Common skin Fungus infection

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Superficial fungal infections are common. Most diagnoses of fungal infections of the skin can be made by physical examination, assisted by the use of a Wood's lamp, skin scrapings for microscopic examination, and fungal cultures. Dermatophyte infections are common at all ages, in both sexes, and they have a worldwide distribution. These infections include tinea capitis, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, tinea corporis, tinea manuum and tinea barbae. Tinea versicolor, caused by Malassezia furfur, and candidal infections are also common. Treatment modalities include oral and topical agents. Good personal hygiene is an important adjunct to antifungal therapy. Decisions regarding the appropriateness of therapy in a given patient must take into account the extent and location of the infection, the benefits and risks of each of the treatments, and cost. Oral therapies include griseofulvin, ketoconazole, and itraconazole. There are a large variety of topical treatments, including nystatin, selenium sulfide, tolnaftate, haloprogin, miconazole, clotrimazole, and sodium thiosulfate. Important to successful treatment is compliance with what is sometimes a long course of treatment, and good personal hygiene.

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Ringworm is a common skin disorder, especially among children, but it may affect people of all ages. Although its name suggests otherwise, it is caused by a fungus, not a worm.
Many bacteria and fungi live on your body. Some of these are useful to you and your body. Others can multiply rapidly and form infections. Ringworm occurs when a particular type of fungus grows and multiplies anywhere on your skin, scalp, or nails.
Ringworm is contagious. It can be passed from one person to the next by direct skin-to-skin contact or by contact with contaminated items such as combs, unwashed clothing, and shower or pool surfaces

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Ringworm can spread easily from one person to another. You can catch ringworm if you touch someone who has the infection, or if you come into contact with items contaminated by the fungus, such as combs, unwashed clothing, and shower or pool surfaces. You can also catch ringworm from pets that carry the fungus. Cats are common carriers.
The fungus that causes ringworm thrive in warm, moist areas. Ringworm is more likely when you are often wet (such as from sweating) and from minor injuries to your skin, scalp, or nails.


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  • Avatar Genevieve What type of fungal skin infection could this be?
    Feb 03, 2013 by Genevieve | Posted in Skin Conditions

    My eight year old cousin from Venezuela, has recently gotten a type of skin infection on the top of the head or the pate if you will. It causes him to lose hair in a circle and the medicine prescribed has not helped at a …e type) because doctors are rare and the ones that are trying to help have not produced very efficient or affordable methods. Sorry for the lack of information. The phone calls my relatives gave were quite vague at best.

    • According to me i think it is Tinea corporis because it spreads from one person to another person directly. It caught by fungal person who already has fungal infection that's why it can be spreads from:
      clothing
      combs
      swimming pool surfaces
      shower floors and walls
      Be careful and go to doctor for effective treatments.

  • Avatar jake How long after fungal infection is contracted will symptoms appear?
    Jan 21, 2013 by jake | Posted in Infectious Diseases

    I recently came into contact with someone fungal infection. probably candida how long after exposure should i see symptoms. rash or watever it is

    • You can see symptoms under 7 or 6 days and if you know that you are infected by fungal infection then go for medical treatment. One thing you should go good expert fungus doctor for quick and effective treatment. If you live in Toronto then go to fungus clinic.

  • Avatar kerri_bliss How do you treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?
    Jun 06, 2007 by kerri_bliss | Posted in Skin Conditions

    I received a fungal dark blotch under my pinky nail after wearing press on tips and am not sure how to treat the infection since it appears to be under the cuticule.

    • It will grow out, but it will take a while. There is really no treatment. Its just gonna be yucky til it grow completely out to the point where you can trim it off. Just keep it dry. I used to scrape off what I could after taking a shower and when the nail was soft and then put tea tree oil (an anti-fungal) on it. I had it on my toenail. Good luck.