Medically known as tinea, ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin, The fungus feeds on keratin, which is found in the outer layer of skin, hair and nails. It thrives best on moist skin and those parts that are hidden from the light. Though the early symptoms of the disease are red, scaly patches or bumps, as time progresses, they look like a ring or a series of rings.
Causes Of Ringworm
Skin wounds, Infected swimming pool water, Infection from pets, Lack of protective fatty acids on scalp, Lack of personal hygiene, like wearing unwashed clothes or sharing combs of infected people, Accumulation of sweat in the covered areas of the body.
On the Body
A circular rash on the skin that’s red and inflamed, Slightly raised expanding rings of red, scaly skin on the trunk or face, A round, flat patch of itchy skin.
On the Scalp
One or more round patches of scaly skin, where the hair has broken off at or just above the scalp, Patches that slowly expand or enlarge, Scaly, gray or reddened areas, Patches that have small black dots, Brittle or fragile hair Tender or painful areas.