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 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 »
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What does a ringworm look like in a cat?

Despite its name, ringworm (dermatophytosis) is not a worm but a fungus infection that affects the hair, skin and nails of cats, dogs and humans. The appearance of ringworm can be different, depend... Read More »
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What is dog ringworm?

Ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect dogs. It is easily identified, as it affects the skin. While ringworm can be a highly contagious condition, it is also quite easily treated.Identifica... Read More »
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What is ringworm&its causes?

Despite what its name suggests, ringworm is not a skin infection caused by a worm. Fungus is the source of the infection. Ringworm is very treatable, although it is also very contagious.Identifica... Read More »
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