Can You Tell Me the Causes of Skin Ringworm?

Q:
Can you tell me the causes of skin ringworm?

A:
Skin ringworm is a kind of infection of the skin caused by fungi. It will lead to red, itchy, scaly, circular rash even hair loss. Besides, ringworm is most common among children between ages 3 and 7, but it can affect adults, too.

The common causes of skin ringworm include:

  • Sharing personal items such as hats, clothing, towels, and combs with others.
  • Exposure to other people who are suffering from ringworm.
  • Exposure to pets. (rare)
  • Using public exercise machines.
  • Wearing rented bowling shoes, ski boots, skates or roller skates.
  • Environmental factors including personal hygiene, living habits.

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