Is Ringworm Thrush?

Thanks for checking out my YouTube video today. I have a question here from a lady in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is Jillian from Little Rock. Jillian asks, is ringworm thrush? That’s a good question, Jillian. Let me answer that question for you today.

Both of them are yeast, but there are quite a lot of differences between them both. Ringworm is a yeast problem we call a dermatophyte, which really lives generally on the skin surface. There are different types of dermatophytes, different species affecting different parts of the body. Common presentations of ringworm are areas affecting the feet or the scalp or the back, around the nail beds. You can have different areas of the body being affected.

People sometimes think ringworm involves worms or parasites, but it doesn’t. It gets its name from a round appearance that it has, sometimes with a red margin or a red center and there can be satellite lesions, small lesions around it as well. It can burn, be intensely itchy, and a lot of people think they’ve got a really bad problem there. Generally, these things are cleared up quite quickly. Let’s look at some different types of presentations of things that are similar to ringworm.

On the scalp, it’s tinea capitis we call it. Ringworm can occur on the scalp. Even on the feet, tinea pedis. Jock itch, tinea cruris. But thrush, however, is Candida albicans. It’s a different type of a yeast which prefers to really colonize moist warm dark areas, generally under things like the breast area, around the penis, the head of the penis, under the foreskin, in the vaginal area, in the mouth, in the intestinal tract. Whereas, the ringworm will prefer the surface of the body.

Treatment for these types of conditions is quite similar. I tend to be a bit more aggressive with the ringworm with topical treatment. There are various kinds of essential oils I recommend that you use. You can read more about ringworm on yeastinfection.org. I think I put a good post about ringworm on that website.

Thrush needs internal treatment, of course, and external treatment. Chapter 5 of Candida Crusher explains in detail how to eradicate thrush. And in my book, Candida Crusher as well, you can find the correct treatment of ringworm. It’s not difficult to eradicate.

Incidentally, I prefer that people don’t use antifungal drugs for ringworm, but tend to use more natural methods. These natural methods don’t destroy the environment of the body allowing other pathogens to grow. When you start taking in drugs like Itraconazole or Terbinafine like Lamisil, you’re going to create a big imbalance in the body. You’re going to get drug side effects. You’re going to get resistance to these drugs and you’re not going to get a successful cure as you would and if you used a natural treatment, which usually means diet and lifestyle and antifungal kinds of products to take in.

I hope that answers your question, Jillian, about is ringworm thrush? It’s not really thrush. It’s a different kind of an organism. Thanks for tuning in.

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