TR3 vs RingWorm

Ringworm is a fungal infection that causes a ring-shaped infection on
the skin. Conditions like eczema and psoriasis can sometimes resemble
ringworm, but there are key differences in appearance and treatment.

“Ringworm” is actually a misnomer since it’s a fungus and not a worm that causes the infection. The lesion caused by this infection resembles a worm in the shape of a ring, which is why it got its name.

Ringworm is usually specifically used to describe tinea corporis (ringworm of the body) or tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp). It’s sometimes used to describe tinea infection in other locations, such as tinea cruris (ringworm of the groin).

Ringworm fungi are very contagious and can spread to humans

Ringworm could go away on its own, but it’s likely to take longer than with treatment and is more likely with milder cases.

Anyone can get ringworm, but you may be more at risk if you:

  • live in a warm, humid environment or climate
  • participate in contact sports, like wrestling or football
  • use public showers or locker rooms
  • come in close contact with animals
  • wear tight shoes or clothes that chafe your skin
  • have diabetes
  • have obesity or are overweight
  • sweat excessively
  • have a weakened immune system
  • go barefoot in public showers or pools

Ringworm initially appears as discolored, often scaly patches on affected areas. These patches typically appear red on lighter skin or brown-gray on darker skin.

Symptoms vary depending on where the infection occurs. With a skin infection, you may experience the following:

  • itchiness
  • itchy or scaly patches that are red, brown, or gray, or raised areas of skin called plaques
  • a round, flat patch of itchy skin
  • patches that develop blisters or pustules
  • patches that resemble a ring with deeper color on the outside
  • patches with edges that are defined and raised
  • overlapping rings
  • hair loss

The application of TR3 to area’s affected by Ringworm can not only eliminate the Fungal Infection, it has also been found to reduce and eliminate swelling and tenderness, all while promoting skin healing.

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