Ringworm is a common fungal infection affecting your skin, scalp, or nails. It's not caused by worms, despite its name, but it can cause discomfort, itching, and unsightly rashes.
- Ringworm, scientifically known as dermatophytosis, is a contagious fungal infection caused by various species of fungi called dermatophytes. It's characterized by a red, circular, and often itchy rash that can appear almost anywhere on the body. Ringworm is highly contagious and can spread through direct skin-to-skin contact, touching contaminated objects, or even from pets.