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Understanding Ringworm -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Ringworm?

Ringworm of the scalp:

  • Dry, brittle hair or hair loss in patches
  • Severe itching
  • Red-ringed patch of small blisters or scaly skin

Picture of Ringworm of the Body (Tinea Corporis)Ringworm of the body:

  • Red-ringed patch of small blisters or scaly skin
  • Severe itching is sometimes present

Call your doctor if you have a red-ringed skin infection, severe itching of the skin or scalp, a scaly rash, or hair loss.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on April 03, 2014

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