Ringworm (Tinea)

What is ringworm?

 

It is a common fungus infection of the skin, scalp, nails, and feet. Symptoms include:

 

 

How does ringworm spread?

 

It spreads by:

 

 

When is ringworm contagious?

 

 

How do I know if my child has ringworm?

 

If you see the symptoms, see your doctor. Ringworm is diagnosed by the symptoms, exam with a special light, cultures, microscopic exam of skin/scalp scrapings.

 

What should I do if my child has ringworm?

 

Treatment: Follow the treatment prescribed by your doctor:

 

 

Should my child stay home?

 

The child can return to school after treatment is started. Notify your Head Start program.

 

To limit the spread:

 

 

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