Ringworm is a common skin infection seen in walk-in clinics, and it is caused by a type of fungus, not a worm. Also known as tinea, ringworm usually affects the skin of the body, scalp, groin, or foot. Individuals who sweat a lot or who have cuts or other minor injuries to their skin, nails, or scalp are at a greater risk of ringworm.
This fungal infection often manifests as a ring-shaped rash that may have red or normal-looking skin at the center. Ringworm usually produces red patches of skin that are scaly, itchy, and red. These patches may also blister and ooze fluid. Ringworm typically has a clearly defined edge that is redder on the outside and forms a circular shape.
Do you believe that you have this type of fungal infection? If so, then stop by Paramount Urgent Care, where we offer medical care in Orlando, Oviedo, Clermont, and Lady Lake. For information about our walk-in clinic services or locations, please give us a call at 352-674-9218.