Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)
No, there aren’t any actual worms involved. Ringworm, or buni in Filipino, gets its name from the shape of the fungal infection: that which looks like a worm, curled into a kind of ring. It may appear as a red or silver rash that can be scaly, dry, swollen or itchy. Ringworm is fairly contagious, and you can catch it through close contact with contaminated objects (like bedsheets, combs, or through an infected person), and it can appear on different parts of your body.
When it comes to buni, it’s best to treat it right away before it gets passed on to someone else, or before it spreads to other parts of the body.