What is it?
Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that can affect the scalp, the body (particularly the groin), the feet, and the nails.  The rash will start like a red pimple, then expand to create the distinctive ring shape. It might be itchy.

How to treat ringworm?

Ringworm can be treated with fungus-killing medicine that may be applied in cream form, or if the infection is widespread, taken orally.

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