The ringworm symptoms vary depending on the area of infection. On the scalp it starts out as a small pimple that becomes larger, often leaving bald patches. On the body, the red round areas feel itchy. On the foot it can cause dry, cracking and scaly skin, which is sometimes referred to as athlete’s foot.
You can get ringworm from touching a person who has a fungal infection. You can also get it from animals that have ringworm, as well as from the floors of public showers, locker rooms and damp surfaces. This is the most eay of contracting ringworm.
Ringworm could happen to adults and children alike. Ringworm of the scalp is common with young children. Athletes are more susceptible to ringworm of the body and feet.