Ringworm is spread through skin-to-skin contact with someone who already has the condition, or by coming into contact with items that have been used by infected people, like clippers at a barber. After being infected, symptoms usually appear within a week or two.
Recovery: Two weeks to a month
Once you’ve got the necessary medication to treat ringworm infections, they should clear up within a couple of weeks to a month. However, if left untreated, ringworm can spread to other areas of the body and its symptoms will become more intense.
It’s also very contagious, so you will be at risk of spreading the infection to others the longer you let it go untreated. As mentioned, you’ll need to talk to a doctor to get the necessary anti-fungal medication needed to treat it, so if you think you might have ringworm – see a GP as soon as possible.