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Can you go to school if ringworm?

Can you go to school if ringworm?

Yes-: Ringworm is a fungal infection, not a parasitic infection. Unless one shares intimate apparel like underwear (hopefully not), then it's ok to go to school- just ensure that you observe excellent hygiene and wash your hands! (addendum- i'd avoid direct person-to-person contact in situations like gym class, if that is a required activity in your school). ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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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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Should children be allowed to go to school with ringworm?

Ring worm : Before a child goes to school with a fungal infection or "ring worm" , he or she should already be receiving medical treatment in the form or topical or oral medication prescribed by their physician to reduce the likelihood of the condition spreading since it is contagious . Check with your physician and school nurse to obtain their procedures and policies. ...Read more

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Should my child go to school with a ringworm rash?

Should my child go to school with a ringworm rash?

First, make sure...: ...That it really is a ringworm; many circular rashes are assumed to be ringworm by inexperienced caregivers. If it really is ringworm, once treatment is started, it is okay for your child to go to school. Treatment depends on the location; if it's on the face or scalp, make sure your doctor gives you an oral treatment - creams and lotions won't get the job done in most cases. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of ringworm, should I stay home from school until being treated?

No: This is hard to pass to others. It requires direct contact with the site or spores from the lesions.Scalp infections can be passed through shared grooming tools. Cover the site(s) if you wish, but this is no reason to avoid school. ...Read more

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What happens if your child has ringworm would you still send him/her to school?

What happens if your child has ringworm would you still send him/her to school?

Maybe: Ringworm can be transmitted person to person. Most schools allow students to return to school one day after treatment has begun. I suggest that you check with your local school system regarding their policy. ...Read more

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Should I send my 7 year old child to school with his ringworm rash?

Should I send my 7 year old child to school with his ringworm rash?

No, get treatment: Ringworm is caused by a fungus and is highly contagious especially thru skin-to-skin contact. It is easily treated and quickly responds to treatment (usually with topical antifungal creams). If your child is being treated then they can go back to school usually after 24-48 hours. The child should avoid direct contact or contact sports until rash has resolved. ...Read more

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Can you go to school with ring worm?

Yes, mostly: If your child is not a wrestler, the chance of passing his ringworm to another child is slim. Start treating it with the proper anti fungal cream, and have them avoid rubbing it on other kids' skin. Not a good excuse to miss school. ...Read more

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What are the usualy signs of ringworm, and how does it go away?

Ring-like rash: Ringworm is called this because it classically forms a raised ring of scale and mile redness. Often the center part of the ring is clear, or relatively clear. However, it does't always look this classic. Ringworm needs to be treated with an anti-fungal medicine. Topical or systemic meds can both work. It can be easy to diagnose so if in doubt you should be seen. ...Read more

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How does the ringworm looks when it's going away?

Redness fading: As ringworm gets better the scaling and the redness will start to fade. After the area has healed you may have an area of skin that is lighter in color then your normal skin. This is called post inflammatory hypopigmentation and will disappear with time. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more