dermatomycosis: fungal infection of the skin (especially of moist parts covered by clothing)

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Ringworm Infection Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of ringworm include: A circle of rash on your skin that''s red and inflamed around the edge and healthy looking in the middle Slightly raised expanding rings of red, scaly skin ...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Normally, it takes about a month for new skin cells to move from the lowest layer of your skin, where they form, to the outermost layer, where they die and scale off in flakes. Fungal infections, such...
Source: MayoClinic

Ringworm Infection Prevention

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Prevention
... Ringworm is difficult to prevent. The fungus that causes ringworm is common and contagious even before symptoms appear. However, you can help reduce your risk of ringworm by taking these steps: Unders...
Source: MayoClinic

Ringworm Infection Treatment

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Complications
... A fungal infection rarely spreads below the surface of the skin to cause serious illness. However, people with weak immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS, may find it difficult to get rid of the...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... For a mild case of ringworm, your doctor may advise you to apply an over-the-counter antifungal ointment, lotion, powder or spray. Most infections respond well to these topical agents, which include: ...
Source: MayoClinic

Ringworm Infection Other

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Overview
... Ringworm of the body is one of several forms of ringworm, a fungal infection that develops on the top layer of your skin. It''s characterized by an itchy, red circle of rash with healthy looking skin ...
Source: MayoClinic