What is Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)?

Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)

These lectures are not meant to replace your physician and are simply provided as a free educational service to all our visitors. If you feel that you have a skin problem, please see your doctor.

Ringworm is caused by superficial fungi on the skin. These fungi are called dermatophytes. Ringworm is not caused by being dirty. It is contagious disorder that is characterized by "rings" of scaling and redness. It is itchy. Ringworm may occur on any part of the body from head to toe. For unknown reasons, some individuals may be more susceptible to ringworm than others. There are other skin conditions that can appear similar to ringworm, and a dermatologist may help with this evaluation and differentiation.

Ringworm can be easily treated with over-the-counter topical antifungals, such as fungoid tincture.This is a commonly used and recommended product for fungal infections of the skin as well as those caused by candida albicans.

For very severe cases, dermatologists may recommend oral antifungal medication to treat ringworm. Appropriate monitoring of blood work may be necessary in these cases as the oral medications may have serious side effects.

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