Scars are not typical of ringworm, notes the Washington Post. The infection sometimes leaves a pink spot that takes several weeks to disappear. If the blemish does not fade, a physician must be consulted to determine if it is ringworm or another cause, explains National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlusContinue Reading
A ringworm infection is caused by a fungus, states MedlinePlus. Symptoms include a ring-shaped red patch of skin, or itchy red skin, that sometimes blisters and oozes liquid. The edges of the blotches are typically well-defined.
Ringworm is very contagious, warns MedlinePlus. It passes from person to person through touch. In addition, a person is able to contract ringworm by coming into contact with contaminated items, such as clothing and contaminated shower or pool surfaces, notes MedlinePlus. Household pets, particularly cats, spread ringworm.Learn more about Skin Conditions