How did ringworm get its name?

Answer Ringworm is a contagious fungus that can infect the skin of both people and animals. It is also called tinea or dermatophytid.NamingRingworm has nothing to do with worms. Its name derives from the ... Read More »

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What is the cause of a ringworm type rash if not ringworm?

A ringworm (tinea) rash is usually red, bumpy, scaly and occurs in patches that may or may not be circular. If the rash is not ringworm (caused by fungus), then many other conditions could be the ... Read More »

What is the scientific name for ringworm?

Ringworm is a fungal infection on the skin. Its scientific name is tinea, which means "growing worm" in Latin. A second term is added to identify the area affected: tinea capitis is ringworm of the... Read More »

Ringworm in the Ear?

Anything that causes your cat discomfort will worry you as the owner. If your cat has contracted the fungus known as ringworm, she may get painful sores on her sensitive ears. As her owner, it fall... Read More »

Can cats get ringworm?

On One Hand: Ringworm Often NoticeableRingworm is a rash-like skin condition that can affect cats. According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), if not properl... Read More »