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I heard that ringworms are contagious? Is it really?
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Ringworm is not caused by a worm but rather by a fungus or yeast.
Like most infections it is contagious and spread by contact with infected persons or animals. It can also be spread by touching the objects used by infected persons such as comb, brush, clothing, toys. Washing hands and objects touched by infected persons helps. Avoid direct contact with infected persons.

In brief: Yes
Ringworm is not caused by a worm but rather by a fungus or yeast.
Like most infections it is contagious and spread by contact with infected persons or animals. It can also be spread by touching the objects used by infected persons such as comb, brush, clothing, toys. Washing hands and objects touched by infected persons helps. Avoid direct contact with infected persons.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
Ringworm is usually a low grade infection of the skin from fungus and can be spread to another individual thru close contact.

In brief: Yes
Ringworm is usually a low grade infection of the skin from fungus and can be spread to another individual thru close contact.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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