Ringworm (also known as Tinea corporis) is a common skin infection caused by a fungus
(specifically (and typically) dermatophytes). It is acquired by direct skin contact from an infected person or animal (typically, a cat or dog). Patients usually present with an itchy, round, red scaly patch that spreads outward. The inner part of the rash can start to clear and a raised border will remain. Ultimately it looks ring-shaped which is why it is often referred to as “ringworm.”
It can be diagnosed by a special preparation and evaluated under a microscope. However, most trained physicians can diagnose it simply by physical examination. At Island Urgent Care, our physicians are board-certified, highly-trained providers who can diagnose not only ringworm but wide variety of skin diseases.
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If you have any concerns with skin rashes or infections walk in and get seen at Island Urgent Care. We see a wide variety of skin diseases and are willing to answer any questions you may have.
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