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How does ringworm start?

So, I've recently accepted the fact that I got ringworm from two kittens I adopted a couple weeks ago, I had what I thought was several bug bites but they turned into rings a few days ago. I have over 40 rings and counting. However, the vet just informed me that my kittens do NOT have ringworm, so I'm super confused. After googling for quite some time, I see that it could be something called nummular eczema.

My main question is, these rings start off as tiny red dots that grow to the size of a dime, some slightly larger. They then turn solid red, and become itchy, followed by a clear center with the red outer ring. Is this how ringworm develops, or does ringworm just show up? I've been treating them with antifungal creams, bleached my house, and steam cleaned all fabric surfaces, and I am still getting these little dots that turn into the rings.
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