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How can I prevent ringworm?

How can I prevent ringworm?

Views: 14 | Updated On: | By Dr. Rachana Jangir

Keep skin clean and dry.

Clip fingernails and toenails short and keep them clean.

Change your socks and underwear at least once a day.

Wear shoes that allow air to circulate freely around feet.

Don’t walk barefoot in areas like public showers.

Don’t share clothing, towels, sheets, or other personal items with someone who has ringworm.

Wash your hands with soap and running water after playing with pets. If you suspect that your pet has ringworm, take it to see a veterinarian. If your pet has ringworm, follow the steps below to prevent spreading the infection.

If you’re an athlete involved in close contact sports, shower immediately after your practice session or match, and keep all of your sports gear and uniform clean. Don’t share sports gear (helmet, etc.) with other players.

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