ringworm on the skin

This may not be the exact look of your condition. Please confirm your diagnosis with your dermatologist.

What is it?

Ringworm is a contagious circular, red rash whose interior may appear healthy or contain small patches of red, bumpy skin, and often has a scaly edge. Ringworm is caused by a fungal infection, not an actual worm, and is generally spread from person to person through physical contact.


Typically a raised patch of circular skin – the ring – that is usually red and scaly and may itch. Inside the ring, the skin may appear to be healthy, or it could contain patches of small, red bumps. Several rings may appear at one time and the circular borders may intersect.

Could this be what you have?

It might be if:

You have come into physical contact with someone who has ringworm
You have come into physical contact with an animal that has ringworm
You have come into physical contact with an object infected by someone who has ringworm, such as a towel
Tight-fitting clothing may also increase the likelihood of developing ringworm.

Treatment Options @ Pinnacle

Most cases of ringworm are treated with antifungal creams. In more severe cases, oral antifungal medication may be necessary.