What Are the Causes of Ringworm Rash?

Q:
What are the causes of ringworm rash?

A:
Ringworm, also known as Dermatophytosis, is a kind of infection of the skin caused by different fungus such as Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton. It may lead to red, itchy, scaly, circular rash even hair loss.

Causes of ringworm rash include:

  • Sharing personal items such as hats, clothing, towels, and combs with others.
  • Exposure to other people who are suffering from ringworm.
  • Exposure to pets. (rare)
  • Using public exercise machines.
  • Wearing rented bowling shoes, ski boots, skates or roller skates.

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