Ringworm or Tinea is a fungal infection that can appear anywhere on the body but is often found on the damp areas of the body. It is a very stubborn problem to deal with and as such is not easily “cured” but is only managed. Once it seems to have been taken care of then it may reappear weeks or months later.
It can be transmitted to other persons and from pets through close contact but it isn’t especially “contagious”.
Tinea is often very itchy and has a number of popular names depending on the location such as “crotch rot”,, “jock itch” and “athletes foot”,