How Do You Get Ringworm? Topic Guide

How Do You Get Ringworm? How Do You Get Ringworm?: Ringworm is extremely contagious. It is spread from person to person by direct contact or by touching clothing, bedding, towels, or even an object that has come into contact with an infected person’s skin. Ringworm is a skin infection caused by dermatophytes, a type of fungus that lives on the dead outer layer of skin. Despite its name, there is no worm involved in the condition.

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How Do You Get Ringworm? Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

terbinafine Terbinafine

Terbinafine is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus...learn more »

selenium sulfide topical Selenium Sulfide Topical

Selenium sulfide is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing on your skin...learn more »

terbinafine topical Terbinafine Topical

Terbinafine is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus...learn more »

selenium Selenium

Selenium is mineral that is found in soil and occurs naturally in certain foods (such as whole grains, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, and seafood). Selenium ...learn more »

itraconazole Itraconazole

Itraconazole is an antifungal medication that is used in adults to treat infections caused by fungus. This includes infections in any part of the body inclu...learn more »

griseofulvin Griseofulvin

Griseofulvin is an antifungal medicine that is used to treat infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch, and fungal infections of the scalp, fing...learn more »

fluconazole Fluconazole

Fluconazole is an antifungal medicine...learn more »