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How does a person get ring worm ?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Exposure
The fungal agent of ringworm is found in soil, dust, on humans or animals as a opportunist.
It eats the top layers of older skin, leaving behind the healthy younger cells.As it reproduces, its offspring continue their forward movement, creating a rough outer ring, like riples to a rock tossed in a pond.A central area of clearing is expected.Otc meds can help over wks. Not all rings are ringworm.

In brief: Exposure
The fungal agent of ringworm is found in soil, dust, on humans or animals as a opportunist.
It eats the top layers of older skin, leaving behind the healthy younger cells.As it reproduces, its offspring continue their forward movement, creating a rough outer ring, like riples to a rock tossed in a pond.A central area of clearing is expected.Otc meds can help over wks. Not all rings are ringworm.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Contact
Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a fungal infection of the superficial layers of the skin.
One comes in contact with the fungus, it breaks the barrier of the skin and then begins to grow and spread. Similar infections are athlete's foot, tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) and other fungal infections. Can be treated usually with otc terbinefine for at least two weeks but may require more or oral.

In brief: Contact
Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a fungal infection of the superficial layers of the skin.
One comes in contact with the fungus, it breaks the barrier of the skin and then begins to grow and spread. Similar infections are athlete's foot, tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) and other fungal infections. Can be treated usually with otc terbinefine for at least two weeks but may require more or oral.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Timothy Rodgers
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ringworm is a fungus
Ringworm is the common term for a fungal infection of the skin that is typically round, scaly and itchy.
The fungus can also cause athlete's foot and jock itch. It lives on surfaces, such as bathroom floors, showers and other warm, moist places. It can be transferred from one area to another by scratching. It is usually very easy to treat and cure.

In brief: Ringworm is a fungus
Ringworm is the common term for a fungal infection of the skin that is typically round, scaly and itchy.
The fungus can also cause athlete's foot and jock itch. It lives on surfaces, such as bathroom floors, showers and other warm, moist places. It can be transferred from one area to another by scratching. It is usually very easy to treat and cure.
Dr. Timothy Rodgers
Dr. Timothy Rodgers
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ring worm
Ring worm is a fungal infection that is contagious by skin contact from people who have it.
It is a common problem treated with antifungal cream.

In brief: Ring worm
Ring worm is a fungal infection that is contagious by skin contact from people who have it.
It is a common problem treated with antifungal cream.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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