Although most ringworm infections are commonly found in areas of the body where the skin is fairly flat and open to exposure, ringworm can affect any portion of the human skin. Being that ringworm is caused by a fungus, and fungi are very resilient and hardy little organisms, any portion of skin that comes into contact with these fungal agents is at risk. Applying a ringworm treatment the moment you suspect an infection will not only minimize the chances of the infection getting worse but also of you spreading it to others.
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The two are somewhat similar but have one major difference. Both infection types are fungal and at their root are fungi, not the bacteria or viruses that cause other infections. Ringworm is part of a larger group of fungal agents call dermatophytes. Generally speaking, a dermatophyte is simply a type of fungi that can cause skin, hair, or nail infections. Whereas candida is a yeast which has fungi that can cause infections on many areas of the body.