|Written by Roseanne Pratt|
Ringworm is highly contagious and can spread from human to human and animal to human. Ringworm can infect the groin area, feet and scalp. Proper hygiene will help ringworm from infecting you and your loved ones.
1. Always remind childrent to never share combs, hairbrushes, barrets, hair bows, ribbons or hats.
2. Avoid any contact with people or pets who have ringworm. A sign of infection includes hair loss flakes of the skin on the fur, excessive itching and patchiness.
3. Always wash your hands after checking a childs scalp or touching an animal. Try using talcom powder or foot powder on the groin area and feet to keep skin cool and dry. Make sure to see your family physician if any lesions develop.