FEAR IT’S HAPPENING: If you or someone you know has ringworm, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a few suggestions for treating it. 1.
Drink water with high chloride levels: A water that has been boiled or filtered with high-chlorine, sodium-rich water, such as filtered water, or a filtered or distilled water with salt in it is the ideal water for treating ringworm.
It will help kill the bacteria.
Eat a wide variety of foods and snacks: One good way to combat ringworm is to eat a wide array of healthy foods and fruits, along with a variety of healthy, low-calorie snacks.
Try to avoid high-calcium foods and beverages: It is important to avoid calcium-rich foods and drinks, including soft drinks, soda, and sports drinks, as well as calcium supplements, such the calcium-fortified soft drink Gatorade.4.
Try a low-sodium diet: You can try a low sodium diet, which includes eating only vegetables, fruits, and grains and limiting meat and dairy products.5.
Avoid foods that contain gluten: If your health is already compromised by ringworm infection, try to avoid foods that are made with wheat, rice, and corn, as these foods contain gluten, which can be harmful to your health.6.
Eat healthy foods, including whole grains, beans, and nuts, and limit processed foods.7.
Take antibiotics when needed: If a doctor prescribes you antibiotics to treat ringworm and you don’t, ask for them.8.
Eat at least 1,000 calories a day: Some experts say that the recommended daily allowance of carbohydrates is between 700 and 1,500 calories, and that people can eat up to 3,000 per day, but this is based on the idea that eating a balanced diet is important.9.
Avoid sugar: Avoid sugary beverages and snacks, as sugar can be addictive and can make your stomach feel full.10.
Eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals, including folate, iron, and zinc.11.
Avoid alcohol: If alcohol is used, ask your doctor for a warning label before drinking it.12.
Limit your caffeine intake to no more than two cups a day.13.
Limit alcohol to no less than 1,600 milligrams per day.14.
Keep a journal: A journal, such like a diary, can be used to track your health and help track your treatment options.15.
Get tested: If it has been several weeks since you last tested positive for ringworm or you have other health problems, your doctor may want to test you.16.
If you think you may be infected, seek medical help immediately.