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Ringworm on Scalp & Fastest Ways to Get Rid of it

About Ringworm on Scalp:

Ringworm on the scalp is medically termed as Tinea Capitis. It is a fungal infection that affects the scalp of a person and hair shafts. It also causes itching on the scalp as well as it leads to hair loss. It is a contagious disease and mainly spread from one person to another when they share the common comb, towels, hats, and pillows. It may affect children at early ages between 3 to 7 years. However, people of any age can also be affected by the problem of ringworm on scalp.

Ringworm on Scalp & Fastest Ways to Get Rid of it

Fastest Ways to Get Rid of Ringworm on Scalp

The following are some effective natural and home-based remedies which can help you to get rid of ringworm on scalp quickly:

Using Coconut Oil: Coconut oil contains an anti-fungal agent which helps in reducing scalp irritation and itchiness. It also helps in hydrating the hair and scalp which in turn can strengthen the hairs, growing new hairs on the affected area, reducing dandruff. That is why it is recommended to apply the coconut oil on the scalp especially on the affected area and allow it to rest overnight. You should wash it off in the morning by using anti-fungal shampoo. If you repeat the process regularly for two to three weeks, you will get better results.

Garlic: Garlic has anti-fungal ingredients and it is a very effective traditional remedy for dealing with any kind of infection. So, it is recommended to take one to two cloves of garlic and crush it with a little water and apply it on the scalp. You can also add 2 tablespoons of honey and olive oil with it for getting a better result. After applying the mixture on the scalp, leave it for 40-45 minutes. Then you should wash your scalp with lukewarm water. If you do it twice a day you can observe the difference.

Using Aloe Vera for Getting Rid of Ringworm on Scalp: Aloe Vera is also very effective in the treatment of ringworm or Tinea Capitis. Aloe Vera contains an anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps to heal the wound on the scalp rapidly. So, what you have to do is that cut the fresh leaves of Aloe Vera plant and take out the gel that is there within the leaf. Apply it directly on the affected area of the scalp and keep it for some time, usually half an hour, and then wash it with warm water. You should do this twice a day for getting the fast result.

Turmeric: Turmeric is the best traditional treatment and has great healing power. It has an anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory ingredient which helps in healing the affected area of the scalp quickly. It is recommended to add a little milk with the turmeric powder and then apply it to the affected area of the scalp and allow it to rest for 20 minutes. After that, it should be washed off gently. You need to apply twice a day for getting effective result.

Using Tea Tree Oil: Applying Tea tree oil is another effective way of treating ringworm on scalp or Tinea Capitis. It has an anti-fungal and antiseptic ingredient which is very useful in the treatment of ringworm in the scalp. What you have to do for using it is that first dilute the tea tree oil with water. Put a few drops of oil on the scalp and apply it gently on the affected area. You need to apply this on the scalp at least for two times in a day. You will surely get the result within a week or two.

So, if you or your baby is suffering from ringworm, use the above-mentioned steps to get rid of it in the fastest way.


The problem of ringworm on scalp must be taken seriously. If not take care of in time, it may advance first and develop many other issues. There are really good remedies which are easy to follow. These remedies can eradicate ringworm from the scalp permanently.


  1. American Academy of Dermatology Association – Scalp Ringworm (Tinea Capitis): https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/hair-and-scalp-problems/scalp-ringedworm
  2. Mayo Clinic – Ringworm (Scalp): https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ringworm-scalp/symptoms-causes/syc-20354941

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:July 17, 2023

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