General Information About Ringworm

By: Patnaree Sukgrarongka

Copyright (c) 2008 Patnaree Sukgrarongka

Ringworm sometimes makes many people confused with its name because it refers to the fungal disease, not a "worm". This disease is often called "Tinea Corporis" which is a transferable skin disease that caused by molds such as fungus, also known as Dermatophytes. This fungus generally thrives on the dead tissues which exist on the surface of the skin. It develops itself into spherical shape and spread very rapidly. It typically occurs on the feet, toenails, fingers, scalp and all other parts of human skin.

The most common causes of ringworm in human is when the a person having direct contact with infected patient or sharing clothing or other accessories of the patient such as towel and comb. This disease can also be transmitted by infected animals or pets. Particularly for children who usually stay closely with pets, so they have more opportunity to be infected by ringworm disease.

In general, ringworm grows in moistly environment, especially in the condition like when people wearing socks or caps for long period. This condition enables fungus to grow and spread rapidly and this cause ringworm on scalp, thighs, toes and feet. Ringworm is also inherited by pets, specifically dogs. Your pets normally get the disease from surroundings stuff or creatures such as rodent burrows, kennels or may be from some other animals that are already infected. We found that there are morn than 35 ringworm species that could happen to pets.

One of the most common skin diseases in dogs is the "Mircosporum Canis" that accounts for most cases of ringworm disease. This ringworm symptom normally found on dog's skin, and commonly, it will rapidly develop the spherical patch on the area that has the hair loss. Patch may become inflamed as well as having dandruff or small skin flakes on it. The areas where these patches can take place are paws, tails, ear tips and face. Pets frequently get the disease by expose themselves and touch with rodent burrows or contaminated soil. As a result, these animals spread the disease to other animals and human who stay close to them.

There are several ways to decide whether you are having ringworm; the first one is, if you are having ring-shape red rashes on the skin, then there is possibility that you are getting infected by ringworm. Ringworm disease can also make your hair break down (for scalp ringworm) or turn your nails discolored, thick and hard (ringworm on nails or toenails). Also, ring worm on feet is other variation of the ringworm that causes severe itching amidst your toes.

There are several methods available to treat ringworm disease and one finest approach is to make use of anti-fungal ointment. You can easily look for this ointment product in the market, especially in drugstores to help in eliminating fungus from the skin.

You can also use some natural treatments to cure ringworm, which including:

* Tea-tree oil which is the most popular option of natural healing the ailments of ringworm.

* Vinegar is another suitable approach to treat the ringworm disease since it will eliminate the infection presents on your skin.

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