If your child has a scaly round patch on any part of his body, he may be having a contagious infection known as ringworm. While the name may suggest it, ringworm is not caused by a worm but by a fungus.
The disease has been named the way it is because it is characterized by round or oval spots that grow. When the infection grows, it becomes smooth in the center but retains its red scaly border.
This type of infection often spread from person to person through sharing of infected garments like combs, hats, and brushes.
While this infection may be difficult to prevent because of the fact that this is common and rather contagious, it can be treated effectively. If you are having the same concerns, read on to learn more about how you can effectively apply ringworm treatment for toddlers.