The main symptom of ringworm is a rash that is red, silver or darker than the surrounding skin.
The rash is often scaly, dry, swollen or itchy and it can appear anywhere on the body including the scalp and groin.
Some people are at higher risk of ringworm, and luckily you can change some of these things.
For example, if you share clothing, bedding or towels with someone who has a fungal infection or wears tight or restrictive clothing, you’re more likely to get ringworm.
People who have a weak immune system, live in a warm climate, or participate in sports that feature skin-to-skin contact are also at higher risk of ringworm.