Ringworm is called "tinea corporis" by healthcare professionals. Anyone—children and adults—can catch ringworm. Don't panic—it's not really a worm. It's a fungal infection.
Ringworm Symptom Spotter
You may have ringworm if you have:
- Small, red spots that appear in large rings on your arms, legs or chest
- A rash that's red on the outside within normal color skin inside, like a ring
- A very itchy rash
How the fungus runs rings around skin
Like other fungal infections, ringworm is very contagious. You can catch it from someone who already has it or from items that they have used. You can also catch it from a pet that has ringworm.
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