Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin.  Even though it is called "ringworm," a worm doesn't cause it. The cause of ringworm is a fungus that infects the outer layers of the skin. 


At first you might just see a small, red, often raised itchy spot or pimple. Sometimes there may only be 1 spot. At other times there may be several. Ringworm can look slightly different on different parts of the body, but there are some things are always present:

  • Irregular, round, oval or ring-shaped, which is why it's called ringworm
  • Clearer or lighter color at the center, since it spreads from the center of the spot outward
  • Red or inflamed look
  • Raised, itchy, scaly dry or flaky skin 

If you are experiencing these or similar symptoms, start an OnCare visit today to receive a personalized treatment plan and feel better, faster.


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