mixture three times a day, then you’ll have to switch to something else.
Another frequently mentioned home remedy is to disinfect the area around the site of the ringworm infection with vinegar. Then further wash the site with liquid colloidal silver. Then apply tea tree oil unmixed with any other substance.
(Again, experts say you need to be very careful about getting Tea Tree Oil too near the eyes. And don’t touch the treated area with the hands and then touch near the eyes. If Tea Tree oil gets into the eyes, thoroughly rinsing the eyes with water will help, but many experts claim that rinsing the eyes with milk is even more effective, as the fats in the milk cling to the caustic oils in the Tea Tree oil and rinse it out of the eyes faster than water can. Naturally, a visit to the local Urgent Care Center might be necessary if Tea Tree oil gets into the eyes and cannot be sufficiently rinsed out.)
The Experts Agree
Regardless of which method of treatment you use, the consensus of experts is that colloidal silver is extremely effective against ringworm.
Indeed, way back in 1920 Alfred B. Searle, author of Use of Colloids in Health and Disease wrote, “Colloidal silver has been used with marked success in treatment of ringworm of body, tinea versicolor, soft sores, pustular eczema of the scalp and pubes…”
And even earlier than that, in 1912, the British medical journal Lancet stated that colloidal silver had been used successfully to treat ringworm and other fungal skin conditions.
More recently, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine stated in their Physician & Practitioner Administered Procedures and Therapies, “Among the conditions colloidal silver has controlled are severe burns, acne, boils, candida and yeast infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive problems and colitis, ear and sinus infections, herpes, shingles, lupus, malaria, viral and fungal infections, blood parasites, rheumatoid arthritis, and ringworm.”
And in a clinical study titled, “Antifungal effect of silver nanoparticles on dermatophytes,” published in 2008 the prestigious Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, researchers demonstrated that silver nanoparticles were even more effective than prescription antifungal drugs in the treatment of Trichophyton species of fungus – the most common cause of athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and hair and nail fungal infections in humans.
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