Ringworm is a round, reddish skin infection caused by the Tinea fungus. The sores of a Ringworm infection are usually round and slightly raised, giving it the appearance of a “worm” under the skin, hence the name. Ringworm is mildly contagious and transmitted through skin-to-skin contact or contact with infected items such as hairbrushes, clothing, sporting equipment, or bedding. Ringworm on areas of the body with hair such as the scalp can cause hair-loss. Ringworm sores are generally itchy and can affect any part of the body. Ringworm fungus on the soles of the feet is commonly referred to as Athlete’s Foot and Ringworm in the groin area is referred to as Jock Itch.