What does severe ringworm look like?

Table of contents:

  1. What does severe ringworm look like?
  2. What causes ringworm in private part?
  3. Can I shave with ringworm?
  4. What happens if you get ringworm in your hair?
  5. How do you get rid of ringworm bald spots?

What does severe ringworm look like?

Ringworm often causes a ring-shaped rash that is itchy, red, scaly and slightly raised. The rings usually start small and then expand outward. Ringworm of the body (tinea corporis) is a rash caused by a fungal infection. It's usually a red, itchy, circular rash with clearer skin in the middle.

What causes ringworm in private part?

Jock itch, also called tinea cruris, is a common skin infection that is caused by a type of fungus called tinea. The fungus thrives in warm, moist areas of the body and as a result, infection can affect the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks.

Can I shave with ringworm?

Remember, you will probably not be able to totally get rid of the beard ringworm with topical creams. Stop shaving the affected area until you start treatment. If you must shave, use a new disposable razor each time you shave.

What happens if you get ringworm in your hair?

The most common symptom of ringworm is itchy patches on the scalp. Sections of hair may break off near the scalp, leaving scaly, red areas or bald spots. You may see black dots where the hair has broken off. Left untreated, these areas can gradually grow and spread.

How do you get rid of ringworm bald spots?

Treatment for ringworm of the scalp includes medications taken by mouth to kill the fungi, as well as medicated shampoos that may lessen the spread of infection. Some cases of ringworm of the scalp result in severe inflammation at the site of infection that may cause scarring or permanent hair loss.