Ringworm of the Skin - Symptoms
ringworm infections cause a rash that may be peeling,
cracking, scaling, itching, and red. Sometimes the rash forms blisters,
especially on the feet. See a picture of a typical
ringworm skin rash.
Symptoms of ringworm of the body include a rash:
- On the chest, stomach, arms, legs, or
- With edges that are red and scaly or moist and crusted. The
rash also may have small bumps that look like blisters. The center of the rash
may be clear, giving it a ring-shaped appearance, or there may be a cluster of
- That may forms large, round patches.
Symptoms of ringworm of the face
include a rash:
- On the face, the ears, or
- With a border that may not be very distinct.
may get worse after being in the sun.
Symptoms of ringworm of the groin
(jock itch) include a rash:
- On the groin, skin folds, inner thighs, or
buttocks. The rash usually does not occur on the scrotum or
- With edges that are very distinct and may be scaly or have
bumps that look like blisters.
- That may have a red-brown
Jock itch and
athlete's foot frequently occur at the same
Symptoms of ringworm on the hand
include a rash:
- On the palm that may be mistaken for
- On the palm that is thickened,
dry, and scaly, similar to athlete's foot, while skin between the fingers may
be moist and have open sores.
- On the back of the hand that is red
and scaly, with edges that have bumps that look like blisters.
Fingernails can also be infected. For more information, see
Fungal Nail Infections.
Ringworm of the
skin may be confused with
other conditions with similar symptoms, such as