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Will alcohol kill ringworm?

Asked by D.Hadenr, Last updated: Sep 24, 2020

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N. Jarah

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Answered Sep 25, 2020

One of the misconceptions of people is assuming that ringworm is a type of worm. This is a type of fungus that may affect the skin of different people. The problem with this is that it can spread from one part of your skin to another, especially if you would not cleanse yourself properly.

There are some people who may recommend using some home remedies but using alcohol is not one of them. Using alcohol can make the fungus dry up a bit.

It can kill the fungi that can be found on the surface level of the skin, but if it has already gotten a bit deeper, it is best to use some antifungal creams instead. If this does not work, you would need to get a prescription for something stronger.

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Charlie Rogers

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Charlie Rogers, Manager, Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Lexington, Kentucky

Answered Sep 21, 2020

Rubbing alcohol may be applied to take care of ringworm with certain success. To care for ringworm, soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol, and saturate the area of infection.

Let the area to become dry and keep it exposed if possible.

• Apply the alcohol two to four times on a daily basis.

• Ringworm is a mycological infection that develops on the top layer of the skin.

• It is a red, rounded itchy rash that appears in a ringlike form.

• Hand sanitizer is alcohol-based, so it may also be used for this purpose.

• Wipe a thin layer of clear unscented hand sanitizer onto the ringworm and allow it to dry.

• Reapply two to four times per day.

• It may sting and burn the infected area.

• It works to cleanse and dry out the infection.

• Keep using alcohol several times a day until it is gone.

• Once ringworm cannot be seen with the naked eye, you must continue treatment in that area for two days.

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H. Barnes

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H. Barnes, Unemployed, Barnes, Atlanta

Answered Sep 18, 2020

Take note that ringworm is something that can be treated orally or externally. If in case you would need to treat it externally, there are some precautions that you have to take. Most people think that it is okay to treat ringworm with alcohol, but studies show that this may not be too effective.

You may end up bleaching or burning your skin in the process, which is something that you would like to avoid at the present time. To treat ringworm properly, you would need to get some antifungal creams that you can purchase over the counter. This will help kill the fungus and, in turn, make sure that the ringworm will heal properly.

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C. Lopez

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Answered Sep 18, 2020

The correct answer to this question is Yes. However, the alcohol will only kill the ringworm to a certain extent. The most effective treatment for a ringworm is to use an anti fungal medicine. This medicine can come in the form of a gel, a cream, or a spray. The type of medicine that the patient gets will depend on where the rash is located.

The correct answer to this question is Yes. However, the alcohol will only kill the ringworm to a
Ringworms can be caused by animals or a person that is already affected by the condition. For instance, if your partner has ringworm and you lay in bed with them, you have the possibility of obtaining ringworm.

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E. Barnes

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Answered Sep 18, 2020

There are a lot of people who may become confused with what they should do when they are treating ringworm for the first time. Ringworm can be treated externally, or you can also take some medications that will help get rid of ringworm easily.

There are a lot of people who may become confused with what they should do when they are treating
If you are planning to use alcohol, there is only one type of alcohol that you can use to get rid of ringworm so that it can possibly go away, and that is isopropyl alcohol. Some people may want to try other methods in order to improve the way that their skin looks, but some home remedies may be too harsh for your skin. Using garlic and vinegar to cure ringworm may not work.

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Denton Perez

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Answered Sep 08, 2020

There is no medical proof that confirms that alcohol can kill ringworm. Ringworm is best treated by using topical antifungal medications such as miconazole, clotrimazole, and terbinafine. Antifungal medications can be used by first cleaning the rash and then applying the medications. These medications can either stop the growth of the fungus or directly kill the fungus.

Although it is believed that alcohol has antifungal properties, it is not recommended for the treatment of a fungal rash. This can also cause chemical burns or bleaching of the skin, dry skin, and discomfort.

In summary, even though alcohol has antifungal features, it is not recommended as a treatment option or home remedy for ringworm. Topical antifungal medications are highly recommended.

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E.Emily

E.Emily

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Answered Mar 12, 2020

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is assuming that ringworm is a type of worm that can cause havoc to the skin. The truth is that ringworm is a type of fungus that may affect the various parts of the skin. Some people think that they do not have the ringworm until the telltale sign stars to show on their skin.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is assuming that ringworm is a type of worm that can
One of the things that you can use so that you can kill the ringworm fungus is Isopropyl alcohol. It is important that you know what type of alcohol to use, or you might end up with alcohol that will not do anything to give you the relief that you are searching for. Ringworm can be very itchy at times.

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W. Mocroft

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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist, Master Degree in International Business, Las Vegas

Answered Nov 27, 2018

Ringworm can be caught from an animal or infected person or from using their bed linen. It is a type of fungi causing a rash that might appear anywhere on the body, including he scalp. It is silver or pink in colour and can spread easily if careful precautions over hygiene are not taken.

Ringworm can be caught from an animal or infected person or from using their bed linen. It is a
It is not killed by alcohol, but by antifungal medicine. This might be a cream, gel or spray depending where on the body the rash appears.

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Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo
Cesar H. Pablo, Journalist

Answered Oct 12, 2017

Ringworm is an infection that can be seen on the skin. It is a rash that is round and red in color. It does not have a worm in it. It is simply named ringworm for its appearance on the skin. Being outside may increase the likelihood of getting ringworm. Sometimes, animals can spread ringworm to humans.

Ringworm is an infection that can be seen on the skin. It is a rash that is round and red in color.
Also, showering in a public shower can also increase the risk of getting ringworm. To treat ringworm, the best way would be to consult a doctor and have him or her prescribe you medication that is meant for curing and treating ringworm. However, if you are wanting to use a home remedy, rubbing alcohol will work to a certain extent. It is recommended to use a hefty amount of rubbing alcohol to the infected area.

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