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Ringworm in babies: signs and treatment

Babies may contract a variety of illness, including fevers, allergies, and infections during their growth cycle and some of these are very contagious such as ringworm. 

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Ringworm is a fungal condition that can spread quickly and it has nothing to do with worms. It is called ringworm because of the shape of the rash that appears when your baby gets this fungal illness. Ringworm infection in a baby is quite common in children and it is a very annoying and itchy condition. This illness can affect your child's entire body, from the head to the toes.

Understanding and recognizing the illness is one of the most crucial aspects of fighting any infection. Here are signs your child has ringworm;

1Ringworm appears as a single red, scaly rash or a cluster of red, scaly rashes.

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2 Ringworm causes hair loss, which can be mistaken for cradle cap or dandruff due to how the hair is broken. 

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3 The symptoms of eczema can be mimicked by red patches on the face, which can be highly itchy.

4 Ringworm is characterized by the formation of patches in a ring-like shape and the rapid increase in the number of such patches on the body.

Here are some home remedies that may be useful in the fight against ringworm

1 Apple Cider Vinegar 

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Apple cider vinegar is high in vital probiotics and acids that are extremely useful to the human body. Use it as a salve by soaking a piece of cloth with it and gently cleansing the affected part with it.

2 Antifungal cream

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The majority of ringworm infections react well to over-the-counter medications. Consider using clotrimazole, miconazole, or ketoconazole as an antifungal cream.

3 Tree oil

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Apply tea tree oil to the affected area with a cotton ball or swab two or three times each day. Dilute the tea tree oil in a carrier oil like coconut oil, which has antifungal properties of its own because the baby's skin is very sensitive.

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