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Old 12-08-2009, 06:15 PM
Location: NYC
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Buy yourself some Tinactin or some other liquid spray for Athlete's foot. Spray it all over everyday, after she takes a shower. Also switch to liquid bath soaps, then get tea tree oil and mix it in.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:21 PM
Location: Daytona Beach FL
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It is highly contagious. Use a new towel when showering everyday, wash clothes and avoid holding them against your body during transfer, wash hands and under nails often. Lysol and clean all laundry baskets, shower rugs, etc. I'd clean the laundry machine too, all surfaces that clothes touch going in and out. Also, any common surfaces in the house...... couches, lightswitches, etc. Once you decide to do battle, make sure you erradicate it once and for all.

When we were kids, we picked it up from sandboxes and playing in dirt. (leading me to believe it is related to animal feces). If she's a gardener, that might be the culprit.

I did see a ringworm remedy at Walgreens the other day, just by chance. it was by the Lice removal kits, lol.

Here's a link to Mayoclinic, all you need to know. Sounds like a can of tinactin and cleaning up any possible infected area's of the house is the way to win the battle.

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Old 12-10-2009, 12:58 PM
Location: Up in the air
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Kind of an old school cattleman's remedy, but it's worked for us for decades... we had horses/goats/cattle that ocassionally got ringworm at livestock shows and brought it back to us.

Use some toothpaste with flouride in it. Pat it on, and put some plastic wrap over it for about an hour, then let it breathe. Wash it off when it dries. Works like a charm and clears up within a day or two.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:54 PM
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A little bleach a few times a day also works wonders! We discovered this by accident when a foster child we had, who was covered with ringworm, cleared up within a few days from going in our chlorinated pool. So I tried bleach on myself when I had it and it cleared it up within a few days!

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Old 12-10-2009, 08:28 PM
Location: Shelby Township, MI
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I used doTERRA Melaluca (aka Tea Tree oil) essential oils and cream form the doctor. Very effective.
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