Rashes in a ring-like pattern. Ringworm infections in the facial area or on the neck are very common. These infections usually take the form of a rash that forms ring-like patterns in the affected area – these rashes will often cover considerable swaths of the skin.

The rash itself will appear reddened and tender, while the middle of the ring will consist of seemingly unaffected skin. It is this pattern of rings that the ringworm infection derives its name from. While the facial area and neck are most commonly affected, it can also affect the shoulders.

Drying of the skin. A ringworm infection can cause the skin to become extremely dry. As the facial areas – as well as the shoulders and neck – are often affected, a sudden, unexplained drying of the skin in these areas could indicate ringworm. In some – but not all – ringworm infections, there is actually a loss of facial hair. This obviously occurs in males and can be quite traumatizing. If this begins to happen, you should consult your physician to treat a possible ringworm infection.