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Ringworm of the Scalp or Beard - What Increases Your Risk

Things that increase a person's risk for ringworm include:

  • Being susceptible to fungal infection or having had a previous fungal infection on the scalp, beard, or other areas.
  • Having contact with people or animals with ringworm infections or with those who carry the ringworm fungus but do not have symptoms.
  • Having an impaired immune system (due to diseases, such as diabetes or cancer).
  • Living in a warm, damp climate.

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Last Updated: December 21, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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