A thickening of the skin. One of the most common symptoms of ringworm is that the skin in the infected areas grows noticeably thicker. At first, there will be no soreness or itching. However, the skin will acquire a very rough texture, and this will be exceedingly uncomfortable. When this occurs on the hand, it commonly happens in-between the digits, affecting the mobility of the digits and making manipulating anything with the hands quite uncomfortable. It is observed that this thickening of the skin sometimes also affects the palm.