Is Ringworm Contagious?
Ringworm is highly contagious and can be spread from person to person, as well as by clothing or linens used by an affected person, or from household pets. To keep ringworm from spreading
- avoid touching suspicious areas;
- maintain proper hygiene by washing the hands and body frequently and laundering the linens and clothes of an infected family member separately; and
- avoid contact sports such as wrestling until you have been treating the sores for at least 48 hours.
- If pets have ringworm, take them to a veterinarian for prompt treatment, vacuum areas where the pet spends time, disinfect surfaces and pet bedding, and wash the hands after handling a pet.