|The ringworm fungus usually appears four to ten days after contact on your skin, while scalp ringworm appears ten to fourteen days after contact.|
- Ringworm is a fungal affliction of the skin that can affect animals and humans, and is prevalent in many different forms.
- Ringworm is transferredby spores coming from from the fungus, and is long lived and spreads quickly.
- The spore itself is seen in a number of similar conditions, athlete�s foot among them, and it is not essential for one to one contact to prolong the disease.
- Ringworm can be found on many parts of the body and manifests itself in different ways.
- When the disease of ringworm appears on the body is will be as a flat and round area that is painful and irritates, and on the foot the signs are scaling and breaking of the skin
- Ringworm can also harmour nails, where it causes them to thicken and discolour, and even become brittle.
- Any darkening or notable changes in the form of the skin can be a sign of ringworm, and it will become more easily noticed between four and ten days of being affected by the spore.
- Ringworm is virulent and, therefore, simple to spread, and can be spread in many ways.
- By being in contact with a person or animal who is already carrying ringworm one can easily be endangered by the problem, and likewise, by touching animals that carry the fungus.
- Ringworm is common in cats and dogs, and also in farm animals, and baby cats in particular pass on the fungus by rubbing against other cats and owners.
- Ringworm is frequently spread from the floors of showers - mainly public venues used by many people - as the fungus breeds in damp areas.
- The main step to remember in treating ringworm is to reduce any contact with a patient to the minimum,
- Furthermore it is imperative that any given treatments are used up, as courses of ringworm treatment are designed to be effective over a set time.
- Believing the ringworm has been eradicated and ending before that time can invite it to reoccur.
- It is vital that a sufferer is given the right treatment, as expecting ringworm to simply go away extends the period over which it could be spread among others.
- Important advice is that people should not share personal tools that may spread ringworm; hair brushes and combs, towels and other washing items,
- Items of clothing and particularly hats should not be shared around, in particular if there is a existing ringworm outbreak already.
- When a dog or cat with ringworm is the problem then have it treated and keep contact to only essential time, in particular cats who are the most likely to spread the fungus.
- There is a great number of treatments one can buy for ringworm, and these can be creams and lotions through sprays and washes.
- The best solutions for ringworm involve attention to detail and banishing of the increase of the fungus.
- To prevent ringworm, towels and other bathing items are washed regularly and replaced with fresh items on a frequent basis.
- Ringworm will increase if left to get out of control, and be reminded that it is not essential to touch an affected animal or person to become infected.
Last update: 09:07 AM Wednesday, April 1, 2009