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Z-Ringworm

Wrestlers, swimmers and other athletes are prone to this rash, caused by a very contagious fungus called tinea. It causes a ring-shaped, itchy rash, and improves with an anti-fungal medication.

How are people exposed to ringworm?

  • Individuals with active infection, athletes, household members, and/or intimate contacts
  • Pets with the fungal spores on their fur or skin
  • Autoinoculation – spread from one part of the body to another

Features of ringworm:

  • Raised, round patch on the skin
  • Borders are raised and darker in color
  • Center is typically more pale with some scaling
  • May have multiple rashes close together or spread out

What should I expect?

  • Our online assessment will help determine if you are a good candidate for treatment
  • The recommended treatment is for an anti-fungal medication applied to the skin for 2 weeks
  • Be patient, your rash may take several weeks to show improvement, as the infected skin heals slowly
  • Just answer a few questions to get started with your online visit

What happens next?

  • Create an MDAnywhere account. Required on your first visit only and can be completed at any time, even in advance
  • Complete your online visit by answering a few medical interview questions and providing your medical history
  • Once these two steps are complete, a physician will review your entire visit and treatment request
  • Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your request
  • You will be notified if there is any additional information needed
  • Any necessary prescriptions will be sent to your pharmacy
  • If, at any point, online treatment is not recommended, you will not be charged
  • Rest assured, your private information will be protected, stored securely, and kept confidential

The information displayed on this page is for informational purposes only and is not medical opinion or advice.