In this article I will be writing about ringworm treatment for kids and how to successfully minimize your symptoms. This is a very common problem which can occur in both adults, children and family pets, it is also highly contagious and it is said that 20% of the population will get ringworm. This condition is not causes by any worm but a type of fungi that can be found on your hair, skin and nails.
The fungi feeds on the keratin on your skin and hair and can spread more during summer rather than winter. The first symptom you may experience are itching, if possible try not to let your child scratch the area as this can spread the infection. If you notice a rash that that is ring shaped and red around the edges than this is a sign that you could have a ringworm infection.
You can also get this infection on your feet which causes a lot of itching and is known as Athlete’s foot and it can also spread to your nails causing them to become very dry and in some cases your toenail can fall off. If you find that you child is scratching a lot cover the area with a bandage to help stop the spread of infection, you can also wash the rash with a anti fungal soap which can also help further itching. Continue reading