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How does a person get ring worm.

How does a person get ring worm.

Ringworm is not a: worm, but is a fungal skin infection. A person gets it directly from contact with another person's skin who has it, or from contact with a surface that was touched by another person's ringworm, such as a mat used by wrestlers. It is easily treated with a medicated cream. If you think you have it, contact your doctor to be seen. ...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


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How does a person get ring worm ?

Exposure: The fungal agent of ringworm is found in soil, dust, on humans or animals as a opportunist. It eats the top layers of older skin, leaving behind the healthy younger cells.As it reproduces, its offspring continue their forward movement, creating a rough outer ring, like riples to a rock tossed in a pond.A central area of clearing is expected.Otc meds can help over wks. Not all rings are ringworm. ...Read more

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How do you get ring worm ?

How do you get ring worm ?

Contact: From contact with an animal, person or item(like pillowcase etc) that is infected. It is contagious. ...Read more

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Why do I get more ring worm spots in the winter than in the summer?

RINGWORM SPOTS: These may not be ringworm. It may be a harmless condition called tinea versicolor. Without seeing i couldn't be sure. Do see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of ring worm?

Can you tell me how to get rid of ring worm?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals, and covering with a bandage can help prevent spread to self and others. ...Read more