Ringworm of the Skin - What Increases Your Risk
Your risk of getting
ringworm is higher if:
- You come in contact with a person who has a
fungal infection or with a carrier, a person who has the fungi but does not
- You are
susceptible to fungal infections or you have had a
previous fungal infection.
- You have an
impaired immune system due to a disease such as
diabetes or cancer.
- You live in a warm, damp
- You wear tight-fitting clothes or you let your skin stay
damp for long periods, such as by staying in a wet bathing suit or sweaty
- You are a wrestler.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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