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Is ringworm a contagious disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, somewhat

Ringworm is a fungal skin infection, often shaped like a circle on the skin.
The fungus is contagious and can be passed from person to person, person to objects, and objects to persons. However, it is not known how much contact it takes to develop the rash. Many times, only one person in the family has the rash. A person usually has the rash on one part of the body, but not the rest of the body.

In brief: Yes, somewhat

Ringworm is a fungal skin infection, often shaped like a circle on the skin.
The fungus is contagious and can be passed from person to person, person to objects, and objects to persons. However, it is not known how much contact it takes to develop the rash. Many times, only one person in the family has the rash. A person usually has the rash on one part of the body, but not the rest of the body.
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Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Ringworm is a contagious disease - it is spread when you have direct skin to skin contact with an infected person.
It can also be spread via clothing, towels, sheets. It is best to wear slippers in public showers and avoid sharing linen , towels and sporting gear which allows for direct skin to skin contact.

In brief: Yes

Ringworm is a contagious disease - it is spread when you have direct skin to skin contact with an infected person.
It can also be spread via clothing, towels, sheets. It is best to wear slippers in public showers and avoid sharing linen , towels and sporting gear which allows for direct skin to skin contact.
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