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Are some people more susceptible to ringworm than others?
 
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It is proven some people are more susceptible to ringworm than others. Most people whom already have skin conditions such as eczema have problems with ringworm. Also children are more susceptible before puberty.

 

Ringworm Facts

  • Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin that will be seen in animals and humans, and is prevalent in many different varieties.
  • Ringworm can be passed aroundby spores emitted from the fungus, and is difficult to get rid of and spreads quickly.
  • The spore itself is responsible for many similar conditions, athlete�s foot among them, and it is not essential for one to one contact to prolong the disease.
  • Ringworm may be found on various parts of the body and presents itself in different ways.
  • When ringworm is found 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 may also get toour nails, where it causes them to harden and appear discoloured, and even become brittle.
  • Any darkening or alteration 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 infected by the spore.
  • Ringworm is easily spread and, thus, very easy to catch, and can be transferred in many ways.
  • By being in contact with one who is already carrying ringworm a person can easily be endangered by the problem, and likewise, by touching animals that carry the fungus.
  • Ringworm is virulent in cats and dogs, and also in other animals, and smaller cats in particular spread the fungus by rubbing against other cats and people.
  • Ringworm is often spread via the floors of showers - mainly public venues used by many people - as the fungus lives in damp areas.
  • The initial step to take in treating ringworm is to limit any contact with a patient to the minimum,
  • In addition it is vital that any given treatments are used up, as courses of ringworm treatment are meant to be effective over a set time.
  • Expecting the ringworm has been treated and ending before that time can encourage it to reoccur.
  • It is important that a sufferer is given the right treatment, as leaving ringworm to simply go away prolongs the period over which it can be spread among others.
  • Sound advice is that people should not share personal items that may spread ringworm; hair brushes and combs, towels and cloths,
  • Items of personal use and in particular hats should not be shared around, in particular if there is a confirmed ringworm outbreak already.
  • Assuming a family animal with ringworm is the patient then have it treated and keep contact to the least, in particular cats who are the most likely to spread the fungus.
  • There are many treatments one can buy for ringworm, and these can be creams and lotions to sprays and washes.
  • The most successful solutions for ringworm are the ones that show attention to detail and banishing of the increase of the fungus.
  • To keep away from ringworm, towels and all bathing items are washed regularly and replaced with new items on a frequent basis.
  • Ringworm can increase if left to get out of control, and be reminded that it is not needed to touch an affected animal or person to become infected.

Last update: 05:07 PM Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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