I have ringworm.
I am trying to determine the source of the outbreak to prevent passing it on to family members.
I have an inside cat and a dog that goes outside for walks. Neither animal seems to be infected.
Where else should I look?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on Jul. 1, 2012 in Health
Answer by kjrn79 at 4:17 PM on Jul. 1, 2012
Ringworm is transmitted through direct skin to skin contact. When someone with ringworm touches or scratches the rash, the fungus sticks to the fingers or gets under the fingernails. The fungus is then spread when that person touches someone else. This fungus that can survive for long periods of time on dark, damp surfaces. You can catch if from brushes, towels and other items that have been used or touched by an infected person. Wash everything you can in hot water or wipe down infected with an anti-microbial like Cavicide...
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