How to Prevent Ringworm
While ringworm is more common among athletes, it can easily be prevented with these tips.
3 Tips for Preventing Ringworm
The Dos & Don'ts of Preventing Ringworm
- Wear sandals in locker rooms and public showers to avoid picking up the fungus that causes ringworm.
- Wear clean, dry clothes. Breathable materials and loose-fitting clothing will help keep you dry and can prevent chafing.
- Share towels, personal items, or athletic equipment.
- Touch infected pets or animals. Ringworm looks like a patch of discolored or missing fur on animals. If you do touch a pet with ringworm, wash your hands immediately and thoroughly.