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Is ringworm a serious infection?

Typically, ringworm isn&apost serious, but it does have possible related complications that could be. While suffering from ringworm, you're more at risk for secondary bacterial infections or other skin disorders. Generally, you should seek medical attention if your ringworm seems to be getting worse and if you notice signs of infection such as the ringworm-infected area swelling, getting warmer or redder, and if you develop a fever.

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