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How does one contract ringworm?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Physical contact

Ringworm is a contagious skin infection that is actually caused by a fungus and not by a worm. It is spread by direct contact with an infected person or animal and has also been known to spread by contact with contaminated personal items like towels and sports equipment.
See you family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis, as well as for treatment.

In brief: Physical contact

Ringworm is a contagious skin infection that is actually caused by a fungus and not by a worm. It is spread by direct contact with an infected person or animal and has also been known to spread by contact with contaminated personal items like towels and sports equipment.
See you family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis, as well as for treatment.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Contact

Ringworm is generally transmitted by contact with a person or animal that has ringworm.

In brief: Contact

Ringworm is generally transmitted by contact with a person or animal that has ringworm.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Contaminated surfaces, linen, towel, garments, personal articles can give the gift also.
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