RingwormOverview

overview

Ringworm is a fungal infection on the skin. It causes a rash that is often ring-shaped.

symptoms

Ringworm causes a red or silver rash that is often ring-shaped.

treatments_overview

You can usually treat ringworm with antifungal creams, gels or sprays bought from a pharmacy.

causes

Ringworm is a fungal infection. It's not caused by a worm. It can be spread through close contact with an infected person, bedsheets and towels.

Page last reviewed: 08/09/2017
Next review due: 08/09/2020