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Can you go to school if ringworm?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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2 comments
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Probably should not participate in gym class especially if there is frequent body contact or infected site rubs the mats. Couch might have to bleach all the mats.
Dr. John Leander Po
Fomite transmission is not common- however, direct person-to-person contact is. Good point- gym class is a required thing in many schools.
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