Patient Comments: Ringworm - Is it Contagious?

How do you think you caught ringworm?

Comment from: Dogwalker, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe I caught this from either 1) one of my client"s dogs that I walk or 2) one of the rescued feral kittens that I"ve helped capture recently. It started as a burning sensation under my right arm. It felt like razor burn at first, then a few days later I had the ring of fire. I am on day 3 of OTC treatment 2 to 3 times a day. It"s starting to calm down a bit and isn"t growing, so that"s a good sign. I might have to continue with the antifungal creams and powders for a few weeks.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: bwlr37, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 20

We are not sure but we think we got it either from our dog or when he got his back shaved.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Coleyna, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 31

I had ringworm as a child. Someone told my parents about gentian violet. It worked but it makes you look like you got in a fight with blue ink pens. I got a kitten recently. She scratched me a lot at first. And everywhere she scratched I got a spot. I am using the gentian violet again. It does work but the purple spots are hard to explain.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: hachi, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 01

We got a new puppy from a breeder. I found a hot spot behind his ear. Now my daughter and son have what appears to be ringworm.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: chef, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

I caught ringworm from a hotel room.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: weight lifter, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

I caught ringworm from the mat at my workout facility.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Softball, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

I have itchy red skin that starts as blisters and ends up looking like ringworm and discolor my skin. The patches of red take a long time to go away. I'm also starting to have abdominal cramps and diarrhea and hope this is not attributed to a GI disorder.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Ringworm - Effective Treatments Question: What kinds of treatments have been effective for your ringworm?
Ringworm - Diagnosis Question: How was your ringworm diagnosed?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.