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Can handling or eating mushrooms give you fungus infections like ringworm or tinea?
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
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In brief: Absolutely not!
While both mushrooms and ringworm are called fungus, they at very different indeed.
Ringworm or tinea are consider dermatophytes which means they are fungus that only grow on skin cells. So no, mushrooms will not give you ringworm.

In brief: Absolutely not!
While both mushrooms and ringworm are called fungus, they at very different indeed.
Ringworm or tinea are consider dermatophytes which means they are fungus that only grow on skin cells. So no, mushrooms will not give you ringworm.
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