Before you shoot your next scene take a moment to do a body check for ringworm.
The FSC recently released a warning statement letting members know there has been an increased number of ringworm reports (which is a contagious fungal infection).
Don’t just assume your partner doesn’t have it. Use your own eyes and check for yourself. If your scene partner has a rash of any kind, speak up. You need to let someone know ASAP for your safety and theirs. They may not even know they are infected.
Ringworm is spread by skin-to-skin contact or by touching an infected animal or object. It spreads easily and if left untreated, it can have serious repercussions.
The good news is, ringworm is as easy to treat as a vaginal yeast infection. There are a few over-the-counter treatments if you are infected and if those don’t work, you can go to your doctor and get a prescription-strength antifungal medication.
Be careful and check your scene partner just in case. You don’t want to get infected and then have to miss days of work while you seek treatment.
If you suspect you may have ringworm, please seek treatment immediately.