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    Jock Itch Research Paper

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    Jock Itch Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. It is sometimes called ringworm even though it is not caused by worms. It is caused by a fungus, which is a type of germ that thrives in dark, damp places. Jock itch causes a rash and itching in the groin and upper thigh area. It usually goes away in 2–3 weeks with treatment. CAUSES The fungus that causes jock itch may be spread by: • Touching a fungus infection elsewhere on your body, such as athlete's foot, and then touching your groin area. • Sharing towels or clothing with an infected person. RISK FACTORS Jock itch is most common in men and adolescent boys. Some things that may increase the risk of getting jock itch include: • Being in hot,…

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    Ringworm Research Paper

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    Ringworm Background Ringworm is not due to a worm like the name implies. It is a fungal skin infection that occurs in all ages, but is more common in children. The name “ringworm” comes from the distinctive ring pattern that red spots form on your skin. There is eight forms of ringworm; your body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis or athlete’s foot), the groin (tinea cruris or jock itch), the face (tinea faciei), the hand (tinea manus), the nails (tinea unguium),…

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    Jock Itch

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    Luckily, this condition is fairly common and easily curable once the symptoms are recognized and the right type of treatment is determined. Definition & Facts Jock itch, more scientifically known as tinea cruris, is a common fungal infection. It's sometime also referred to as type of ringworm infection. This problem is appropriately named as it is most commonly found in those who sweat a lot, such as male athletes, though it's also common with those who are overweight. While jock itch is…

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    Tinea Pedis Essay

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    Meta description: Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection, affecting the top layers of skin. Contact with the infected area can spread to infection to the hands (tinea mauum). Intro sentence Athlete's foot on hands is known as tinea mauum. It’s a rare condition that can spread from the foot to the palm of the hands. Contact with an infected person, animals or household items or clothing can be contagious. Over-the-counter treatments are available, but individuals with weakened immune…

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    Causative Organism

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    Disease Causative Organism Symptoms Treatment Mode of transmission Prevention Unique Things About Disease Athlete's Foot Fungi - Scaly rash - Itching - Stinging - Burning - Antifungal meds - Floors - Towels - Clothing - Keep your feet clean - Dry feet thoroughly - Don’t go barefoot anywhere With athlete's foot, you literally have a plant living on your skin. Ringworm Fungi - Red circle on skin - Itch - Antifungal meds - Contact of skin - Wash your body - Avoid anyone infected Infection is…

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    Dermatology Department Today we will discuss the main conditions or diseases we see here in the pediatric department of Dermatology. First we will discuss Ringworms also known as Tinea. I am sure everyone has known someone and especially a child who has gotten ringworms. Before I say anything let me inform you a ringworm is not caused by a worm, I will explain where the name comes from soon. Ringworm is a dermatitis (skin rash), which is caused by dermatomycosis (fungal infection of the skin).…

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    The adult human skeletal system consists of 206 bones, in which are held together by a network of ligaments, tendons and cartilage that connect them together. Besides movement the skeleton also provides protection to vital organs such as our brain, our heart, lungs and abdominal organs. Although our skeleton provides us with such protection it is still prone to injury, wear and tear, infections, tumors and other conditions that can damage bone and become life threatening. …

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    Although some diseases that are introduced in the salon are not contagious there are other diseases that are very serious to people’s well being. Skin diseases especially on the hands, affect one in five hairstylists. In fact, skin diseases are the number one occupation-related disease in America. Many chemicals produce symptoms ranging from itchy rash to serious burns or allergies. In the salon, these problems are usually seen on the fingers, hands, wrists, and scalp(John Halal). In cosmetology…

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    Coral Diseases

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    Over the past decade the accounts of various coral diseases have been on the rise which had lead to the decimation of keystone species of corals throughout mainly the world’s tropical oceans. Since the mid-1990s, 18 coral diseases affecting at least 150 scleractinian, gorgonian, and hydrozoan zooxanthellate species have been described in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific (Sutherland et al. 2004). Most of these diseases have been caused by bacterial, fungal, and protist type pathogens as well the…

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    Essay On Ringworm

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    Are you thinking right now that ringworm is a scary, creepy-crawly invasion of critters on your body? Luckily this common thought is not the case. Understandably, many people mistake ringworm to be a parasitic worm infection due to the descriptive common name for this fungal infection. The good news is that this infection is not caused by worms. If it’s not a worm, however... what exactly is it? Ringworm is an infection caused by a fungus most commonly known as Trichophyton Rubrum. Also, this…

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