“Ringworm” is a misnomer, since a fungus, not a worm, causes the infection. The lesion caused by this infection resembles a worm in the shape of a ring — hence the name.

Ringworm is usually specifically used to describe tinea corporis (ringworm of the body), although it can sometimes be used to describe tinea infection in other locations, such as tinea cruris (ringworm of the groin).

Ringworm infection can affect both humans and animals. The infection initially appears as red patches on affected areas of the skin and later may spread to other parts of the body. It may affect the scalp, feet, nails, groin, beard, or other areas.

Check if it’s ringworm

The main symptom of ringworm is a rash. It may look red, silver or darker than surrounding skin, depending on your skin tone.

The rash may be scaly, dry, swollen or itchy.

Ringworm can appear anywhere on the body, including the scalp (tinea capitis) and groin (jock itch).

How To Use Unripe Pawpaw To Cure Ringworm

UNRIPE papaya kills fungi that cause ringworm because of its antifungal properties.

Rub a slice of unripe papaya on the affected area.

Leave on for at least 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Do this at least twice a day for a few days.

You can also apply fresh juice of papaya leaves or a paste made of dried papaya seeds. Try it and thank me later