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.
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.
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,…
Your medical history.
Skin scrapings to rule out a fungal infection.
Testing a swab of fluid for bacterial infection (culture).
Removal and examination of a small piece of affected skin (biopsy), to test for infection or to rule out other conditions.
Skin patch tests. These tests involve placing patches on your back that contain possible allergens, and then waiting a few days and checking to see if an allergic reaction occurred. These tests may be done if your…
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),…
Meta description: Black spot on foot are linked to plantar warts. Blood vessel have grown into the wart causing the black color. Most common in children, they appear on the bottom of the foot. Usually flat caused from the pressure applied when walking.
Black spot on foot are plantar warts named after the part of the body they show up on – the bottom of the foot. Plantar warts s are generally singular and small in size, but they can grow in clusters called mosaic warts. One distinguishing…
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…
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).
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…
Mode of transmission
Unique Things About Disease
- Scaly rash
- Antifungal meds
- 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.
- Red circle on skin
- Antifungal meds
- Contact of skin
- Wash your body
- Avoid anyone infected
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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