mistaken ringworm to be a disease associated with worms. In
actual fact, despite its name, ringworm has got nothing to do
with worms. It is a fungal infection. The appearance of
ringworms is the reason behind the name as it looks like a ring
or round circle on the skin.
ringworm infection is another condition called the Jock
Itch. The jock itch is basically a fungal infection
around the groin area.
Ringworm is also
termed as Tinea Corporis. It is cause by mold-like fungi
called Dermatophytes. Ringworm infection is usually
transmitted through sharing clothing, touching the
infected areas, sharing combs and direct contact with
animals infected with ringworms.
Some of the
symptoms of ringworm include: burning, itching, rashes,
dryness as well as the obvious ring-like flake on the
skin. As in the case of cats and dogs, the symptom
usually start with temporary hair loss at the infected
area and itchiness on a specific part of the body. Pets
usually carry this disease from unclean kennels and
Common areas on
the body that are affected by ringworm are: the groin,
the scalp, the feet, toes, thighs and fingers. Ringworm
tends to thrive best in wet conditions. It is best to
keep these areas dry and clean to prevent and infection.
It is also important to get your pets check up with the
veterinary regularly to avoid ringworm infections.
Ringworm is easily curable if you get the right
treatment. A doctor will most likely give you a drug
prescription but it will take weeks before the ringworm
completely disappears. Also, ringworm prescription
medication can be rather inconvenient. If you are looking
for a fast and effective way to cure ringworms, I highly
recommend you to check out Dermasil. This medication for ringworm can
yield results in as little as 24 hours and it completely
gets rid of the ringworm infection in about 10