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How long does it take ringworm to show up?

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The red rash can take a few days to show up on your skin. If you have ringworm of the scalp, you may not see any signs for a full 2 weeks after you were exposed.

From: Myths & Facts About Ringworm WebMD Medical Reference

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Nemours Foundation: "Ringworm."

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Ringworm Myth-Busters."

ASPCA: "Ringworm."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Ringworm."

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: "Ringworm."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 16, 2018

SOURCES: 

Nemours Foundation: "Ringworm."

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Ringworm Myth-Busters."

ASPCA: "Ringworm."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Ringworm."

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: "Ringworm."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 16, 2018

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