Contrary to its name
this is not a worm but a type of fungus. It is often an intensely
itchy condition characterised by patches of greyish-white scale
surrounded by a red ring-shaped area which is the distinctive
feature of ringworm. The 'ash-like' scale is due to the destruction
of the hair shafts by the fungus but quite often though there
is no hair loss at all:
- Diagnosis is made by microscopic
- The treatment for this condition
are anti-fungal creams and prescription medications
can diagnose this condition but you will need to see your
family doctor for treatment.
Don't sleep with your cat! Pets can spread ringworm especially if snuggled up next to your skin.