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What Fungus Causes Ringworm?

ANSWER: Dermatophytes are the fungus that cause ringworm. More Info: Similar to mold, dermatophytes that live on the top layer of your skin cause ringworm, a circular rash [Read More...]

Is Ringworm Infectious?

ANSWER: Ringworm is infectious and commonly spreads between people who have close contact with each other. More Info: Direct skin-to-skin contact can spread the fungus from [Read More...]

Types of Ringworm

Ringworm, otherwise known as tinea infections, is a type of dermatophytic fungus that grows and multiplies on the body’s surface cells and sustains itself on keratin-rich [Read More...]

How Do Kids Get Ringworm?

Kids get ringworm through personal contact, pets, shared personal items, showers, public pools, locker rooms, genetics, and heavy sweating.  There are a variety of [Read More...]

What Treats Ringworm?

There are several creams, ointments, and oral medications that can treat ringworm, a rash that often, but not always, grows in a ring pattern on the skin. The rash can spread [Read More...]
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