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How do people get ringworm?

How do people get ringworm?

Fungus: It is caused by a fungus that gets into the top layers of skin. It is not a systemic infection, it is just in the skin. The offending types of fungi are found in the soil, on pets, and on other people, just to name a few! ...Read more

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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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How did my baby get ringworm?

How did my baby get ringworm?

Direct contact: Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus. The typical skin lesion of ringworm is round and scaly, and it is itchy. Your baby can get ringworm if he or she touches the lesion in someone who has ringworm, or if they touch a toy or an object or an animal that has the fungus. ...Read more

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Can I get ringworm from my pet?

Can I get ringworm from my pet?

Yes: It is possible to get ringworm (tinea corporis) from both humans and household pets, depending on who has the fungus. Tinea is contagious, but not super contagious to healthy people, so it is hard to predict how much contact with a person or animal it takes for one to get a rash. ...Read more

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Can you get ringworm from a mushroom farm?

NO: Both are fungi, but no correlation whatsoever! ringworm is a microscopic one unrelated to ant mushroom you consume! ...Read more

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Is it true that you can get a ringworm from dirt?

Ringworn - yes.: Ringworm isn't a worm; it's a fungal infection of the skin that results in a red circular rash with darker red around the edge of it, giving the appearance of a worm. So you don't get "a ringworm"; you get ringworm. And yes, if dirt gets under the skin through a cut or scrape, and contains the ringworm fungus, it can cause ringworm. An antifungal cream should clear up most cases. ...Read more

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Can I get ringworm from my cat even if I don't touch him?

Ringworm: The spores of dermatophyte fungi are extremely hardy in the environment and can live for years. All that is necessary is for the skin contact with a spore to cause infection. Infected animals are continuously dropping spore covered hairs. Some animals are carriers, who never show signs of skin irritation themselves but can infect others readily. ...Read more

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Does a child get ringworm most often from people or from pets?

Does a child get ringworm most often from people or from pets?

Do not know: Both are potential sources of the dermatophyte (skin fungus) responsible for ringworm. What difference would it make to know which occurs more commonly? Have tried to find if a study has been done, but could not locate this. It would be exceptionally difficult to do, because proving where people get this from is nearly impossible under most circumstances. ...Read more

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What happens if someone has ringworm and they touch you, do you automatically get it?

No: Fungal infections don't automatically spread with brief touch, especially if your skin is intact. ...Read more

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I have ringworm how to get rid of?

Topical antifungals: Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day until 1 week after the rash has resolved. You can use the same treatments that are used for athlete's foot. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to get rid of ringworm?

Ringworm: Topical antifungal medications are usually fine for mild skin infections. More severe infections may require several weeks of of oral antifungal medications. ...Read more

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How can a 3 month old get ringworm?

Contact: Ring worm is transmitted through contact with objects such as clothing. It is also transmitted by direct contact with infected people or pets. ...Read more

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Will you get ringworm from swimming?

Will you get ringworm from swimming?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best cream to get for ringworm?

Ringworm is: A fungus. You can try any over the counter antifungal cream. ...Read more

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My neighbors have baby chickens. Can you get ringworm from baby chickens?

My neighbors have baby chickens. Can you get ringworm from baby chickens?

Not likely: Ringworm is a superficial fungal infection due to organisms which are found everywhere. It is generally gotten by direct contact with infected humans or animals (but have no data on baby chickens), and is easily treated with topical antifungals. ...Read more

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How easily is ringworm passed on to humans from cats? My kitten has it, the internet makes it seem like you'll get it just from being near him. True?

Ringworm contagious: Ringworm is commonly found on kitten and can easily pass to humans as a skin infection. But it is not an absolute that you will get ringworm from the kitten. You can have the vet give medicine to get your cat cured as well. You would have to touch the cat in order to get the infection. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ringworm?

How do I get rid of ringworm?

Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).

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How do I get rid of ringworm?

Antifungal cream: Ringworm is caused by fungus so can be treated by topical or oral anti fungal. ...Read more

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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more