Ringworm is a highly contagious, fungal infection that occurs on the surface of the skin, displaying a thick, red, itchy, raised, circular rash. The center of the rash is usually clear or white, but the edges are dark, jagged, red, scaly and crusted over so that it resembles other common skin conditions.
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Firstly, the name ringworm is a misnomer – a worm does not cause ringworm, it is a fungal infection. Jock itch is also a form of ringworm. This contagious condition is common in children because it lurks in warm, moist places such as locker rooms and swimming pool changing rooms.
When we hear the ringworm, we associate it with a parasite or a worm.
However, ringworm is a fungus infection. Fungus infections grow due
to moisture and humidity. It is the same as athelete’s foot and jock itch
except it’s on the body. Some people catch it from animals and you can also
pick it up from others if [...]