The main reason for disease ringworm – a fungal bacteria and microorganisms, which, when applied to the skin, begin to develop rapidly. The owners of a strong immune system that is able to deal with the threat from the outside and not allow the disease to progress, can not be infected even after close contact with sick animals or people.

Most susceptible to this ailment men and women after 30 years with weakened protective forces of an organism. Often the disease occurs in the nervous system after experienced stressful situations. Also, scientists tend to the version about the genetic predisposition of a person.

The symptoms and treatment of lichen

To recognize the infected by ringworm is very simple. The main symptoms are strong itching of the affected parts of the body, pigmentation changes, flaking small areas of the skin. The sooner shingles is identified, the easier it is to get rid of it and less likely to infect others.
In order to avoid serious consequences and complex forms of lichen, when the diagnosis at the disease you must immediately contact the STI clinic.

At home treatment involves the following: treatment of the affected area of the skin with iodine and sulfuric ointment, receiving immunomodulators. You should avoid getting water on the infected area, otherwise there is risk of depriving spread throughout the body.

The types of lichen

There are different kinds of lichen:

- simple bubble;
- cutting or microspores;
- tinea;
red flat;
- pityriasis.

Each of these diseases require special treatment. Therefore, the qualified help of a dermatologist are essential.

The duration of the disease

Do not forget that shingles is contagious disease. It is likely to catch ringworm and spread it to other during the whole time of the disease. A simple average of the extent of the disease are fully cured within 1 month. During the whole time of treatment should be tested for the presence of the fungus, and the first negative analysis does not speak about the full recovery. The patient is considered healthy when it receives three negative analysis. The treatment is completed.
Ringworm appears around turn 1-3 weeks after contact with a fungus on the human skin. This period is called incubation – shingles yet not noticeable, but bacteria and fungi already spread.

So, the total period of the disease ranges from 6 to 9 weeks, and during this time herpes can be transmitted. You should avoid bodily contact with infected, do not use garments and utensils of the patient frequent airing of the premises to take drugs to strengthen the immune system. Under these rules the risk of infection is reduced.