How to Tell if You Have Ringworm

You probably have ringworm if you notice a ring shaped rash anywhere on your body. Doctors diagnose ringworm by looking under a microscope and checking for the fungus that produces ringworm after scraping the rash on your skin. Symptoms of this fungal infection to look out for include:

An itchy or red rash on your skin
A ring shaped pattern on your skin, normally redder around the outside with normal skin complexion on the inside
A thick, dry, and scaly appearance on your skin
The ring on your skin slowly becomes bigger
You notice several patches over your body
The rash is very irritating, itchy, inflamed, and burns
The skin rash looks similar to other skin problems like psoriasis
Bald patches on the scalp of your head
Discolored or crumbled finger or toenails