Ringworm is a misnomer—the infection has nothing to do with worms. Its name comes from the small, ring- or circle-shaped rash that appears on the body due to infection. In ringworm of the body, the rashes appear on skin regions except for the scalp, groin, palms of the hand, and soles of the feet.
Ringworm of the body looks like ring- or circular-shaped rashes with edges that are slightly raised. The skin in the middle of these ring-shaped rashes appears healthy. Usually, the rashes are itchy. They will spread over the course of the infection
The medication may be in the form of a powder, ointment, or cream. It is applied directly to the affected areas of the skin. These include the over-the-counter brands like: clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF), miconazole (Micatin), terbinafine (Lamisil), tolfaftate (Tinactin).
In 12.9% of all patients with Ring worm disease, distant metastases already were evident at the time of diagnosis; the overall 5-year survival rate for Ring worm disease was 67.2%.