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ICSE Prelims 2018 : Physical Education

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RINGWORM It is a superficial infection of the skin. Ringworm is common among persons who take part in sports, especially wrestling. TYPES OF RINGWORM Ringworm is mainly of three types, viz. (i) Ringworm of the body (ii) Ringworm of the feet (iii) Ringworm of the head (skull) CAUSES It is caused by fungi (minute vegetable bacteria). The fungi that cause parasitic infection (dermatophytes) feed on keratin, the material found in the outer layer of skin, hair and nails. It commonly affects the scalp and is found in cattle from which infections spread. MODE OF SPREAD This disease spreads through the instruments of the barber and by sharing of clothes, sports equipment, towels, and sheets, walking barefoot and by touching pets with bald spots. Basically it is spread through direct contact with an infected person or through contact with infected objects. SYMPTOMS (i) (ii) Round blue spots: Small spots or small pimples in irregular smooth, red patch or red rings on the skin. Intense itching: Intense itching is felt at the diseased portion. PREVENTIVE MEASURES Avoid sharing of clothes, sportsequipment, towels and sheets which seem to be infected. Wash the clothes in hot water with fungicidal soap after suspected exposure to ringworm. Leave from the school: The student suffering from ringworm should not attend the school. The barber s instruments should be disinfected before being used for another person. TREATMENT Sulphur ointment: Ringworm can be cured within 20 to 25 days, if sulphur ointment is used. Ring cutter: Ring cutter or germs cutter is also a good ointment for ringworm

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