Ringworm of the Scalp or Beard
What Increases Your Risk
Things that increase a person's risk for ringworm include:
- Being Reference susceptible Opens New Window to fungal infection or having had a previous fungal infection on the scalp, beard, or other areas.
- Having contact with people or animals with ringworm infections or with those who carry the ringworm fungus but do not have symptoms.
- Having an Reference impaired immune system Opens New Window (due to diseases, such as diabetes or cancer).
- Living in a warm, damp climate.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 21, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology