Frequently Asked Questions About Ringworm

Can ringworm be transferred between humans and animals?

Ringworm can spread between people and animals, as the fungus that causes it (dermatophytes) can live in the soil or be carried by animals.

Will treatment stop me from catching ringworm again?

Unfortunately, treating ringworm will not stop you from catching it again but it will prevent the fungal infection from spreading to other parts of your body.
Ringworm is transferred by person to person or animal to person contact therefore no products can prevent you from contracting ringworm again.

Will ringworm go away by itself?

More often than not, ringworm does not just go away on its own accord and treatment is needed as ringworm can be contagious and infect other people.

Back to top

L.AU.MKTG.08.2019.03722 Last Updated Date: August 2019

Australia’s No 1: Canesten is Australia’s #1 range of antifungal treatments as per AZTEC National Scan Sales MAT 14/07/19

Images are for illustrative purposes only.