Ringworm skin infection
What is Ringworm?
Ringworm is actually a skin infection caused by fungus. 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 is common.
Ringworm can appear on just about any part of your body. On the palms, soles, scalp, groin, and nails, the rash lacks a ring-shaped pattern. On the soles and groin, ringworm also has a different name.
No matter where ringworm appears on the body, treatment is important. Without treatment, the rash tends to grow slowly and cover a larger area. You can also infect other areas of your body.
Treatment can get rid of the ringworm and stop the itch, which can be intense. Because ringworm is contagious, treatment can also prevent you from spreading it to others.
If you have ringworm, your dermatologist will treat it with antifungal medicine. This medicine comes in many different forms like creams, ointments, and pills. What you use will depend on the area of the body that needs treatment.
Adapted from original source: AAD