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A 16-year-old female asked:

can i go swimming if i have ringworm and am on a topical antifungal cream and antifungal pill prescribed by a doctor?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
RINGWORM & SWIMMING: YES. YOU CAN GO SWIMMING

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Will you get ringworm from swimming?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not likely: Ringworm or tinea is caused by a fungus known as a dermatophyte. It lives on human and animal skin. It prefers moist areas of skin, but can grow anywhere on the body. It can be acquired by direct contact with infected skin of animals or humans. The dermatophyte does not live in water so it is unlikely that you would get it from swimming.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can i go swimming with ringworm?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Ringworm infection does not preclude the act of swimming.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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