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How long is ringworm contagious for?

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Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dermatology
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In brief: Long as rash lasts

Ringworm is a fungus infection.
It is common and spreads fairly easily. It is contagious for as long as you have the rash on your skin.

In brief: Long as rash lasts

Ringworm is a fungus infection.
It is common and spreads fairly easily. It is contagious for as long as you have the rash on your skin.
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Agree; good thing is this is easily treated with a topical anti-fungal cream...check with your doctor to talk it over and obtain the right prescription.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Ringworm

Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection that lives off of a host and that passes from person to person either through direct contact, through contact with an infected object, or through contact with an infected pet or infected soil.
It may take few weeks before it completely resolves with treatment.

In brief: Ringworm

Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection that lives off of a host and that passes from person to person either through direct contact, through contact with an infected object, or through contact with an infected pet or infected soil.
It may take few weeks before it completely resolves with treatment.
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