You're at higher risk of ringworm of the body if you:

  • Are a child younger than 15 years old
  • Live in damp, humid or crowded conditions
  • Have close contact with an infected person or animal
  • Share clothing, bedding or towels with someone who has a fungal infection
  • Participate in sports that feature skin-to-skin contact, such as wrestling
  • Wear tight or restricted clothing
  • Have a weakened immune system
July 24, 2013