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8 hours ago Also known as: dermatophytosis, tineasMedically reviewed byDr. Rakshith BharadwajMD, Internal MedicineView full profile onLinkedIn

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  • Ringworm infection is a fungal infection caused by mould-like parasites that live on the cells in the outer layer of your skin. It can spread in the following ways:
  • Human to Human: Ringworm often spreads by direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.
  • Animal to Human: Can be infected to Ringworm by touching an Animal with ringworm. Ringworm Can spread while petting or grooming dogs or cats and is also fairly common in cows.
  • Object to Human: Ringworm Can spread by the contact with objects or surfaces that an infected person or Animal has recently touched or rubbed against, such as clothing, towels, bedding and linens, combs, and brushes.
  • Soil to Human: in rare cases, Ringworm Can be spread to humans by contact with infected soil. Infection would most likely occur only from prolonged contact with highly infected soil.

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7 hours ago Feb 24, 2021 · Ringworm, caused by microscopic skin fungus called dermatophytes, leads to a ring-shaped rash. No actual worm is involved in this infection. Ringworm is a skin condition …

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5 hours ago What causes ringworm? Certain types of fungi (plural of fungus) cause ringworm. These fungi thrive where it’s warm and humid. Ringworm is common in tropical areas and during hot, …

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5 hours ago Dec 29, 2020 · Ringworm. Ringworm is a common skin infection that is caused by a fungus. It’s called “ringworm” because it can cause a circular rash (shaped like a ring) that is usually red …

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Just Now Mar 09, 2021 · Sharing Contaminated Objects. Apart from direct skin-to-skin contact, the other most common way to contract ringworm is by using a fungus-contaminated object that …

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2 hours ago Feb 17, 2022 · Ringworm — also known as dermatophytosis, dermatophyte infection, or tinea — is a fungal infection of the skin. “Ringworm” is a misnomer, since a fungus, not a worm, …

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6 hours ago Mar 15, 2021 · The fungus that causes ringworm can linger on surfaces, clothes, towels, and in combs and brushes. From soil. If you’re working or standing barefoot in soil that’s infected with …

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5 hours ago Wear shoes that allow air to circulate freely around your feet. Don’t walk barefoot in areas like locker rooms or public showers. Clip your fingernails and toenails short and keep them clean. …

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7 hours ago Ringworm. A rash with a raised, wavy border is a common sign of ringworm. Ringworm is common. You’ve already had it if you had: Ringworm can appear on just about any part of …

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8 hours ago May 24, 2021 · Ringworm, as the fungus is commonly called, is named for the round, raised, red ring appearance usually seen in human ringworm infections. Ringworm, scientifically known …

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Just Now Jan 22, 2022 · Ringworm of the scalp. Close-up of ringworm of the scalp. Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) is a rash caused by a fungal infection. It usually causes itchy, scaly, bald …

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8 hours ago Ringworm Causes. 1,258 Views. There are many types of fungi and bacteria that live on your body; some of them are good and some can be extremely harmful to your body when …

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1 hours ago Sep 16, 2022 · What Is Ringworm? Ringworm (also known as dermatophytosis) is the name given to a fungal infection of the skin, hair and nails, which classically causes circular areas of …

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5 hours ago Ringworm, also known as dermatophytosis, is a fungal infection of the skin. It can affect both humans and animals. The infection initially appears as red patches on the affected areas that …

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5 hours ago Apr 18, 2019 · roughly circular. It may also have a slightly raised border. If the border of the patch slightly raises and extends outward, roughly forming a circle, it might resemble a worm or a …

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6 hours ago The bacteria that cause ringworm are not the good kind. Continue reading to learn about signs, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention. The scientific name for ringworm is tinea. The condition …

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2 hours ago Aug 13, 2017 · In most cases, ringworm is spread through direct contact with an infected animal. In other cases, dogs can get ringworm just by touching a couch, carpet, Frisbee, counter top, …

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What are the harmful effects of ringworm?

abnormal peeling of skin. erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane. itching. hives. blistering of the skin. a skin rash. skin irritation. a stinging sensation on the skin.

What are the common causes of ringworm?

Your risk of getting ringworm increases if you:

  • Live in a tropical area
  • Spend time in hot, humid weather
  • Sweat heavily
  • Wrestle, play football, or participate in another contact sport
  • Live in close contact with others, such as in military housing
  • Share towels, clothes, razors, and other things without disinfecting (razors) or washing (clothes and towels) them
  • Are obese
  • Have diabetes

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Can a ringworm kill you?

Ringworm cannot kill you but if left unchecked it can lead to other infections that can lead to death.

Will ringworm go away without treatment?

Without treatment, it may go away on its own in a matter of months in a healthy person. Or it may not. Ringworm on the body is usually treated with a topical ointment such as terbinafine. A four-week course is common, but the time can vary.

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