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Itchy, scratchy, flaky, embarrassing. Ringworm is a contagious rash you can pick up anywhere; while most people might picture the pool, the gym, or children’s play areas, you can get ringworm from a simple hug or handshake, or even from your pet! Because ringworm can spread through surfaces (clothing and commonly touched objects) you may […]

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Don’t Bring Gym Germs Home

February 9, 2015

Gyms are hot and moist (whether it’s from a pool or dedicated athletes)—the perfect place for yeast to grow. But it’s not just yeast—all that exposed skin means that gyms are also a good place to pick up MRSA. Don’t dismiss it as just the nightmares of germaphobes—the things that grow in gyms can infect […]

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It’s unfortunate when your pet gets sick, especially so when they can transfer that illness to you as is the case when your dog or cat has ringworm. Ringworm is a fungus whose spores are very hardy, surviving in your home, in your breeders home, at the pet show, at a kennel, at your vet’s […]

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