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Tinea capitis

Ringworm is a common and highly infectious skin infection that causes a ring-like red rash on the skin. The condition is medically known as "tinea".
Symptoms of ringworm
Ringworm often looks like a round, red or silvery patch of skin that may be scaly and itchy.
Causes of ringworm
Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus. Fungi are plant-like organisms that feed on living tissue, including human skin.
Diagnosing ringworm
Ringworm is usually easy to diagnose from its appearance and location.
Treating ringworm
Ringworm is easily treated using antifungal creams, tablets and shampoo.
Preventing ringworm spreading
If you or someone in your family has ringworm, follow the advice below to prevent the infection spreading.