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Has anyone tried the home remedy for ringworm with clear nail polish?

I read that you can suffocate it with clear nail polish? HAs anyone tried this? The results? Would it be ok to use a clear nail hardener, clear flash dry nail set, or a base??


Asked by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Aug. 2, 2009 in Pets

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  • Lol and yes, the doctor was fine with it, he was a bit unconventional. But it works on pets, humans and all. However, if this is a cat you are talking about, you need to take the cat to a vet quickly, ringworm is deadly for cats and they need medical treatment asap. I lost a cat to this and it was heartbreaking. For some reason it spreads really fast in cats and becomes uncontrollable.

    Answer by innocencexinxme at 7:10 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • Either one will work fine. We have used it multiple times on my cousin who got them often and it always worked. A base or nail hardener would work, im not sure about the flash dry stuff.

    Answer by innocencexinxme at 7:08 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • my sd had that and she did have meds but to help prvent from spreding to my dd and our new born and her sister i used reg clear nail polish ( doller store ) and it made sure there was no spreading ( no one else got it ) but when your done throw it away...also bath any kids sepreatly and make sure kid changes clothes everyday and wash them before its worn again...good luck.

    Answer by tabbys4 at 7:12 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • Lamasil (sp) works too, it is a skin condition not really a worm. It is like Athletes foot.

    Answer by stickyfingers at 7:12 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • i also ment to works on pets just as well as kids ( got off track on that one sorry ) and if cat bring to vet just to get meds... but bunnys

    Answer by tabbys4 at 7:14 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • We've always used athlete's foot cream.

    Ringworm is a fungus.

    Answer by matobe at 7:35 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • Never heard of being used on Ringworm but I know it works on Chiggers!

    Answer by reagan_collum at 2:16 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • ringworm isn't a worm it's a fungus. Go get athlete's foot cream or selsun blue shampoo. Both work.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 7:41 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • I've never heard of clear nail polish, I just used that athletes foot cream.

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 11:48 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

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