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This was my first bout with "Ringworm" sure was a painful and long-lasting one. So I'd like to share lesson's learned and what works and doesn't work:

WHAT WORKS:

1. Bleach mixed 1 part bleach to 2 parts water, apply 10-15 minutes before shower, price...well bleach is pretty darn cheap. (Came across this fix in several YouTube video's).

2. "Katialis" cream 40 grams, made in the Philippines price 44 peso's. They also sell a soap for about the same cost. Under indications and treatments, one of the many treatments listed is Ringworm. Sold at Mercury Drug, Mom & Pop spots carry but neither spot will recommend this for Ringworm, reason being they have those expensive creams they need to get off the shelves. (Wash your hands real good after applying this to sores or itchy area's, some burning).

3. Alcohol applied late at night for itching issues if needed.

4. Hard to get rid of bumps or real itchy area's apply Salicylic Acid liquid with a Q-tip, be careful only use on the bumps small spots, use sparingly it says this on the bottle, cost is about 40 peso's.

5. After showers dry off thoroughly with a fan, if you have itching spots on the head, blow dry your hair, you can apply with a Q-tip Katialis cream to trouble spots.

6. Wear loose fitting clothes and change them often. Stay out of the heat and relax, no matter what.

7. Expensive branded creams in tiny tubes work such as ketoconazole cream but you run out after two applications for small tubes (150 peso's 3 grams) and 4 larger tube (10 grams at 320 peso's). If you walk into Mercury drug and don't give them the actual branded name they'll ask you to get a prescription. The Katialis cream is 40 grams and once again the cost is 44 peso's and "Made in the Philippines".


DOESN'T WORK:

1. Creams that cost less than 150 peso's with Pakistani lettering on it and made by what appears to be real trademarked companies, without a doubt this is fake and sold all over the place the original creams 3 grams only! run 150 peso's on up, real costly and real ineffective and down right depressing, these creams do not work but pharmacies claim that they do.

2. Rubbing on herbal type compounds such as Turmeric, Ringworm bush, Guava leaves.... "A total waste of time". Works better than the fake creams though.

3. Suntanning until you get a sunburn (lesson's learned there), this will inflame and make it spread like wildfire, avoid the sun.

I spend allot of time in the yard planting tree's, bushes, flowers you name it, it's a serious hobby but helps keep the heat down the tree's provide the needed shading to keep down the heat and electrical bills.

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This was my first bout with "Ringworm" sure was a painful and long-lasting one. So I'd like to share lesson's learned and what works and doesn't work:

WHAT WORKS:

1. Bleach mixed 1 part bleach to 2 parts water, apply 10-15 minutes before shower, price...well bleach is pretty darn cheap. (Came across this fix in several YouTube video's).

2. "Katialis" cream 40 grams, made in the Philippines price 44 peso's. They also sell a soap for about the same cost. Under indications and treatments, one of the many treatments listed is Ringworm. Sold at Mercury Drug, Mom & Pop spots carry but neither spot will recommend this for Ringworm, reason being they have those expensive creams they need to get off the shelves. (Wash your hands real good after applying this to sores or itchy area's, some burning).

3. Alcohol applied late at night for itching issues if needed.

4. Hard to get rid of bumps or real itchy area's apply Salicylic Acid liquid with a Q-tip, be careful only use on the bumps small spots, use sparingly it says this on the bottle, cost is about 40 peso's.

5. After showers dry off thoroughly with a fan, if you have itching spots on the head, blow dry your hair, you can apply with a Q-tip Katialis cream to trouble spots.

6. Wear loose fitting clothes and change them often. Stay out of the heat and relax, no matter what.

7. Expensive branded creams in tiny tubes work such as ketoconazole cream but you run out after two applications for small tubes (150 peso's 3 grams) and 4 larger tube (10 grams at 320 peso's). If you walk into Mercury drug and don't give them the actual branded name they'll ask you to get a prescription. The Katialis cream is 40 grams and once again the cost is 44 peso's and "Made in the Philippines".

DOESN'T WORK:

1. Creams that cost less than 150 peso's with Pakistani lettering on it and made by what appears to be real trademarked companies, without a doubt this is fake and sold all over the place the original creams 3 grams only! run 150 peso's on up, real costly and real ineffective and down right depressing, these creams do not work but pharmacies claim that they do.

2. Rubbing on herbal type compounds such as Turmeric, Ringworm bush, Guava leaves.... "A total waste of time". Works better than the fake creams though.

3. Suntanning until you get a sunburn (lesson's learned there), this will inflame and make it spread like wildfire, avoid the sun.

I spend allot of time in the yard planting tree's, bushes, flowers you name it, it's a serious hobby but helps keep the heat down the tree's provide the needed shading to keep down the heat and electrical bills.
Dr recommended head and shoulders
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I have heard the same thing...Head and Shoulders Shampoo is supposed to work great according to doctor recommendations. I heard this back in the States...

Sorry to hear about your bout with Ringworm. I hope it is completely gone now and you are back enjoying your gardening activities!

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I have heard the same thing...Head and Shoulders Shampoo is supposed to work great according to doctor recommendations. I heard this back in the States...

Sorry to hear about your bout with Ringworm. I hope it is completely gone now and you are back enjoying your gardening activities!
Thank you Cebu Citizen, I only have two small spots on my scalp, not sure if that is ringworm, I don't have any dandruff but the Katialis cream is effective it targets itching in general.

I'm okay now, moving around and got some much needed help online but it sure took me a very long time to figure out what works and it turned out to be something locally manufactured, these fancy shampoo's, expensive creams in small tubes... well they don't work.

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Thank you Cebu Citizen, I only have two small spots on my scalp, not sure if that is ringworm, I don't have any dandruff but the Katialis cream is effective it targets itching in general.

I'm okay now, moving around and got some much needed help online but it sure took me a very long time to figure out what works and it turned out to be something locally manufactured, these fancy shampoo's, expensive creams in small tubes... well they don't work.
Head and shoulders does work. Wife used it in Leyte after yolanda
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