Tinea fungal infections
There are different types of tinea fungal infection, based on the affected area of the body:
Ringworm usually looks like a round, red or silvery patch of skin that may be scaly, inflamed and itchy, but other fungal infections may present themselves slightly differently.
Symptoms of ringworm and other fungal infections
The symptoms of a tinea fungal infection depend on where the infection is.
Ringworm (on the skin)
The symptoms of ringworm include:
In more severe cases:
The ring spreads outwards as it progresses. You can have one patch or several patches of ringworm, and in more serious cases, your skin may become raised and blistered.
Face and neck ringworm
Ringworm on the face and neck may not appear ring-shaped, but may be itchy and swollen, and it can become dry and crusted. If you have a beard, you may notice patches of hair breaking away.
Ringworm on the hand often causes the skin to become thicker on the palm and in between the fingers. It may affect one hand or both and normally only appears on one side.
Fungal scalp infection (tinea capitis)
The symptoms of a fungal scalp infection include:
In more severe cases:
In very severe cases, a large inflamed sore called a kerion may form on your scalp. This can ooze pus, and you may also have a fever and swollen lymph glands.
Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis)
The main symptom of an athlete’s foot is an itchy, dry, red and flaky rash, usually in the spaces between your toes. In more severe cases, you may have:
Jock itch (tinea cruris)
The symptoms of jock itch include:
Exercising, walking and wearing tight clothing or underwear can make the symptoms of a groin infection worse.
Fungal nail infection (onychomycosis)
The symptoms of a fungal nail infection include:
Drink 2 capsule Diatome, once a day.
Topically apply a few drops Funky Fungi Blend.
Certain essential oils work better than others for combating ringworm. The right ones can provide beneficial results to the skin while also help kill the fungal infection causing the problem.
Here are the best oils to use for ringworm.
Tea Tree Oil – Of all the different essential oils that are used for ringworm treatment, tea tree oil is the most common and the most effective. The reason is simple – tea tree oil is nature’s cleanser. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties, and also works as a powerfully effective antifungal agent. As such, it can help to fight off the ringworm infection quickly and help you get the results that you need to improve your skin health.
Lavender Oil – Lavender is another good choice thanks to its ability to kill fungi while also cleansing the skin. Just a few drops applied topically is enough to create a solid anti-fungal treatment that could help to combat ringworm. Additionally, it can help relieve stress and anxiety and calm the mind while healing the body.
Rosemary Oil – This oil is another powerful antifungal essential oil, and one that can prevent ringworm from developing at all, prevent it spreading, and make it easier to gain relief from it. Combined with lavender oil, it’s an excellent way to fight against ringworm infections.
Lemongrass Oil – This essential oil is yet another one with excellent antiseptic and antifungal properties. It can help to kill the fungus while promoting better healing of the skin as well. Combined with any of the above oils, it’s a solid solution for the issue.