Fresh Garlic Compress Makes 1 compress Garlic is a strong antifungal agent that stops ringworm quickly. If you notice that a certain area is beginning to itch and tingle but no ringworm rash has appeared, you may be able to stop the rash from forming by applying fresh garlic to that spot. 1 cup steaming-hot water (not boiling) 1 garlic clove, cut in half Soak a soft cloth in the hot water. Press or purée half of the garlic clove and apply the paste to the area. Cover it with the cloth and apply a bandage to hold the treatment in place. Alternatively, if you’re short on time, position half of the garlic clove over the ringworm rash, cut-side down. Cover it with the cloth and then wrap the area with a bandage. Leave the compress in place for 10 to 15 minutes, then discard the garlic. Use a new piece of garlic for each area of ringworm. Repeat the treatment two or three times per day until the ringworm is gone. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Precautions Garlic can cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Discontinue use if this occurs.