Fabio had to take some pretty drastic measures to get it under control.
.... and I have ringworm again.
I think I got it at NAGA. It is on the part of my arm that had a lot of contact with the mat while I was screaming from the sidelines.
I discovered it Friday morning at a very early stage.. I wasn't even sure it was ringworm, but I busted out my ringworm kit and started treating just to be sure. Saturday morning my spot was smaller than a dime, but very clearly ringworm. *angry face*
Annoyed, I decided to tape a tea tree oil soaked cotton ball to my arm all night.
This morning there was zero trace of the ringworm remaining. Zero! The spot is slightly discolored, but not a single bump, lump or other ringworm-esque symptoms.
HUZZAH!! Granted, it could just be gone because I found it early and have been taking proper care of it. Which is likely the case... but HUZZAH! anyway.
I am still going to continue treating the area to be safe. (If you have ringworm you should read this for proper instruction to care for and cure your ringworm.)
I am a little concerned because I have grappled a few times between NAGA and when I noticed I had ringworm, but as far as I know it is only contagious when you have the rash or lesions present. Hopefully that is the case and I have not put my teammates at risk, because when I first noticed it it wasn't even the size of a pencil eraser and was still smooth. It couldn't have been more than a day old.
And by the way, if you don't know what tea tree oil is, it is an essential oil with anti-fungal properties. You can find it at your local drugstore for less than 10 bucks.