Effective Treatment for Grapplers Ringworm
Ringworm, an infectious parasitic fungus, comes in a variety of forms. In mild cases, the organism may persist indefinitely, causing intermittent remissions and exacerbations of a gradually extending lesion with a scaling, slightly raised border.
Fungal infection can be passed on to others via body contact, sharing of clothes or bath towels, and contact with contaminated fitness equipment and facilities.
In other cases, an acute infection can occur, typically causing a sudden vesicular and bullous disease in the feet or an inflamed boggy lesion of the scalp, caused by a strong immunologic reaction to the fungus.
As in all infectious diseases, frequently the “carriers” have fewer symptoms than the infected individual, not to mention that prevention is always the best insurance policy against being a victim. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment are extremely important because prolonged infection can weaken the immune system allowing internal infections.
Differential diagnosis of ringworm includes pityriasis Rosen, discord eczema, psoriasis, and even secondary syphilis. Ringworm occurs in perfectly healthy individuals of all ages, but should not be treated lightly as it can lead to long-term problems.
An athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is ringworm isolated to the feet and is very common. Conventionally treated, the problem seems to “go away,” but during warm weather, or when wearing footwear that doesn’t adequately breathe, flare-ups often reoccur. Acute flare-ups eventually infect the toenails causing them to become thickened and distorted, taking on a yellowish-brown coloration and an “in-grown” appearance.
Ringworm of the nails (tinea unguium), a form of onychomycosis, is usually caused by a Trichophyton species.
The nails become thick and lusterless, and debris accumulates under the free edge and cuticles. The nail plate becomes separated and may even come off in layers. Toenail involvement is common in long-standing tinea pedis.
Infections of the fingernails are less common but are becoming more frequently found with the increased interest and involvement in martial arts and contact sports.
Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) mainly affects juveniles and young adults. It is, as with all ringworm, contagious and may become epidemic.
Infections are usually produced by Microsporum Audouini, M-Canis, or Trichophyton Ronsurans. Infection may be limited to a small area or may involve the entire scalp, sometimes with ridged patches extending beyond the hairline, forehead, neck, and ears.
Jock Itch, “ringworm of the crotch” (tinea cruris), may be caused by various organisms but is most frequently experienced by those having ringworm of the feet. Typically, a ringed lesion extends from the crural fold above the adjacent upper inner thigh.
Both sides may be affected. Scratch dermatitis and secondary bacterial or candidal infections are often experienced as a result of conventional pharmaceutical treatment. Recurrence is common as drug therapy is not effective in eradicating the fungi.
Therefore, it may persist indefinitely on the skin, beneath the skin, on clothing, in bedding, on exercise mats, etc., which in turn may repeatedly infect individuals. Any physical contact with an infected person, or infected surface, such as a workout mat, can cause infection.
Flare-ups occur more often in warm, humid conditions. Tight, synthetic clothing, as well as obesity, tends to favor the growth of the organisms.
Ringworm should be regarded as a serious and potentially dangerous problem that can have long-term effects on infected individuals.
Any fungal infection can become a breeding ground for more serious bacterial diseases. During an acute vesicular or inflammatory ringworm infection, a person is more susceptible to an attack on the immune system.
Grapplers Ringworm Treatment
Conventional pharmaceutical treatments with drugs can take up to months for relief of symptoms, and, while they suppress symptoms, there is no certainty that they promote a cure. Drugs commonly prescribed are griseofulvin, miconazole cream 2%, clotrimazole cream 1%, and Whithild’s tincture of 3% salicylic acid, 6% benzoic acid in 70% alcohol solution. Long-term drug therapy is generally prescribed.
Natural treatment of ringworm, or any dermal fungus, is very effective, not simply suppressing the obvious symptoms, but providing the body with the elements necessary to kill the fungus or bacterial infection.
I prefer using the patented nutritional supplement Hydroxygen Plus orally and topically. Recommended usage is seven drops three times daily in 8 oz. of water with, or after, meals.
Additional drops in water before and after a workout can also improve performance and decrease recovery time by supplying the body (at the cellular level) with oxygen, hydrogen, and several other necessary trace elements.
The 100% safe Hydroxygen Plus applied topically to the infected area should be diluted 50% with water or extra virgin olive oil. I have seen ringworm disappear within minutes of applying Hydroxygen Plus directly to the affected areas. It is the most effective all-natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral solution available.
Used in water or sports drinks, it is also an excellent natural purifier, even killing e-coli bacteria on contact.
Unlike pharmaceutical treatments, all-natural treatments don’t just suppress symptoms while potentially causing adverse side effects, they provide the body with the right nutrition to permit the body’s defense system to get rid of the invader while providing long-term positive benefits.
Along with Hydroxygen Plus, I often use Colostrum FM as additional support to help my clients get rid of the fungal infestation, as well as prevent future reoccurrence. Colostrum FM is another anti-fungal variation of Hydroxygen Plus. I call this combination my “Dynamic Duo.”
The IGF and IGA factors in the Colostrum FM build a strong immune system and increase lean muscle mass while providing the body complete nutritional support with proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. For quick relief of topical infections, burns, cuts, abrasions, bruises, and irritations, Colostrum FM can be mixed with Hydroxygen Plus and applied to affected areas.
Other natural oral and topical applications that have historically proven beneficial for the treatment of ringworm are Australian Tea Tree Oil, Goldenseal, Pau D’Arco, Myrrh, and Echinacea.
These herbs are effective but should be used with the direction of a health professional.
Other nutritional considerations are acidophilus, foods high in A, B, C, and E vitamins, B complex supplements, germanium, magnesium, and zinc.
Prevention is the best insurance against ringworm infestation.
Daily use of Hydroxygen Plus and Colostrum FM help your body withstand attacks from things like ringworm.
Keeping your feet dry and wearing footwear of natural fibers so the skin can breathe is very important.
When competing in a contact sport or coming in contact with equipment used by other athletes, shower and dry yourself as soon as convenient. If possible, spray or mist the surface of the workout bench, workout mat, or any surface your body is going to have contact with before your workout or competition.
Put six drops of Hydroxygen Plus in a one-pint spray bottle filled with water. You can spray yourself, or a workout surface, to safely kill fungus and minimize your chances of catching something you don’t want. (Note: Put the drops in water, shake well, and use immediately or within ½ hour.)
Public pools, showers, locker rooms, etc. are breeding grounds for fungus and bacteria.
Stay on the defense by exercising preventive maintenance, this includes drinking a minimum of ½ oz. water for every pound of body weight daily. (For example, if you weigh 120 lbs., drink at least 60 oz. of water daily.) Remember, Hydroxygen Plus is a powerful water purifier.
Additional benefits of daily use include: oxygenating your cells, reducing lactic acid buildup, enhancing vitality, and sustaining endurance.
Hydroxygen Plus is made from the finest natural plant and sea sources, none of which are on the “banned list of substances” issued by international, professional, and amateur athletic associations.
It’s one of the most powerful little bottles on the planet, and if you spend a lot of time on the mat, don’t let ringworm give you an itch.