I had ringworms as a child that came out of my clitoris. I think it might have resurfaced. Have you ever heard of this?

Ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect any part of the body. The infection is also called Tinea and is characterized by a red ring that appears on the affected part of the skin. Ringworm is highly contagious and can spread easily from one person to another through skin contact or contact with personal, contaminated articles. Ringworm is generally caused by a fungal organism that thrives in areas that are constantly moist, areas of the skin that are bruised and in the bodies of a few pet animals. Ringworm can be cared for at home with the help of a few preventive measures and home remedies. If your symptoms are severe, you may require oral antibiotics to clear the infection. Most mild cases of ringworm, however, can be treated with the help of simple home remedies and health precautions. Ensure that you exercise great care while using public places like common bathrooms, gym lockers and theater seats. These places are very prone to spreading contagious infections like ringworm. Avoid sharing personal articles like combs, towels and clothes as this could easily lead to a ringworm infection. In addition, ringworm thrives in those areas of the body that are constantly wet or moist. You should thus ensure that you wear loose and comfortable clothing to avoid a ringworm infection. Loose, cotton clothing will help prevent moisture retention and effectively prevent ringworm infection. Synthetic clothing tends to trap moisture and sweat, thereby leading to ringworm and other skin infections.

Avoid wearing tight pants or jeans if you are suffering from clitoral ringworm. Wear a skirt or loose fitting trousers to keep the area well ventilated and to help treat ringworm. In addition to these precautionary measures, you can try several home remedies to help treat ringworm effectively. You can use any of several anti fungal creams to help treat ringworm effectively. Ensure that you apply the cream on the affected area and the area immediately surrounding it to help treat the infection completely. While a daily bath cannot wash away the ringworm, it can help check its spread to other parts of the body and can provide relief from the severe itching that is characteristic of ringworm. Dry those areas of your body that are bound to remain wet and moist after a bath. These areas are breeding grounds for ringworm and you can pat them dry or dust them with absorbent powder to help prevent the growth of ringworm.

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