Ringworm

What is a ringworm?

November 15, 2021

When you hear of “ringworm,” you may believe that there is an actual worm in your skin. However, this is actually not the case. Instead, this is just the name of a fungal infection that affects the skin and can be easily treated after a proper diagnosis. At Chevy Chase Dermatology, we see patients regularly...  read more


Understanding ringworm

June 15, 2021

In terms of contagious skin disease, there are a wide variety that can impact anyone at any time. One of the more common is that of ringworm.  What is ringworm?  If you believe that ringworm is caused by worms, you would be wrong! This condition does not involve worms, and is actually a skin infection...  read more


What Is Ringworm and How Is It Treated?

November 15, 2019

While many people have heard of ringworm, they may not be well aware of what it is and how to treat it. At Chevy Chase Dermatology, Dr. Margaret Summerville is pleased to offer patients a proper diagnosis of their condition and discuss their treatment options. What is ringworm? Ringworm isn’t even caused by a worm....  read more