Ringworm of the Skin - What Happens
Ringworm of the skin can start as a small patch of itchy, red, or scaling skin. The rash
can spread and cover a large area.
Clothing that rubs the skin can
irritate the rash. Sweat, heat, or moisture in the air (humidity) can make the
itching and infection worse.
As the infection becomes worse, the
ring-shaped pattern and red-brown color may become
more visible. If not treated, the skin can become irritated and painful. Skin
blisters and cracks can become infected with bacteria and require
Ringworm can also spread to
other parts of the body, including the feet, nails, scalp, or beard.
After treatment, the rash will go away. But ringworm can return unless
you follow steps to prevent it. The tendency to get fungal skin infections or
to have them return after treatment seems to run in