What kind of infection is ringworm?

Answer Ringworm is a fungal infection of the scalp, skin, groin or feet. The infection has nothing to do with worms; a fungus of the species tinea causes it. The lesion formed by the fungus is often round... Read More »

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How to Prevent Ringworm Infection?

Your family pet can spread ringworm throughout your home.Ringworm is an infection caused by a type of fungus called a dermatophyte. It is not an actual worm that infects the body. Spread through co... Read More »

How to Recognize and Treat Ringworm Infection?

Ringworm infection on the arm (tinea).Ringworm is not actually a worm, it is an infection caused by a dermatophyte (a type of fungus). Dermatophyte infections are very common and can affect anyone,... 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 »

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