All Children's Hospital Logo

Health Information Library

Parents > First Aid & Safety > Printable Safety Guides > First Aid: Ringworm
First Aid: Ringworm

First AidRingworm is a common fungal infection of the skin seen most often on the scalp, body, feet ("athlete's foot"), or groin ("jock itch"). Ringworm actually isn't a worm at all — its name comes from how it looks, like a red ring or group of rings with clear centers.

Signs and Symptoms

On the skin:

On the scalp:

What to Do

Think Prevention!

Prevent ringworm by encouraging your kids to:

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014

Related Articles
P    A to Z: Ringworm (Dermatophytosis)
P    A to Z: Tinea Capitis
P    A to Z: Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch)
K    Athlete's Foot
T    Athlete's Foot
K    Fungal Infections
T    Jock Itch
T    Ringworm
P    Skin, Hair, and Nails
T    Skin, Hair, and Nails
P    Tinea (Ringworm, Jock Itch, Athlete's Foot)
T    Vitiligo
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
© 1995-2014 KidsHealth® All rights reserved. Images provided by iStock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Science Photo Library, Science Source Images, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com

Additional Info

Pocket Doc Mobile App
Maps and Locations (Mobile)
Programs & Services
Employment
For Health Professionals
For Patients & Families
Contact Us
Find a Doctor
News
CME

All Children's Hospital
501 6th Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 898-7451
(800) 456-4543

Use Normal Template
© 2014 All Children's Hospital - All Rights Reserved