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Will hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol treat Ringworm?

Related Topics: Ringworm, Hydrogen Peroxide

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I'm not sure about hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol, but I have treated my child for ringworm with tea tree oil.  Dab a q-tip in tea tree oil and rub on the ringworm.  I'd treat it maybe 2 or 3 times a day until it's gone.  It works fast.  I was told to use athletes foot cream, so I tried for over a week and it wasn't helping.  So out of curiosity I tried tea tree oil and it worked within a week. 

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