We had a case of ringworm in our school.
Ringworm is a common and highly infectious skin infection that causes a ring-like red rash on the skin.
The rash can appear almost anywhere on the body, with the scalp, feet and groin being common sites.
Despite its name, it doesn't have anything to do with worms. It's an infection of the skin caused by a fungus.
When to see a doctor
You need to see your GP if you or your child have ringworm of the scalp. This type of ringworm is treated with antifungal tablets only available on prescription.
Other types of ringworm are generally treated with antifungal cream from the pharmacy and you don't need to see a doctor unless the infection persists. Ringworm is passed between people through direct skin contact and by sharing objects such as towels, hairbrushes and bedding. Pets such as dogs and cats can have ringworm, which they can pass on to people they come into contact with.
Please come and see me or Jisola if you have any more questions.
Dimitrios Kontozisis-Deputy Head teacher