The name ‘ringworm’ is slightly misleading as it has nothing to do with worms but is a fungal infection, and a highly contagious one at that. It can occur anywhere on the body and you probably know it as athlete’s foot when it occurs between the toes and on the soles. It can also occur on the scalp or on fingernails. Trichophyton fungi is responsible for the infection, and there are about 40 species of them that could be the culprit. They thrive in moist, dark areas of body and love crevices such as between the toes or in the groin area when it manifests as jock itch.
Today we review All Stop Ringworm Pack. It consists of a skin cream and a healing gel, and as per the manufacturer, it is suitable for mild cases of ringworm.
- The cream contains the following:
- Deionized Water
- Mineral Oil
- Polysorbate 20
- Acrylates/ Acrylamide Copolymer
- Mineral Oil and Polysorbate-85
- Pine Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Sorbitan Laurate
- Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate
- Dilauryl Citrate.
The main ingredients are tea tree oil and pine oil. Tea tree is a powerful antifungal and antibacterial while the pine oil is a powerful detoxifying agent that also disinfects. These are carried on other ingredients designed to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin where the fungus loves to hide.
The healing gel contains the following:
- Benzalkonium chloride
- Deionized water
- Hydroxyethyl cellulose
- Propylene glycol
- Cetyl trimethyl ammonium chloride
- cocamidopropyl betaine
- imidazolidinyl urea
- Cocamidopropyl Aminoxide
- methyl paraben
- propyl paraben
- Citric acid
In the healing gel, ingredients such as citric acid are further detoxifiers and known astringents. This means they close up any pores or abrasions after further detoxing the skin area, and then soothe and seal entry points so secondary bacterial infections are not possible.
After washing the area and your whole body thoroughly, preferably with Medicated Body Wash full strength, ensure it is totally dry. This is important. Apply a thin layer of Medicated Skin Cream and rub into the Ringworm sores once in the morning. Do not rinse off or dilute. Keep it away from the eyes or genitals. Apply a thin layer of Healing Gel to your sores every night. Allow the area to air dry. Do not rinse it off. Continue this regimen until there is no trace of your ringworm. The crust should form and fall off. Keep your skin dry and away from moisture or clingy clothes at all times, and preferably wash your sheets and other contact surfaces, including your pets if they are the carriers.
The pack retails for $24.95 on the product website. At the time of researching this cream, this was the sale price and it represented a discount of $20.
You will be refunded up to $200 worth of products but you must phone a customer service agent within 7 days if the product kit is not working for you. They will work through your regimen with you and if the product hasn’t work for you, they’ll issue a refund.
All Stop Ringworm Pack Review – Conclusion
There are 119 ringworm strands and this 2-stage treatment seeks to neutralize all of them by using broad-spectrum antifungals, astringents and cleansers. The oils and lubricants are specifically designed to sink into the layers of the skin far below the epidermis as some treatments fail for lack of reaching the fungus where it is hiding. The healing gel should also go a distance towards preventing reinfection but to break the cycle you need to disinfect any area in the home such as your linen and towels that could be infected. The fungus is quite stubborn and opportunistic.
There are other astringents and antifungals such as argan oil or even apple cider vinegar that could have been added to the ingredients. If you prefer more antifungals in one, look for a product formulated as such, just make sure it also has a deep penetrative action. If you prefer a single step solution to ringworm or an oral medication such as an antibiotic this is not the treatment for you.