“Cherlene, you ain’t wearing a top! What are you doing?”
“Ohh Girl, I got Ringworm so bad, it looks like I’m wearing a Leopard Print shirt.”
“You don’t think so?”
“Cherlene . . . put some clothes on.”
Is that little, red, ring-looking rash on your wrist driving you crazy? Is the one on your head causing your hair to fall out? If so, then you may need to find out if you have Ringworm. The only thing is, can you tell just by looking at it, if it really is Ringworm. You’ve looked at lots of Ringworm pictures, but you want to be sure. Well in this article we’ll talk about how you can be sure.
Ringworm Pictures: General Information
Ringworm is a Parasitic Fungal Infection that grows on the outer skin layer and hair of its host.
- It’s not a worm.
- Its scientific name is Dermatophytosis.
- It’s caused by a family of fungi known as Tinea.
- There are multiple types of Tinea each causing Ringworm (based on where it’s located on the body.)
- It feeds on the Keratin protein of its host.
It is a nasty infection in the sense that it can drive you crazy with its itching and burning. It takes a while to get rid of, and if not treated properly, it can (rarely) become serious. That’s when you get Ringworm pictures taken of you. It has several famous forms:
- Jock Itch (Tinea cruris)
- Athlete’s Foot (Tinea pedis)
- Its namesake Red-ringed Infection
These infamous infections are types of Tinea, and if you’ve had any of them, you know just how maddening these conditions can be. Talk about an itch you can’t scratch! If you have an infection you’re wondering about, look at some of these Ringworm pictures and see if it looks like yours.
Ringworm Pictures: Cause
So how do you get Ringworm? The answer is contact. When you come into an active infection the Tinea infects the area it lands on and then starts to grow. If it manages to get a foot hold on your skin or hair, then you develop the tell-tale sign of the red ring. The Tinea fungus likes warm, moist places such as:
- Bathroom floors
- The dank and dirty locker room is a particular a favorite
- Swimming pools
- Various kinds of equipment used by people and animals (amusement parks, arena seats, etc.)
- Folds of a host organism’s skin (be it human or other animal)
It is highly contagious and I’ve seen it run rampant through a classroom full of students. It’s important to avoid contact with anyone or anything you suspect, or know has symptoms. Don’t share with others if you’ve seen evidence of the fungus.
- Combs and Brushes
- Sports Equipment
- Personal Care Items
- Any Object Used by Someone with Symptoms
These are some of the objects you may want to avoid sharing; otherwise you’ll end up in Ringworm pictures.
Ringworm Pictures: Symptoms
In looking at Ringworm pictures it’s easy to see why it’s called “ring” worm. It is not however, the only shape and form that this scourge comes in. The signs and symptoms of Ringworm are numerous, and you can have one or all in combination.
- Red Rash
- Ring Shaped Infection (raised edge gives it the unique shape)
- Scaly Patches and Dry Skin
- Possible Blisters and Oozing
- Dry Discolored Nails (possibly crumbling off)
- On the Hand – dry, thick, scaly skin; with red, wet open sores between the fingers
Granted, most Ringworm pictures accurately portray the infection in its classic color and shape of a red ring, but just know that it can take any of these forms.
Ringworm Pictures: Treatments
There is definitely one basic treatment that most people successfully employ and that’s Over the Counter (OTC) antifungal cream.
These two staple antifungal medications are used more than any other under various brand names. It requires a disciplined regimen of application on a daily basis for 10-14 days. That usually includes up to 7 days after your symptoms are gone. The Ringworm can live on and be contagious even after all signs disappear.
The next level of treatment is prescription medication, often just a stronger dose of the above meds. The important thing is to use each medicine as prescribed or directed. If you miss a day that gives your infection time to grow and if you’re not careful, you’ll be taking Ringworm pictures again.
There are things you can do to insure that it stays gone:
- Keep your skin clean and dry
- Wear loose-fitting, cotton clothes as to avoid irritation
- Wash all linens and clothing daily to avoid recurrence
Can I Tell if I have Ringworm from Looking at Ringworm Pictures?
The answer to that question is probably yes. Just remember that Ringworm pictures are no way to diagnose an infection for sure. If you exhibit other symptoms, or they worsen and won’t go away, seek medical help. However, it won’t hurt to try some OTC antifungal powder or cream if you have one of those things in the Ringworm pictures.
Which is NOT a symptom of Ringworm?
c. Ring-shaped Rash
True or False: Ringworm is caused by Candida albicans.
Which should you do to help prevent the recurrence of infection?
a. Wash linen and clothes daily
b. Share toothbrush with someone
c. Refrain from urinating for 5 days
d. Visit a Witch Doctor
Answers at the bottom of the page!
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• Avoidance of normal life activities
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What are you waiting for, stop the itching!
Answers 1) d, 2) a, 3) a
March 16, 2013 at 3:24 pm
One memorable summer, I contracted ringworm from a new public gym and pool I tried out. Talk about embarrassing. There is no way of hiding the fact that something is very wrong with your skin when you have ringworm. Never knew athlete’s foot was the same thing. Interesting post.
March 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm
Yeah Kale, Athlete’s Foot is the most common Ringworm. Definitely need to be careful around public facilities such as pools and showers. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
March 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm
Ringworm was something I had to deal with twice as a child, and something I thought was no longer an issue. Well, now it appears my daughter may have it. At least now there are sources for excellent information like this article to find treatments. Back in my day it was old wives’ home remedies that smelt like voodoo concoctions.
March 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm
Yeah, the “voodoo concoctions” only work occasionally for limited individuals. Thanks goodness we have so many more resources available now. Thanks for you input.