Ringworm Symptoms

Symptoms of ringworm, especially if persistent and untreated, can be painful, uncomfortable, and unsightly.

Ringworm symptoms vary but here are the most common:

  • Itchy rash on the torso, chest, stomach, arms, or legs
  • Distinctive red, ring-shaped rash
  • Red-colored skin rash
  • Circular sores that are dry, scaly, or moist
  • Rash that has small bumps or blisters along the edges
  • Broken blisters, causing pain and swelling
  • Thick, dry, or scaly skin on the palms of the hands

The infection can affect any part of your body. It is highly contagious and spreads easily—especially if you scratch or pick at the infected area.

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Where Will I See It on My Body?

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Torso

See Example

Circular rashes may have blisters or sores along the edges with a clear spot in the middle.

Arms & Legs

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Rashes may form dry, itchy patches on the body.

Hands

See Example

Thick, dry, scaly skin similar to athlete's foot may appear on the hands.

Who Is at Greater Risk for Getting Ringworm?

Anyone can get a ringworm infection, but some people are at higher risk.

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Athletes who participate in contact sports

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Athletes who participate in contact sports

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Families with pets, or people who work with animals (talk to your doctor for children's treatment options)

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Families with pets, or people who work with animals (talk to your doctor for children's treatment options)

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People who live in warm, humid climates

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People who live in warm, humid climates

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People with impaired immune systems

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People with impaired immune systems

Ringworm Treatment Options

Lamisil Athletes Foot Cream Package

Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Cream

Full prescription strength. Proven to cure most ringworm with 1-week of treatment.*

*When used as directed.

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Lamisil Athletes Foot Spray

Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Spray

The only 1-week (twice-a-day) athlete's foot spray. Liquid spray for easy, no-touch application.

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Lamisil Athletes Foot Defense Spray Powder

Use as directed.

LamisilAF Defense® Spray Powder

Relieves symptoms while absorbing wetness.

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