How to Prevent Ringworm

Prevention is your first line of defense against ringworm. Take a look below at some of the best things you can start doing to prevent ringworm from developing.

Wash your hands properly and regularly
Don’t share personal items like clothes, sports equipment, hats, towels, socks, shoes, sheets, brushes, combs and etc
Wear clothes that don’t fit you too tightly
Change your underwear and socks regularly
Wear slippers or some type of footwear when walking through a locker room, public restrooms, public showers, or around the pool area
If you notice patches of missing hair from your pet or any other sign of a fungal infection take him or her to the vet as soon as possible and try to avoid contact
Always try to keep your skin clean by showering regularly and dry yourself off completely once you get done taking showers or baths.
Make sure your barber or hair stylist is using sterilized equipment before using them on you
Kill any of the dermatophytes pores that may left behind on surfaces by washing it off with some bleach and warm water, which will safely disenfect the surface