By Dr. Peter Klapper Ph.D.
When you think of ringworm, most of us think of athletes with the skin condition before we think of small children. However, surprisingly enough, ringworm is common in school aged children. Researchers found that almost 7 percent of children were infected on their scalps with Trichophyton tonsurans, a fungus that is the leading cause of ringworm in the U.S.
So, what exactly is ringworm? And how do you distinguish if it’s ringworm or another skin condition commonly found in children like eczema?
Symptoms and Causes
First off, ringworm is a type of skin infection that is caused by a fungus. Similar to its name, it appears as a rash in the shape of a ring on the skin. (But don’t worry, it’s not actually a worm.) The infection is caused by a fungi called dermatophytes that is commonly found on the skin, hair and nail beds.
While eczema and ringworm can look similar in nature, ringworm is contagious and is not caused by genetics. Typically, a doctor can tell the difference by examining the skin.
And while anyone can be exposed to this fungus, children specifically are more at risk if they live in a warm climate, play contact sports, use shared bathrooms or locker rooms, have been in contact with someone with ringworm or have a weaker immune system.
It’s important to also know that ringworm can appear in the way of athlete’s foot and jock itch and because fungi can live indefinitely on skin, treatment may need to be repeated for ringworm recurrences.
How To Treat Children Exposed To Ringworm
If you’ve discovered that your child has ringworm, you might be wondering how to treat it. Do you need a medicated cream? How long will you be treating it and are their natural treatments available?
The good news, at Forces of Nature, our ringworm product is safe for children 3 years and older, and it’s the only ringworm relief product in its class that is 100% organic. It is a therapeutic-grade natural ringworm treatment oil that works deep in the skin to heal and strengthen damaged cells to help prevent a recurrence of ringworm.
You will notice relief quickly as this gentle on the skin treatment alleviates itching and clears ringworm fast. Our product also helps prevent future outbreaks while treating ringworm naturally.
How do you use it?
Simply apply a few drops of our natural ringworm treatment 3 times a day for immediate relief of redness and itching. Most ringworm infections disappear completely in 1 to 3 weeks with our natural ringworm treatment.
Don’t just take our word for it, hear what a mother of four had to say:
“Amazing product!!! I have 4 children. Oldest is a wrestler...he got ringworm from mat...all kids got horribly...my daughter went bald and my 6 mo baby had a 2 inch hard circle callus from ringworm...i have been treating with prescribed shampoo and hard-core antibiotics and nothing for months...this cleared them all within weeks naturally !!!! I wish I took before and after photos!”
Review by Erika k.