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About bf's skin, possibly tmi

My boyfriend was recently told by his doctor he has Ringworms. He's got one huge round dry spot on his chest and smaller red spots all over his body and it's very itchy for him. He told me that his doctor says that Ringworms aren't contageous, but everything I've seen online such as WebMD says that ringworms ARE contageous. Should I be worried about catching it while being pregnant? Should I speak to my obgyn about it? I'm 23 weeks along now and a little concerned for me, but also worried about my bf.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:33 AM on Aug. 14, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (9)
  • ive heard their contagious and i would deffinately talk to my OB asap
    Dom123123

    Answer by Dom123123 at 12:34 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • i would probably stay away from that while your pregnant but i dont know that for sure
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 12:35 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Most medications used to treat ringworm say that you should not take them if you are pregnant or wish to become pregnant. While ringworm is not dangerous to you or your baby you should probably have a word with your OB about what you CAN have to treat it. Avoid coming into contact with any creams your BF may use to treat his ringworm.
    NDFanatik

    Answer by NDFanatik at 12:39 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • im pretty sure they are contagious
    EheartsZ07

    Answer by EheartsZ07 at 12:40 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Oh and yes, they are contagious. Just not harmful.
    NDFanatik

    Answer by NDFanatik at 12:43 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • It's not contagious once treatment is started. I would just avoid bodily contact with him until he does the treatment, and don't share towels, blankets, etc.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • They spread by contact.. once treatment starts it's not though
    alinker

    Answer by alinker at 1:10 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • yes they are contagious.. when i was in school they had to wash the wrestling mats down with bleach water to make sure ringworms where not spread...
    but im pretty sure its like strep... once its being treated its no longer contagious
    mrsdemchuck

    Answer by mrsdemchuck at 3:28 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • They are contagious. I taught a kindergarten class and got it from one of my students. I would ask your doctor. I think once he starts treating it you are fine.
    moviemom22

    Answer by moviemom22 at 10:42 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

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