The way you got your fungal infection depends on where you are. If you’ve traveled recently, it might be that you picked something up in your travels.
7 Ways to Get a Fungal Infection that Causes Hair Loss (Ringworm)
- Animals: Pets or wild animals can pass the fungus to people. Cats in particular are carriers.
- Soil: This infection can be in the ground. Walking around in bare feet outside can transmit this fungus to your feet, which can then move to your head.
- Feet, nails: A fungal infection in your feet or nails can be transferred to your head. If you have infected nails and scratch your head, it can definitely cause ringworm on your head.
- Sharing brushes: This fungal infection can easily be transferred between people by sharing hair brushes or combs.
- Sharing hats: Like with a hair brush, this fungal infection can live on a hat and can easily be passed on.
- Infected clothing: If you have an infection in your feet or nails that brushes against clothing that brushes against your head, it can transmit the fungal infection.
- Public showers or blow dryers: When you come into close contact with a shower or use a shared blow dryer (like at the gym) you put yourself at risk!