When you have ringworm, finding relief from the intense itching is a top priority. During my time with the fungus, I was trying any and everything to find relief. I actually stumbled upon Prednisone by accident.
I had been prescribed this medication by a doctor for an episode I had with poison ivy. The poison ivy was on my right arm. It was very bad and it was to the point that it had almost covered my entire right arm. The itching was horrendous. I was forced to go to the doctor to seek relief. One look at my arm and the doctor said that it was too much to worry about applying cream. Instead he wrote me a prescription for 21 tablets of Prednisone. Each tablet was 10 mg. At first, I was afraid to take this drug because I had heard stories of people gaining a lot of weight. However, I was in such agony, I quickly filled the prescription and started taking the prednisone right away. Within one day, the poison ivy started to recede and the horrible itching was gone. After I had consumed half the bottle, I stopped taking it because the poison ivy had completely dried up into scabs.
First, I will say that I DO NOT recommended doing what I am about to share with you. I am only sharing this was one of my weapons in the my battle with ringworm.
While I was putting my tea tree oil and lamisil cream away in my medicine cabinet, I saw the prednisone. I had a thought that if this dried up the poison ivy, maybe it will help dry up the ringworm. At that time, I still had many red ringworm spots and new ones were showing up everyday because I had accidentally spread it everywhere when I had put lotion all over my body. As I had stated before, I thought I had a severe case of winter dry skin.
I won't say how old the prescription was because I do not want anyone out there thinking its okay to do what I did. However, I started taking those old prednisone pills that night and by the next night, the hot red ringworms had turned brown. The itching was gone. I was feeling so good until I stopped using the tea tree oil for itching. It was like magic. Within a few days, the majority of the ringworms, with the exception of the ones on my genitals and under my breasts, were gone. Plus, there were no new spots of the ringworm.
Prednisone is a steroid with anti-inflammatory effects. This is the reason the ringworm stopped erupting on my body. The medication somehow suppresses the immune system. It was like the prednisone stopped the ringworm from transacting on my skin.
I did a little research into prednisone and discovered it has many beneficial uses. It has been used to treat many diseases such as sarcoidosis, asthma, and lupus. Also it has been used to treat migraine headaches. However, it is given by prescription only and should only be administered by a doctor. You should not do what I did and take an old prescription.
Prednisone is a steroid with anti-inflammatory effects. This is the reason the ringworm stopped erupting on my skin. The medication somehow suppresses the immune system. It was like the prednisone stopped the ringworm from transacting more misery on my body.
Please take caution, this drug is a steroid and it has many side effects. For example, it can run up your blood sugar. That is not very good if you have type 2 diabetes. Also taking prednisone can cause rapid weight gain. In addition, it can make your hair grow everywhere excessively. For example, if you are a woman, you could end up with a little beard if you continue to take this for a long time. This is why when a doctor is going to prescribe you this medication for a condition like ringworm or poison ivy, they will only give you 7 days worth of pills.