Ringworm (Buni)

Have you noticed expanding red, circular skin rashes on your body? If so, you might have ringworm, or buni in Filipino.

Ringworm (tinea corporis) is a topical fungal infection. It typically looks like a red circle on your skin. The infection can spread and enlarge while the inner part of the circle returns to normal.1

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Ringworm Symptoms

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Understanding ringworm

Buni is contagious! You can catch it through a cut on skin, direct physical contact with an affected area of skin or through contaminated objects 5 like towels and cosmetic products.

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Ringworm treatment

An antifungal cream for ringworm will kill the fungi responsible for your symptoms and allow your skin to heal.

Get itch relief for ringworm with easily applied anti-fungal products in cream formulation. They penetrate deep enough to get to the cause of your infection without being aggressive toward your skin. Start your treatment as early as possible to prevent everyday ringworm symptoms from infecting other areas of your skin.6

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Preventing ringworm

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Avoid touching infected areas of your skin. This can spread the infection to other areas.7

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Wash your hands regularly. Apply an antifungal cream on an affected area of your skin.8

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Prevent excessive sweating by avoiding humid and warm spaces. These conditions are ideal for fungi growth.

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Ringworm can affect animals, too! Get your pets checked for ringworm by a vet, especially if you notice missing patches of fur. Stay away from animals infected with ringworm.9,10

Facts about ringworm

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You don’t need to feel alarmed! Despite its name, ringworm has nothing to do with worms! 11

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Ringworm is a fungal infection and requires antifungal medication to get rid of the infection.12

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You can help prevent ringworm (buni) through regular body exfoliation. In this way you deprive fungus of its food source.


  1. Tinea Corporis, in: Hainer, B.L., Dermatophyte Infections, in: American Family Physician 2003, vol. 67, Number 1, p. 104
  2. Ibid.
  3. Presentation, Tinea Corporis, in: Buttaravoli, op. cit.
  4. Recognizing ringworm symptoms, in: https://www.healthline.com/health/ringworm
  5. Overview, in: https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-is-ringworm-contagious
  6. A pharmacist can help with ringworm, in: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ringworm/
  7. How to stop ringworm spreading, in: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ringworm/7
  8. Preventing ringworm, in: https://www.healthline.com/health/ringworm
  9. Preventing ringworm, in: https://www.healthline.com/health/ringworm
  10. How to stop ringworm spreading, in: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ringworm/
  11. What is ringworm?, in: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ringworm/
  12. Tinea Corporis, in: Hainer, B.L., Dermatophyte Infections, in: American Family Physician 2003, vol. 67, Number 1, p. 104-105


If symptoms persists, consult your doctor.
ASC Reference No.: B037P050521CS, B038P050521CS, B036P050521CS, B006P070722CS, B007P070722CS, B008P070722CS, B009P070722CS, B010P070722CS, B0017P080123C, B0149P080223C, B0150P080223C, B0151P080223C, B0148P080223C