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I need some ringworm info - with ringworm should you go swimming in a pool; will that make it worst or better?

Ringworm information to help you learn more facts about ringworm such as treatment of ringworm, whether ringworm is contagious or not and can ringworm spread? Ringworm is an infection caused by a fungus. It appears on your body in the form of a raised ring of flesh. The raised ring is not only red, but also looks scaly. The little piece of flesh inside this ring is usually clear. The ringworm infection causes intense itching. When you give in to the urge to itch you are responsible for transferring the infection to other, healthier parts of your body. The ring worm infection is usually observed on various parts of the body, with the arms and legs being the common areas for a manifestation of the rings. However, some people find that they have the rings in their hair. This can not only affect the general health of the hair, but can also cause hair to fall out, leaving bald patches of scalp visible. A ringworm infection can easily spread to healthy people. When you touch a healthy person with hands that you have used to scratch the infection, you pass on the infection unknowingly. Sharing clothes and other items can also cause the infection to spread very quickly.

With an infection that can spread with such ease, it is not advisable to take a chance. If you go swimming, you will be exposing the infection to water. This could have an adverse effect on the recovery time of the infection. It is therefore advisable to stay out of the water. The other and more important reason for not swimming with a ringworm infection is the fact that you are likely to pass on the infection to the other people in the pool. This is not very fair and it is not right that you swim in the pool, spreading the infection to other, innocent people in the process. It makes sense for you to wait a little longer. Use a paste of mustard seeds on your infection. This will help the infection clear away. Once this is down, you can go swimming without any danger to yourself and others. The prolonged immersion in water could also have an adverse effect on your infection and you may find that the swim has aggravated the itching, rather than reducing it. You should remember that a swimming pool is a place where people from various backgrounds come to swim.  Swimming in the same pool as people who are unaware of your medical condition is not very fair. It will expose the other, innocent people to the danger of a ringworm infection.