Ringworm

Ringworm Facts

  • Ringworm is a common fungal infection of the skin and is not due to a worm.
  • The medical term for ringworm is tinea. The condition is further named for the site of the body where the infection occurs.
  • Ringworm causes a scaly, crusted rash that may itch.
  • Ringworm can be successfully treated with antifungal medications used either topically or orally.

Reviewed on 3/16/2012

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