Learn About Ringworm Signs & Remedies
Ringworm is a red rash caused by a fungal infection of the skin. The genesis of the name “ringworm” has no relation to worms but comes from the circular or ring-shape of the rashes. The fungi that cause ringworm are part of the dermatophytes group and live off keratin, a body tissue found in human nails, hair, and skin. After the body becomes infected by the fungus, the rash and other symptoms of ringworm are dormant between four and ten days. Once present, the outbreaks can spread on the body as well as through contact with new hosts.