It’s safe to assume you’ve heard at least a few vague details about ringworm before. As far as medical terminology is concerned, the word “ringworm” is a hard one to forget. Thankfully, ringworm has absolutely nothing to do with worms at all! It’s actually a fungal skin infection.
In this article, we take a closer look at what exactly ringworm is. We’ll also uncover the signs and symptoms, causes, and what you can do to prevent it. We might even dispel a few myths along the way. Here’s everything you should know about ringworm.
What Is Ringworm?
Ringworm is not and has never shared a connection with the wriggling underground garden pests. It’s just a rash! Albeit a particularly stubborn and contagious one.
It’s also classified differently depending on the location that it appears on your body. For example, if it appears on your arm or leg, it’s ringworm. But if it occurs in between your toes, it’s often called athlete’s foot. If it spreads to your groin, then they call it jock itch.