There are millions of species of fungus around the world. Out of these only 300 fungi cause infection in humans. When a fungus attacks a person, a round red or discolored ringworm may form on the skin. This is called fungal infection. Although this ringworm gets cured in 2 to 4 weeks, after that some deep scars may remain on the skin. In this case, home remedies like turmeric and coconut oil can be used, which along with curing the effects of fungal infection can also remove its marks.

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In this article, you will learn about the best home remedies to remove the traces of fungal infection from the skin -

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Fungal infection can affect the hands, head, or any part of the skin. Most of the cases of fungal infection are mild and get cured on their own after some time, but leave scars on the skin behind. These stains can spoil the beauty of the skin. In such a situation, with the help of some home remedies like tea tree oil and lemon grass oil, it can help in removing the signs of fungal infection. Come, let us know in detail about these home remedies -

Apple vinegar

Apple vinegar has antifungal properties, which can help in removing the problem of fungal infection. Apple cider vinegar has also been scientifically proven to treat fungal infections. According to research, apple cider vinegar acts as an antifungal and antibacterial agent. A 2018 study found that apple cider vinegar can help prevent the development of fungal infections.

For this, take apple vinegar in a bowl, now soak a piece of cotton in vinegar and apply it to the affected area. Apple vinegar can be applied twice a day to remove ringworm and its marks of fungal infection.

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Aloe Vera

According to research, aloe vera has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Aloe vera gel has a cooling effect, which can soothe itching and burning of the skin. To remove the fungal infection or ringworm marks from the skin, first, wash the affected area with clean water. After this, apply fresh aloe vera pulp on the affected area and wash it after some time. By doing this 3 times daily, the skin will start coming in normal color as before.


Turmeric is full of medicinal properties. Antiinflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties are found in it. It has been proved in many studies that turmeric is beneficial for health as well as for the skin. To remove ringworm marks, mix coconut oil in a pinch of turmeric and then apply it to the affected area. Clean it with water when it dries.

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Coconut oil

Coconut oil can also be used to remove ringworm marks caused by fungal infections. This can work as an excellent home remedy. Coconut oil contains fatty acids, which can kill fungal cells that damage the cell membrane of the skin. This gives relief to the problem of ringworm and itching. Along with this, you can also get rid of stains.

Some research also suggests that coconut oil may be an effective remedy for people with mild skin infections. Coconut oil has both antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Coconut oil can be applied on the skin thrice a day to remove ringworm marks.

Vitamin E

Oil or cream containing Vitamin E can prove useful in removing the marks after a fungal infection. Almond oilavocado oilsunflower oil, and wheat oil are good sources of Vitamin E. There is limited clinical evidence that vitamin E is effective in reducing scars. Therefore, if you are using Vitamin-E oil to remove the scars, then first take the doctor's opinion.

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Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is known to be effective in treating ringworm and its scars caused by a fungal infection. To remove ringworm marks, mix a few drops of coconut oil and tea tree oil in any essential oil. This can be done 3 times a day.

Oregano oil

Oregano oil has more powerful antifungal properties than other oils, which help in treating fungal infections ie ringworm. Some research suggests that oil of oregano can be effective in curing ringworm. Mixing a few drops of olive or coconut oil in oregano oil can be beneficial.

Lemongrass oil

Lemongrass is an essential oil, it has antifungal properties, which can help reduce the growth of many types of fungus. Before applying lemongrass oil to the skin, it is necessary to dilute it. For this add coconut oil to this oil. Apply this oil on the skin with the help of cotton twice a day. This will clean the skin and also get rid of spots.

Ringworm on the skin is one of the main symptoms of fungal infection. Ringworm can be cured with the help of treatment and home remedies, but its marks on the skin can remain for a long time. In this case, oregano oil, coconut oil, and turmeric can be used to remove ringworm marks. If there is no difference after trying home remedies continuously for 2 weeks, then definitely consult a dermatologist once.

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