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Symptoms of Ringworm
When ringworm appears on the skin, it makes circular, reddish patches with raised borders. Eventually, the patches grow larger, and the centers of the patches turn clear, giving a ring-like appearance.
Symptoms of ringworm on other parts of the body vary, for example:
tinea capitis-begins with small bumps on the head that grow larger and form a circular pattern
- Hair may become brittle and break, forming scaly, hairless patches.
tinea manus-affects the palms and spaces between the fingers
- Feet, Athlete's Foot or athlete's foot-may cause scaling between the toes, or thickening and scaling on the heels or soles
tinea unguium-causes fingernails and toenails to become yellow, thick, and crumbly
- Groin, Jock Itch or jock itch-causes a chafed, reddish, itchy, sometimes painful rash in the groin
tinea corporis-produces flat, scaly, round spots on the skin
tinea faciei-produces red, scaly patches on the face
Ringworm symptoms on the body usually appear 4-10 days after exposure. Scalp symptoms will appear in 10-14 days.