Many athletes experience the great misfortune of contracting ringworm. Ringworm is a
fungal infection of the skin that can be experienced virtually anywhere on the dermis. This
particular kind of fungus grows best in warm and moist areas, such as locker rooms, weight
rooms and swimming pools. and this is why athletes are among the most frequent sufferers.
Ringworm is highly contagious and is characterized by a red and itchy rash, often (but not
always) in the shape of a ring. It can be spread by means of skin-to-skin contact, and also
through towels, sports equipment, and clothing.
Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is an amazing anti-fungal oil with additional
antibacterial properties that help to prevent infection that can result after a person
vigorously itches the affected area.
How to use tea tree oil for ringworm:
Apply 3-5 drops of undiluted tea tree oil directly to the affected area up to five times
a day. Continue this method of application until the infection has cleared, and for an
additional two weeks after all signs of the infection have vanished to make sure the fungus
is completely eradicated.
Add 5-10 drops of tea tree oil to a tablespoon of shampoo, hand soap, or body wash
(depending on the location of the ringworm outbreak) and use daily to assist in the
elimination of the fungus.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.
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