Patient Comments: Is Ringworm Contagious? - Experience


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Comment from: Jojo, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 30

Within a day after getting a flu shot the ringworm appeared in the exact same location. I can’t find anything similar to my experience.

Comment from: Dc, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

If you have a lot of ringworm lesions, call the doctor that you saw and tell him it’s spreading. Ask for an oral medication. I used tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar topically, and I take garlic oil capsules. Along with the oral meds, mine cleared up in about 10 days. You must clean your home thoroughly in order to get rid of the spores. I think you’re being re-infected from something in your living area. Use a bleach and water solution everywhere you can, wash in hot water or use Borax in the laundry. Good luck.

Comment from: Stuck, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 15

I have been dealing with ringworm for over a month now. At first it was a tiny red dot on my left breast. Now it is several lesions on my torso and neck. It is slowly creeping up to my face. I am depressed. I used Lotrimin AF to no avail. I recently went to a doctor with no insurance and was told they could only give me advice to use Lotrimin Ultra. I bought the cream and applied it all over me. The next day I did the same. Now several more lesions have popped up. I do not know what I am doing wrong. I also shower with Selsun Blue. I scrub my skin so hard till I bleed. I feel like a hideous unloved being. Now it might be spreading to my children. If I go back to the doctor it will cost me for more advice. This has never happened to me before. I have not worn my bra for over a month. I'm embarrassed to leave the house. I thought the doctor would at least prescribe something stronger. I am so tired of this ravaging my body. Maybe I will become one big lesion. I want to know is there light at the end of this terrifying tunnel.


Ringworm is caused by a fungus. See Answer