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Is ringworm actually a worm?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: No worms involved!

Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people.
Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections.

In brief: No worms involved!

Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people.
Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology

In brief: Is ringworm a worm

No. Ringworm is caused by a fungus that affects the top, outermost layer of skin.

In brief: Is ringworm a worm

No. Ringworm is caused by a fungus that affects the top, outermost layer of skin.
Dr. Robert Bader
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