Coconut Oil Successfully Tested For Ringworm (Fungal Infection)

Chicken Ringworm Medication Steps

  1. Get whole coconut.
  2. Open coconut into halves.
  3. Grate the coconut meat finely.
  4. (Optional) Add little water.
  5. Press hard to produce coconut milk.
  6. Boil coconut milk in a pan.
  7. Stir without burning the bottom of the pan. Coconut oil will eventually be produced when the water evaporates.
  8. Set aside the coconut oil in a bottle and make sure to remove the brown coconut residue.
  9. Clean ringworm infection on the chicken face or skin with your fingers.
  10. Apply coconut oil on ringworm area once every other day using your fingers. Everyday is better.
  11. See that in one or two weeks the ringworm will be gone.

Background and Research

I have used as a child coconut oil from the grocery but was not satisfied with the result or no result.

I searched online for “ringworm” and wikipedia Dermatophytosis (or ringworm) was the result I was interested to read on more. The following are what I find interesting which resulted to coconut oil.

So I made coconut oil myself with the listed steps above.

Remember, most if not all medicines below must not be applied on the eyes. Thus, coconut oil is the easiest to apply and without the worry of ruining the eyes.

Dermatophytosis or Ringworm: Treatment

Antifungal treatments include topical agents such as miconazole, terbinafine, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, or tolnaftate applied twice daily until symptoms resolve — usually within one or two weeks. Topical treatments should then be continued for a further 7 days after resolution of visible symptoms to prevent recurrence. The total duration of treatment is therefore generally two weeks, but may be as long as three.

In more severe cases or where there is scalp ringworm, systemic treatment with oral medications may be given.

To prevent spreading the infection, lesions should not be touched, and good hygiene maintained with washing of hands and the body.

Antifungal Medication: Alternatives

Research conducted in 1996 indicated that the following substances or essential oils had anti-fungal properties:

  1. Allicin – created from crushing garlic
  2. Citronella oil – obtained from the leaves and stems of different species of Cymbopogon (Lemon grass)
  3. Coconut oil – medium chain triglycerides in the oil have antifungal activities
  4. Iodine – Lugol’s iodine
  5. lemon myrtle
  6. Neem Seed Oil
  7. Olive leaf
  8. Orange oil
  9. palmarosa oil
  10. patchouli
  11. Selenium – in dietary supplements or natural food sources, particularly Brazil nuts
  12. Tea tree oil – ISO 4730 (“Oil of Melaleuca, Terpinen-4-ol type”)
  13. Zinc – in dietary supplements or natural food sources, including pumpkin seeds and chickpeas

Horopito (Pseudowintera colorata) leaf contains the anti-fungal compound polygodial.

Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University’s Department of Plant Sciences published a study in 2009 indicating that carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap contain compounds that may be useful in providing a new class of anti-fungal drugs for use in humans, for fungal infections that are resistant to current anti-fungal drugs.

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