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Athlete s foot (Tinea pedis) - Greg Robinson Podiatrist

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Skin Disorder Fungus

Skin disorder fungus ringworm (Tinea) is a fungus infection of the scalp or skin. The fungal infection is caused by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes. Dermatophytes live on the dead tissues on the skin and any structures that grow from the skin, such as hair or nails. Ringworm is not a "worm" but a fungal infection.

Skin disorder fungus ringworm can affect skin on the fingers, toenails, groin or feet. Ringworm tends to infect moist areas of the body. The affected area usually becomes inflamed and itchy because of sensitivity to the fungus or a secondary infection by bacteria. In the most serious cases, ringworm results in an acute infection that produces running sores on the scalp or painful blisters on the feet.

Ringworm symptoms of the skin are an itchy, burning, and flaky rash that is circular in shape. The skin may also be dry and scaly. Ringworm infection does not create lasting immunity. A person can be repeatedly infected by the same type of fungus.

Some symptoms of scalp ringworm are flaky, circular patch of baldness. Ringworm of the scalp usually begins as a small pimple, which becomes larger in size and leaves scaly patches of temporary baldness. As the ringworm spreads, the center area clears and appears normal.

Ringworm's can be transmitted from animals (dogs and cats) to humans and from humans to humans by direct contact. Ringworm can also be spread through contact with articles (such as combs or clothing) or surfaces which have been contaminated with the fungus. The incubation period is unknown for most types of ringworm, however ringworm of the scalp is usually seen 10 to 14 days after contact and ringworm of the body is seen 4 to 10 days after initial contact.

If untreated, these infections can linger on and become chronic. You will be infectious (able to transmit it to another person) as long as the fungus remains present in the skin lesion. The fungus is no longer present when the lesion starts to shrink.

It is difficult to take specific measures to prevent contact with the fungi that causes ringworm's because the fungi are common. However, if you know someone has ringworm, do not have physical contact with them or share their clothes.

Anyone can get ringworm. Children may be more susceptible to certain species of ringworm while adults may be more susceptible to other varieties. Scalp sores must be kept clean and dry, and often the child is isolated to prevent the infection from spreading to other children.

With ringworm of the nails, the infected nails become thicker discolored and brittle or they can become chalky and disintegrate. Ringworm of the body appears as flat, spreading ring-shaped areas. The edge is reddish and may be either dry or scaly or moist and crusted. As it spreads, the center area clears and appears normal. Ringworm of the foot appears as a scaling or cracking of the skin, especially between the toes.


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You may need a stronger version, but

2009-06-27 19:27:00 by TyrannyOfChoice

It might be good to use to keep the infection at bay.
Ketoconazole (kee-toe-KOE-na-zole) is used to treat infections caused by a fungus or yeast. It works by killing the fungus or yeast or preventing its growth.
Ketoconazole cream is used to treat:
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis; ringworm of the foot);
Ringworm of the body (tinea corporis);
Ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris; jock itch);
Seborrheic dermatitis;
``Sun fungus'' (tinea versicolor; pityriasis versicolor); and
Yeast infection of the skin (cutaneous candidiasis)

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On one visit I was diagnosed with a fungal skin rash, a fungal nail infection and thrush again only to have my theory of a "fungal" common thread dismissed.

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  • Avatar peanut.peace19 What do you use for healthy skin and longer lasting tans?
    Oct 30, 2009 by peanut.peace19 | Posted in Other - Skin & Body

    I am 19, I go to the tanning bed about once a week. I was wondering what kinds of lotions I should be putting on before and after. Becase my skin tends to get a bit dry.

    • Your skin is dry because you're frying it inside that tanning bed. Want soft healthy skin? Stop fucking tanning, not only will your skin stop drying out but you'll save yourself the skin cancer you're well on your way to developing.

  • Avatar SC What can you use to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?
    Mar 13, 2007 by SC | Posted in Skin Conditions

    I have a few skin patches that are lighter than the rest of my body. A few years ago a doctor told me that it was due to fungus, but I forgot what he said I could use to treat it.

    • Any type of a anti-fungal cream should work. You can usually find it in the foot-care aisle or in the first-aid cream section of any store. This type of cream is also used for foot fungus & vaginal itching!

  • Avatar Euphonium and Woad Is there anything you can get in the UK for fungal infections of the skin which actually works?
    Oct 07, 2009 by Euphonium and Woad | Posted in Skin Conditions

    By this I mean ringworm, 'jock itch', athlete's foot or whatever you want to call it. I've tried several anti-fungal things and they all seem to do little better than just leaving it untreated.

    Cheers folks!
    Thanks AK. Tried that one :-(
    Thanks rustynail. I've heard of the tea tree thing but never tried it. Might be worth a go.

    • You need to go and get evaluated by a doctor because if you have these problems, the products should work. If they don't then you either need stronger stuff by prescription, or you will be given an alternative diagnosis.

      If you have fungal infections all over the place or ones that won't go away you should get checked for diabetes and stuff.

  • Avatar Shelly How do you think my dog died?
    Jun 29, 2006 by Shelly | Posted in Dogs

    I had a puppy that died, and it didn't even turn 1 year old yet, that died from skin disease. I watched on the news 3 months after she died, and it said that people sell sick puppies, and have to be arrested for it, but …in the shades of our big trees and porch.
    She also had 5 skin diseases.
    I also saw how the mother was cooped up in the cage, and the breeder had a very dirty garage filled with a hundred chihuahua's (chiwawa)

    • I'm sorry that you have gone through this. I would have found another vet after the first needle broke.
      The labels on the vaccines state that only healthy dogs should be vaccinated. Vets tend to ignore that and vaccinate anyway. Don't know if this was the case with your or not.
      Vaccines can cause skin and allergy problems in some dogs. Some can just die after the vaccines
      Read the Wisconsin University weblinks