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A fungal skin infection is an overgrowth of fungi (tinea) on the skin that can express a wide variety of skin symptoms. Fungal infections on the body are commonly known as ringworm. Problem areas for fungal infections are usually found in moist areas of the body, such as the skin, feet, genitals, or in between skin folds. In children, scalp ringworm is the most common.

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What is a fungal skin infection?

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A fungal skin infection is an overgrowth of fungi (tinea) on the skin that can express a wide variety of skin symptoms. Fungal infections on the body are commonly known as ringworm. Problem areas...

Types of fungal skin infections

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Fungal infections can be categorized by location (feet, scalp, nails) or by fungus type. Fungi do not grow on slippery, mucosal surfaces, such a...

What are fungal infections of the feet (athlete's foot)?

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A foot fungal infection (Athlete’s foot) usually develops in the space between the toes and causes skin itching and...

What are nail fungal infections?

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Fingernails and toenails can also become infected with fungi. Fungus can invade the nail from the side of the finger or directly on top of the nail. A fungal nail...

What are scalp fungal infections (scalp ringworms)?

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Scalp fungal infections are the most common infections among children. Depending on the type of fungus, scalp infections can be spread f...

What is jock itch fungal infection?

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Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection that is mostly found in young men, but can also be found in overweight women or those who wear tight pants. Symp...

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