Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a type of fungus called a “dermatophyte.” The common name “ringworm” comes from the look of the infected skin. There is often a pink, scaling area of skin with a clear center and a well-defined edge, giving the appearance of a ring. In order to find the proper cure for ringworm, one needs to have a little bit of background about the opponent.
Dermatophytes like to grow in warm, moist areas. “Athlete’s foot,” for example, is a fungal infection that occurs around and between the toes. “Jock itch” is a fungal infection of the upper, inner thighs and the groin. Fungal infections can occur anywhere on skin, including the scalp, fingernails and toenails.