Using epsom salts to treat ringworm can be a great way to save money as you can get these salts at your local pharmacy for under 5$ as they are usually used for soaking feet and as a laxative as they contain sulfates. These salts can be used in a bath to help treat ringworm by placing a full cup of epsom salts in a warm bath and soaking for 25-35 minutes each day.
These salts can also be used within a foot bath if you only have the ringworm on your feet. You can use these salts in conjunction with regular ringworm treatments here to quickly eliminate the infection and prevent it from happening again. Sulfates are great for the skin and can help both treat and prevent many types of skin infections. People who are older in age or have heart conditions may want to be careful as epsom salt baths are known to slow the oxygen circulation which can make it hard to breathe while being in the bath.
You can also use tea tree oil in your bath by adding 3-5 drops which will help heal skin infections and prevent them. Start with just a few drops in a bath as the oil is very powerful and can make warm water feel freezing cold.
- Keep the ringworm area dry.
- Avoid walking bare foot.
- Avoid staying in shower areas bare foot.
- Keep the ringworm area covered to avoid spreading it to other people or other areas of your body.
- Soak nightly in epsom salt baths.
- Use sulfur soaps while you shower.
- Towel dry immediately but be careful around the infected area.