How does it occur?
The fungi that cause ringworm can enter the body through a scratch or a cut or if you have broken skin. Animals can have ringworm and can pass it on to humans if they come into contact, and humans can also pass it to each other through contact.
What are the symptoms
The appearance of ringworm is often a round, red or silvery patch of skin which may be scaly and itchy. The ring spreads outwards as it progresses and the centre may heal and go back to a normal colour. There may be several patches and the skin may become raised and blistered.
How to treat ringworm
Antifungal creams are usually effective in treating ringworm on the body. Canesten Cream contains a powerful antifungal agent which inhibits the growth of the fungus, allowing the skin to heal and return to its normal state.