Ringworm infections are not dangerous or threatening but can be very irritating if not dealt with swiftly. If you are able to identify the infection in the early stages, you can start applying a topical cure for ringworm and it will more than likely dissipate within 1-2 weeks. Although some infections can last longer, you can minimize the severity of the infection if you are able to identify the issue as soon as possible.
Standard ringworm of the skin infections are actually quite easy to identify. The trick is to identify is as soon as possible though so the treatment period is shorter and the infection doesn’t get infected or advanced. Nearly every case of ringworm of the skin will start with a “hot-spot” or itchy sensation where the skin has been infected. Many sufferers will often scratch the spot repeatedly just thinking it’s and itch which only exacerbates the condition. So when you feel a repeatedly itchy sensation on one specific aspect of your skin, study it and see if it starts to get red and then if the redness takes on a circular look. All cases of ringworm of the skin turn into a red and slightly raised circle on the skin so if you detect a circular pattern, you know what you’re dealing with.