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How to dry up a ringworm in a toddler's mouth?

if anyone knows anything to dry up a ringworm it would help my daughter,,she sucks her hair and now has a ringworm onn her mouth,,is there anything i can get over the counter to help her??????

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If the ringworm is on her mouth, I would seek the advice of a physician. An over the counter medicine may not be safe to use around the mouth because she could ingest it.

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well it took forever but we got rid of the thing,,,,,,thanks for all the help

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If the ringworm is on her mouth, I would seek the advice of a physician. An over the counter medicine may not be safe to use around the mouth because she could ingest it.

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You can use stuff to treat athletes foot, that is suppose to help because ring worm is a fungis. Sorry about the spelling

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Hi!

I'm an old Mom of three and know some things....if the ringworn ON her mouth or in anyway in her mouth?

Because, Tinactin is useful in ringworm but I would not use it if she will ingest it. I don't think sucking her hair is the cause of ringworm.

Remember - the Public Health Unit is always available - maybe not fast and friendly - but they are trained medical people.

Wash the area with soap and water - then add the antifungal cream.

Hope this helps

Erin

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This is really weird but it works trust me. Go get some jock itch cream and keep the ringworm area really clean. It might hurt a little with it being by her mouth, but wash it with a warm wash cloth and bust the blasters open and then clean it really good with soap and warm water. Afterwards dry it really good and put the jock itch cream on it. Do this at least twice a day until it is gone. Three times a day is better.

And tell her she will keep getting them if she keeps sucking on her hair. And let her know that sucking on her hair can mess up tummy and going to the bathroom (big job).

Hope this helps.
S. Jane

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Hey M.,
I right away thought about tea tree oil, but I had read this testimony, about tea tree oil, and apple cider vinegar, you can get the ACV at the grocery store, and the tea tree oil @ Wal Mart I think. I hope this helps, let me know please. Carla

ACV AND TEA TREE OIL FOR RINGWORM
12/20/2007: Ronda from Platte Center, United States writes: "my grand daughter picked up ringworm from her cat about a month ago we dabbed on her ringworm with a cotton ball straight apple cider vinegar then a drop of tea tree oil did this for 3 days and it was gone-I swear to God and hers outbreak was pretty bad a lg blotch on her chin and upper leg all ring worm is gone and the total cost was under $5.00"

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M.,
At the Malvern Wal-Mart on the vitamin isle, on the bottom shelf at the end closest to the pharmacy in the natural stuff you can find pharmaceutical grade Tea Tree Oil. Dab it on her mouth at least three or more times a day. Put a couple of drops of the oil in your hand with the shampoo when you wash her hair as well. Tea Tree Oil is a natural anti-fungal that works better and faster than any over the counter anti-fungal creme. I have cured cats, kids, myself, and many friends this way.
Tori

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Use one part clorox to 10 parts water and dab in on the spot twice a day. A fried of mine who was a nurse said it works wonder and so I used it on my kids and it worked great!

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use UN-REFINED virgin coconut oil to get rid of the ring-worm. it has amazing healing properties as well as being a NATURAL ANTI-FUNGAL...and since it's a food there won't be a problem with her swallowing any of it! My 4 year old daughter loves to eat it by the spoonful. Do a little research yourself, but i recommend it to people for a lot of uses. i've ordered the books and researched many of its benefits. i order it on-line from www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com because i believe them to have a very high quality product, but there are other websites out there and you might get lucky and find it in a store (just make sure it is un-refined, which means it has not been heated and has not used chemicals to process it). you can buy a small sample jar for 3 or 4 bucks at the website i suggested. coconut oil can also be used as a treatment in her hair. it will also get rid of dandruff, lice, plus make your hair super shiny and healthy. good luck!

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My four year old son has had one on his face for 2 weeks now. I started out using over the counter ointment for atheletes foots (all it is, is a fungus just like athelete's foot just somewhere else on the body). it was getting better, then started getting worse. A lady a work with said her son had them bad at one time and to put a very small amount of bleach on it with a Q tip It will burn some, but in two days it was gone. Now you can hardly tell he had it

S.

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Try Lamisil over the counter. My doc prescribed it while I was pregnant because I had 2 I couldn't get rid of. it take a lil' while but it works.

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Any kind of anti-fungal should work. Like for Athlete's foot or similar. Good luck!

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If she has ringworm in her hair she will need to see a physician. Once ringworm has invaded the hair follicles one has to take intra-oral meds for several weeks. Over the counter meds will not work. I would assume the same medication would be needed to clear it up in her mouth. Hope that helps.
R.

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You can use stuff to treat athletes foot, that is suppose to help because ring worm is a fungis. Sorry about the spelling

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I can't remember the name of it but there is an over the counter cream that is sold at most dept stores (walmart, kmart, target, etc) and drug stores.

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for the head ringworm buy some betadine and some nizoral (medicated shampoo). dab betadine on ringworm and let sit for 2-3 minutes. wash off then wash hair in nizoral and let it sit on for 3-5 minutes then wash out. this will help but you will probably need to get salve in addition to this. we followed the above steps and then after washing hair we put salve on the spot. this will probably help too with the face (less the nizoral shampoo). however, more than likely you will have to get salve from doctor.

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i got ringworm all over my tummy when i was little. my grandmother put iodine all over the rings and it went right away. probably not the best idea for her mouth, but if it spreads anywhere else give it a shot.

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Hi M.,
We used to get those all the time when we were kids, and mom kept a bottle of iodine to put on them. She painted them with iodine every night after our bath when we got them, and it would dry up pretty well within a week. Probably all kinds of other modern meds out there now, but iodine was what she used.
C.

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Hi!

I'm an old Mom of three and know some things....if the ringworn ON her mouth or in anyway in her mouth?

Because, Tinactin is useful in ringworm but I would not use it if she will ingest it. I don't think sucking her hair is the cause of ringworm.

Remember - the Public Health Unit is always available - maybe not fast and friendly - but they are trained medical people.

Wash the area with soap and water - then add the antifungal cream.

Hope this helps

Erin

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Topical athletes foot cream,over the counter.

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You can take iodine(sold over the counter). Quickly make a circle around the worm area an then fill in the circle with it ( a lot like painting it) this will dry it up within a couple days. Make sure you do the circle fast so the worm cannot escape to a new area. Also do not be afraid to use enough to do the job right but not so much it runs off. It will discolor the skin for a day or two but will get rid of the ringworm.

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Hi... When one of us in our household gets a ringworm, I always use an anti-fungal cream( the stuff for athletes foot) It clears it up really fast.. M.

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This may sound really funny but if you rub it with an unripen pecan shell(when the shell is green) it WILL go away.

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Ringworm is a fungal infection. Doubt she got it from sucking on her hair.

Take her to the doctor if it is ringworm he can prescribe an antifungal.

Also, if she is sucking her hair she could get a hairball that can make her very sick. To stop her try cutting her hair or pulling it away from her face.

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I had ringworm (from a cat) when I was little and the dr told my mother to put me in a tanning bed for a few minutes. Of course I thought i was really cool getting to tan at 8 yrs old, but anyway. Not sure how to help the tongue, but this will help the skin. It worked for us.

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You can use an over the counter treatment for athelete's foot. Any brand will work.

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Because it is around her mouth, I'd consult with a doctor first. Not all over-the-counter antifungals are safe for internal consumption, and anything put around the mouth will get into the mouth! You also didn't mention how old your daughter is...

Tea tree oil may be one holistic option to try. It is an essential oil with antifungal properties and can safely be applied directly to skin (though again, internal consumption is not recommended.)

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are you sure that it is ringworm? my son had several spots on his arms, legs, and back that we thought were ringworm. i took him to the doctor, but it was actually excema, which the doctor prescribed a perscription for. cleared up in about 2-3 days.

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M. i don't know where u r from sweetie but my daughter had ringworms and we used np27 on her i don't know if they make that or not anymore. if u have a walmart there where u live at go to the pharmacy department and asked them what kind of medicine they got for ringworms that u can get over the counter they should be able to help u and things. but being close to the mouth i don't know what they will tell u to used on it they might advise u to take her to the doctor since it is so close to her mouth and things. but that is the only kind of advise that i have.

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M.,
I have used Blue Star ointment (mixed with Vaseline because it's strong) and Dial soap for ringworms. But since it's on her mouth, that may not work too well. Are you sure it's a ringworm?

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I don't know of any "holistic" approaches to ridding yourself of ringworm, but my son recently had one on his leg. Our pharmacist recommended "Lotramine".

I hope this helps!

C. K.

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My Dr. recommended tolnaftate cream you can get over the counter. I had really great luck with tea tree oil more than anything. Re applying it a couple times a day.

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Just a helpful tip...Athlethes foot creme has same ingredient as prescibed meds do for ringworms.

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Hi, I want to share something with you, my son had a ringworm problem at younger age, there is not to many options over the counter, usually I have to bring him to the doctor to get a prescription since is more like a skin infection, I tried neosporin etc. but nothing worked after been treated with prescription medice, I was told by a thermatologist to always keep his skin moisturize because when the skin is dried and kids scratch that is when they get wormrings, so now I use 2 times a day aveno cream not lotion on his skin to keep it healty and also bath him with that to help his itching and dry skin. It really works.

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Tinactin -for jock itch works. Any anti-fungal cream. If its on the outside. If its inside- try hydrogen peroxide on a qtip. J.

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lol, thats just chapped lips from so much moisture , carmex handles it or vaseline.secondly try to stop her from sucking her hair , i seen an article a while back that this girl did the same thing, and a few year's later had to have a 1 & 1/2 lb. ball of hair removed from her stomach, almost killed her.It messed up her colon as well.

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I know tinactin, lotrimin, stuff like that works but by her mouth I don't know. They are highly contagious. Iodine does work too. Most important thing to remember when putting medicine on a ringworm is rub the medicine from the outside in. I don't know what to put on one by the mouth. Sorry. : (

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antibiotic ointment is the only thing I have found that works.

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Hi,My name is D. and I am the mother of 2 little girls. My little girl. have had a couple of ringworms.Come to find out we had aquired a new kitten that had them. The cat even gave them to our dog. My oldest had 1 on her check and 2 on her chest. Any way they told me to buy a tube of atheletes foot medicine. The off brand works just as good as the name brand. However if it is very close to her mouth you may want to ask the pharmacist or her doctor.
I hope this was helpful. Good Luck!!!

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My son has a ringworm on his arm. I took him to the Dr. and he said to put lanacane(sp?). It has done wonders for his. The doctor also said that it could take up to 2-3 weeks to go away. I hope this helps

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You need to take her to the Dr. They have an oral medication for children (and adults) to take when ring worms are in difficult places. Like around the eyes, mouth and in the hair.

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Monistat on the skin, but I'm not sure about in her mouth. I know that you cannot ingest that. Good luck!

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i dont know about the ringworm in her mouth but for any other place you can put athletes foot cream. its an anti-fungal cream that gets ride of ringworm, but definetely dont put any in her mouth. i know that butter milk gets rid of other infections in the mouth (but yuck!)

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My doctor prescribed Lamasil when my daughter had ringworm. I know it sounds weird because this is usually used for nail fungus, but it does state on the box that it can be used for ringworm.

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Is it ringworm or head lice? Reason being I haven't heard of ringworm infections on the hair. Diluting 1 tsp of white vinegar to 5 tsp purified water and applying it directly to the ringworm several times a day seems to work for our grandchildren. Also there is a cream called Lamisil that be bought over the counter that helps as well as the creams women buy over the counter for a common yeast infection. The last one was just recommended by a doctor for our 14 mo. old grand daughter who has a ringworm spot.

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We just ended a 1 year battle with a ringworm. It would have only taken about a week to treat, but it was misdiagnosed at a skin rash. Since it's in or around her mouth I would see her doctor. Anywhere else you could probably use an anti fungal cream. Once we started using an rx for the ringworm it healed in a couple of weeks. Don't use any steriod creams, it makes it worse.

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I had ringworm last year and tried athletes foot cream and it never would clear up so I ended up going to the Dr after about a month or so of this. That medicine didn't work either. Finally I read somewhere that diluted clorox would clear it up and it did within a week.

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My kids both came in contact with ringworm. The doctor told us to use over the counter anti-fungal cream, and keep it covered with a bandaide. Since it's in her mouth I would take her to the doctor and get a prescription to take orally.

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The natural way is to use betadine on it but any anti-fungal should work.

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Hi Friend: If you haven't been told by now. Ringworm is a fungus infection. What works on animals is Tinture of Violet. Not many pharmacies carry Tof V unless they have a wellness or generic section. It is purple and stains purple. Fungus infections are very difficult to resolve. Go to the Doctor particularly if they use homeopatic methods.

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I used iodine on my daughter when she had ring worm. It's that orange liquid stuff you just paint on it and it dries it up.

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If the ringworm is on her mouth, I would seek the advice of a physician. An over the counter medicine may not be safe to use around the mouth because she could ingest it.

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Hi, my name is J.. I work in a daycare and my kids got ringworms bad one year. Each parent had their own remedy, but I found Lamisil worked the best. I hope I was of some help to you. Have a wonderful week.

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Ring worm needs to be treated by a doctor. Once you have the medicine, it takes about a month for it to go away. It is an oral medication.

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I have 2 boys and they have gotten them in the past. We always use althlete foot medicine. Lamisil is what we use for ringworms. You can put it on a q-tip to apply to small focus points. They will usually go away within a few days. Apply about 2-3 times a day, wash well before applying. The only thing I would worry about is, you said it was on her mouth. I have never seen one around the mouth. It sounds crazy but it does work.

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Try OTC Lotrimin or Monistat first and if that doesn't work then your doctor can prescribe an antifungal cream. Ringworm can be tough to get rid of sometimes. I had it last summer and tried several home remedies and then switched to the Lotrimin and still couldn't get rid of it. My doctor called me in the antifungal cream which still did not clear it up so she had to call me in a precription oral pill that finally got it taken care of. Mine were on my arm and have left scars but my doctor assures me they will go away. I am hoping that they will be less noticable when I get a little sunshine on my skin. Good luck!

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hi my name is M. i had ringworm when i was young i went to the doctor and they gave me cream that was for ringworm. it will go away once she gets the medicine. you have to take her to the doctor. if you can't wal-mart has secton where they sell cream for bug bites and ring worm .

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You can try otc meds like lotrimin, lamisil, things that they use to cure athletes foot. That's what I use, and within days you'll see they'll stop itching and begin to dry up. For some reason, I get ring worms all the time and that's what I use.

V.

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forget creams. press a quarter or nickel onto the ringworm for maybe 30 seconds. In a few days it should be gone. My sister had several from playing with cats and we even had a perscription that wasn't doing any good and a friend tried this on her and it worked! apparently it is the silver that kills them.

Use an over the counter fungal cream. You can get one at Wal*mart and it will usually say it will cure athletes foot, jock itch and ring worm. The same type is used for yeast infections. Just put it on daily for 10 days. Just a light coat of cream will do. My friends son got it on his lips too. We used a tiny bit of cream on that too. Hope this helps.

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