Contrary to what its name suggests, ringworm is not, in fact, a worm; it is a fungal condition. This condition is noticeable because of a red, scaly patch on the skin or a bald patch on the scalp. Cats, dogs, and domesticated farm animals can all transmit ringworm. Transmission can take place via direct contact with the animal, but it can also be transmitted through contact with the animal's toys or bedding. In most cases, ringworm can be easily treated with an ointment available through prescription.
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