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Is ringworm contagious?

Is ringworm contagious?

Yes. Ringworm can be passed by skin-to-skin contact or by contact with fomites. Fomites are inanimate objects such as hair brushes and towels that harbor organisms and can transmit a condition to a person. Many people wear flip flops in gyms and public showers to avoid contracting a fungus. Wearing flip flops also helps to prevent transmission of wart viruses.

Dr. Lowell Goldsmith and Dr. Jeff Bernhard contributed their expertise on behalf of Logical Images for the above information.

 

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