Ringworm isn't caused by worms. The skin infection, also known as tinea, is caused by fungi called dermatophytes. Fungi are microscopic organisms that can live off the dead tissues of your skin, hair and nails  much like a mushroom can grow on the bark of a tree.
Causes- Ringworm is caused by a fungus that grows on the skin. Once the fungus is established, it spreads out in rings. The centre of the ring may clear up, while a new ring of infection develops at the edge of the old ring.
Children  are most likely to get ringworm. Ringworm of the scalp can spread from child to child when children share hats, combs, or brushes. Ringworm of the body can be spread on towels, clothing, or sports equipment. Personal hygiene is important in preventing the spread of ringworm. Dogs and cats can also be infected with ringworm, and they can pass it to people through direct contact
Symptoms- Ringworm of the scalp--:Dry, brittle hair or hair loss  in patches, Severe itching, Red-ringed patch of small blisters  or scaly skin
Ringworm of the body:--Red-ringed patch of small blisters or scaly skin, Severe itching is sometimes present
Consult your practice nurse or doctor if you have a red-ringed skin infection, severe itching of the skin or scalp, a scaly rash or hair loss
BACILLINUM 200-  Head remedy for ring worm . Start treatment with this remedy. No other medicine for 24 hours
SULPHUR 20O- With disorder of stomach and acidity. Retching and loss of appetite . Restleeness at night . Cold feet and hot head
SEPIA 200- It should be tried if Sulphur fails. Ringworm on moustaches. Itching not relieved by scratching. Worse in open air and cold weather. Eruptions every spring
TELLURIUM 30- Ringworm on face. Offensive , garlic like odour of body and sweat. Ring worm with otorrhea
CHRYSAROBINUM 3X- Vesicular ringworm. Foul smelling discharge and crust formation . Violent itchingThighs , legs and ears are mostly affected.Scaly eruptions around the eyes and ears with pus underneath
APIS MEL. 1000- Ringworm with itching and burning. Better by cold applications
CALCAREA CARB 30- Ringworm in plethoric persons. Pale and lymphatic. Cold moist hands and feet
ARSENICUM ALB 30- Ring worm on scalp.Hair falls in patches. General debility and restlessness. Skin dry and rough. Thirst for small quantities of water at short intervals
KALI SULPH. 6X- Rinworm on scalp or beard with abundant scales
RADIUM BROMIDE 30- It is better in open air and worse` in bed and undressing
RHUS TOXICODENDRON 30- Ring worm lesions oozes an offensive moisture with violent itching. Ring worm on scalp in children extending to face, neck and eyes
PSORINUM 200- Intercurrent remedy. Intense itching , scratches till it bleeds which give relief.
Offensive smell from the affected part
ARS SULP FLAVATUM 6- With whitish patches
NATRUM MUR 200-Black in color, intense itching
SYPHILINUM 1000- Symmetrical, with great neatness

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