Where Does Ringworm Come From?

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Tinkerbell St. Basil Profile

It is a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin or occasionally the scalp. My son was in wrestling for 10 years and often caught it from other wrestlers and oftentimes from the mat itself (if not cleaned properly). 

It forms a circular shape on your skin (like a worm in a ring formation). It is easily treated with anti-fungal creams.

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Susan Blanton answered

Ringworm is a fungal infection. It is not a worm or intestinal parasite. Those prone to jock itch or toenail or a lowered immune system such as those with HPV, Aids or Lyme disease are more susceptible to this infection which is often caught from cats.

Karla Kuznetsov Profile
Karla Kuznetsov answered
No. Ringworm is a fungal infection commonly caught from cats. It will usually appear in a circular pattern somewhere one the body. It is not caught from fruits and does not go through your digestive system.
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JANEY KIRK answered
My understanding of ringworm?,,,,it is a parasite, commonly picked up by eating contaminated fruits, ie the fruits have the ring worm eggs on them,,,they then eventually hatch and make their way down the digestive trap where they feast in the upper bowel before being squeezed out of the anus, thus causing itching , usually felt more in the evening where the victim scratches and then usually re-contaminates oneself by inserting fingers into the mouth, usually in their sleep or whatever containing the eggs released by the female ringworm when squeezed by the victim? Hope this is right?

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