Many people ask about the ringworm causes. Ringworm is a skin infection that is caused by a fungus. The causes of ringworm are not worms. Ringworm can affect the skin anywhere on your body including the scalp, feet (athletes feet), groin area (jock itch) or the nails. Often ringworm is found in several places at once.
Ringworm most often affects children, but can affect people at any age. It is a very common skin disorder, and is extremely contagious. It can be passed by direct skin to skin contact, or thru contact with contaminated items such as a brush, hat, towel, unwashed clothing, and pool or shower surfaces. Ringworm can also be caught from an infected animal such as a cat or a dog.
Fortunately there is a very effective treatment for ringworm. It is all natural, and the professionals associated with this site highly recommend it. For more information about the best ringworm treatment, follow this link to
For additional information about ringworm, please continue to read.
Now that we have discussed the causes of ringworm, we will go over the symptoms, and then discuss the best treatment option.
Ringworm signs and symptoms
Ringworm on the skin - usually starts as reddish, scaly patch or bump. It tends to be extremely itchy and uncomfortable. Eventually, it may begin to resemble a ring or a series of rings. It will become raised with bumpy borders around a scaly center. This pattern is what gives ringworm its name. However, not everyone who's infected develops the rings. (The treatment for ringworm discussed below is effective on all types of ringworm).
Ringworm of the scalp – starts as a small pimple that gets larger and larger. Eventually it becomes patchy, flaky, or scaly. In some people ringworm causes the hair to fall out, leaving scaly patches of temporary baldness. The place where the infection is often becomes swollen, tender, and red. Sometimes, ringworm causes a yellowish crusty area to develop.
Ringworm of the feet - is known as athlete's foot. The rash, which usually appears between the toes, appears patchy or can cause the skin to crack. Usually the rash a person gets with either athlete's foot or jock itch will not look like rings at all.
Ringworm of the nails - can affect several or just one nail on a person's feet or hands. Ringworm causes the nails to become thick, yellowish or white, and brittle.
Now that we have gone over the causes of ringworm and its symptoms, lets discuss treatment.
Knowing the causes of ringworm is important. Also important is to begin your treatment immediately. The longer you delay, the worse the condition can become, and the more it will spread.
For treating ringworm, we have been recommending a ringworm medication for several years now. It is all natural, has no side effects, and many people have reported excellent results with it. It is called
Based on the success we have seen, we believe it is the best ringworm treatment on the market. Follow this link to find out more about it, and how it will help you.
If you have questions about the causes of ringworm, please contact us.
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