A 46-year-old member asked:
Can animals transmit ringworm?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ringworm: Ringworm can be spread by other people as well as by dogs, cats, birds, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, rodents& rabbits.
66 viewsReviewed Jun 27, 2020
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes, they can: Keep in mind, though, that ringworm is a rash caused by a fungus. It is not a worm. It’s name comes from the shape and raised border of the circular shape as shown in the previous answer’s photo.
65 viewsReviewed Jun 27, 2020
Last updated Jun 27, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.