Is Ringworm Driving You Crazy?
Ringworm (also called ringworms) is one of the most confusing skin conditions. It's name sounds as though tiny worms literally burrow beneath the skin and form circles. In reality, the condition has nothing to do with worms. The true culprit is fungi, dermatophytes, to be exact.
Even more confounding is the rather unusual technical terms used to describe the fungal skin infection. Tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea barbae...Huh?
Relax, tinea is the general term used to describe skin, hair, and nail fungal infections. The words after tinea simply describe the location of the infection. Capitis means head. Corporis is body in Latin. Barbae equals beard.
Other common skin fungal infections include jock itch and athlete's foot. The average person doesn't even think about tineas.
Well...not until they start itching, scratching, and developing other fungal infection symptoms. So, misconceptions and plain lack of awareness are to be expected.
Even more confusing is the abundance of treatments available to cure the condition. There are so many ointments, creams, and pills on the market. How do you choose the best option? I'll help you explore your options.
Who am I? I am the owner of The Ringworm Spot. I'm here to provide you with the most up-to-date information on tinea available. So, that you can say “goodbye” to those embarrassing skin rashes and say “hello” to living your best life.
Learn the Facts About Tinea
I bet that you haven't heard of the many home remedies available to eliminate fungal infections of the skin. I've got it covered.
Did you know that you can get tineas from your family's furry friend? In fact, human transmission of fungus from cats, dogs, and horses is common. I know. It's scary, right? Don't worry. I'll teach you how to reduce your risk of getting tineas from your pets.
Have you noticed a red, circle-shaped rash on your child? It might be a fungal infection. Tineas are easily transmitted by children as they are often in close contact during play-time. Keep reading this site to find out more info on protecting your kids from unneeded scratching.
Itching to find pictures of ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch? Check out my skin fungal infection image gallery and see what tineas really look like.
Do you have tons of questions about skin fungal infections? Are you looking for top-notch tinea advice?
I suggest that you start your journey by visiting my ask a doctor page. This page is a great place to get your questions answered by dermatologists who are experts in dealing with tineas.
Looking to purchase anti-fungal products or ebooks about skin, hair, and nail conditions? You can buy popular dermatology related ebooks here through my store.
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