Fungal Infection/Ringworm

The name “ringworm” comes from the rash that many people see. On the skin, the rash often has a ring-shaped pattern and a raised, scaly border that snakes its way around the edge like a worm.

Ringworm can appear on just about any part of your body (On the palms, soles, scalp, groin, and nails, the rash lacks the ring-shaped pattern).   No matter where ringworm appears on the body, treatment is important. Treatment can get rid of the ringworm and stop the itch, which can be intense. Without treatment, the rash can grow slowly and cover a larger area. You can also infect other areas of your body. Because ringworm is contagious, treatment can also prevent you from spreading it to other parts of the body and to other people.

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