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What is ringworm?
Despite its name, the “ringworm” is not a worm. It is a fungus (small microorganism) which is more properly known as the medical term for ringworm – “Tinea“.
Tinea gets us back to worms – it means “growing worm” in Latin. In the medical world it is used to indicate where the fungus is located. There are many types of this infection affecting kids, adults, family pets and animals in general . For instance tinea corporis refers to fungus of the body, tinea capitis to scalp ringworms, tinea pedis to fungus of the feet, etc.
Ringworm is a skin (face, scalp, body, or feet) disease caused by several different kinds of fungi. Ringworms on the scalp usually make unpleasant bald patches of scaly skin. People with ringworms on other parts of their skin can have a ring-shaped rash that is reddish and may be itchy. The rash can be dry and scaly or wet and crusty.
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