Dear Mama Tenza,
I have two children, one is 9 and the other is 4 years old. When the 9 year old was about 6 she caught a ringworm in her back and what I got prescribed for her to rub on it, it burned her skin. Now my 4  year old son has it and I’m fearful of going back to get a prescribed cream because it’s in his face and I don’t want it to burn his face and scar
Andrea’s Mommy                             

ADVICE—Oh geez! Its fungus season again. Annoying little pests! I understand your discomfort and your child’s woes, try these home remedies, they never failed my grandma nor me.

  • Before treating we have to ensure we prevent spreading . So change clothing, bedding etc daily and wash in warm water to kill the bacteria that causes the fungus.
  • Build immunity- fungus flourishes once the body’s natural fighting response team is weak, hence build your son’s immune system. Give him non-dairy snacks as dairy creates mucus which helps the fungi to flourish, therefore fresh fruits and veggies, garlic and less sugar as well as 1 tbsp. of aloe water every morning to start making his system more alkaline and have more fighting power.Now let’s talk about how to treat the fungus:

(1) make an ointment with apple cider vinegar, baking soda and lavender essential oil, rub twice a day. or

(2) Mix 1 tbsp. of coconut oil with turmeric  and tea tree oil, rub the area before going to bed, leave on for 15-20 minutes.

(3) Slice a good old piece of garlic and rub the spot or if this is too harsh, crush the garlic with cinnamon, nutmeg and honey and scrub the area.

Remember we are what we eat, and we live to learn, so Live well Putus!