What is ringworm&its causes?

Answer 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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What are the causes of ringworm in children?

Ringworm is a fungal skin infection, called tinea. Tinea corporis is the name when it affects the body and tinea capitis affects the scalp. Both are common among children. Tinea, or ringworm, is c... Read More »

What Causes a Ringworm Skin Rash?

Ringworm (tinea) is a common skin rash caused by fungus; it is not caused by worms as its name implies. It is infectious and can be spread by contact with other people, pets and farm animals, or co... Read More »

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 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 »