Ringworm, also known as dermatophytosis, is a common fungal infection that affects the skin, scalp, or nails. Despite its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm but by various types of fungi. It is generally spread from person to person through physical contact. The “ring” in ringworm is a raised patch of circular skin – the ring – that is usually red and scaly and may itch. Inside the ring, the skin may appear to be healthy, or it could contain patches of small, red bumps. Several rings may appear at one time and the circular borders may intersect.

At the California Dermatology Institute, our dermatology providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ringworm. We understand the discomfort and embarrassment this condition can cause, and we are committed to providing effective solutions to help you achieve clear, healthy skin.

Treatment for ringworm may include antifungal medications, either topical or oral, depending on the severity and location of the infection. Our dermatology providers will assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to effectively eliminate the infection and prevent its spread.

In addition to treatment, our team will provide guidance on preventive measures to minimize the risk of reinfection and promote overall skin health.

If you suspect you have ringworm or are experiencing symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at the California Dermatology Institute. Our experienced dermatology providers will provide a thorough evaluation, accurate diagnosis, and develop a tailored treatment plan to help you find relief.

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