Ringworm

Austin Shamblin

What is Ringworm?

Ringworm is superficial skin infection known as tinea, it's caused by fungi called dermatophytes. The mark itself makes itself known by a red ring of small blisters or a red ring of rough and dry skin that grows outward as the infection spreads.

What causes ringworm?

Ringworm is caused by a fungus that grows on the skin. Once the fungus sets in it spreads out in rings. It can be spread on towels, clothing, sports equipment or direct contact. Personal hygiene is important in preventing the spread of ringworm. In full contact sports such as wrestling ringworm is easily spread. Dogs and cats can be infected with ringworm as well, and they can pass it to people through direct contact.

How contagious is it?

Ringworm is easily caught but also easy to get rid of. You can simply go to your local pharmacy and pick up an over the counter cream. Their are no known deaths from ringworm.

Even your pets can contract and spread ringworm. Rngworm can spread to ANY mammal. Although its mostly seen in cats it can also be found in rabbits, dogs, chinchillas, and hedgehogs. And its taken care of the same as in humans. Just a simple cream can take care of it.

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