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If I have ringworm of the body. If I cover it, is it a bad idea to have sex?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes

Ringworm is caused by a dermatophyte (a fungus which infects the skin).
It is easily transmissible by direct contact, and, at least in my humble experience, it is not possible to have sex without exposing areas of the skin, you will be likely to be infecting your partner. Wait until it has cleared up.

In brief: Yes

Ringworm is caused by a dermatophyte (a fungus which infects the skin).
It is easily transmissible by direct contact, and, at least in my humble experience, it is not possible to have sex without exposing areas of the skin, you will be likely to be infecting your partner. Wait until it has cleared up.
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Dr. John Chiu
This is not a difficult condition to treat (unlike the nails) and you should contact your doctor to get it treated. Most of the time, the treatment can be completed in less than a week.
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