6 Disgusting Germs Lurking in a Gym Locker Room

Ringworm

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4. Ringworm

Ringworm is another fungal infection found lurking in the locker room. Luckily the name is given because of what ringworm looks like and not because it is caused by an actual worm. Ringworm spreads easily from person to person, especially in communal areas like locker rooms. The fungus can linger in places like locker room floors, on combs and brushes. The ring shaped rash is usually itchy and inflamed. Make sure not to scratch the infected area as it may spread the fungus to other areas of your body; ever heard of jock itch!