Ringworm In Scalp

By | February 4, 2015

What is ringworm? Ringworm is a common skin infection caused by a fungus. Ringworm may affect the skin on the body, scalp, groin area (jock itch), feet (athlete’s foot) or nails.

N Ringworm of the Scalp (Tinea Capitis) n Ringworm is infection with certain types of fungi called dermatophytes. The name comes from the distinct, circle-shaped rash formed when the in-

Acute Communicable Disease Control Manual (B-73) REVISION— JANUARY 2012 PART IV: Acute Communicable Diseases RINGWORM OF SCALP — page 2 . 3. Advise child -care providers that children’s cots

Ringworm of the scalp is an infection caused by a fungus, not by a worm. It is also called tinea capitis ( tin -nee-a kap-ite – iss). A person can get it by contact with others who have it, or by sharing things used on the head such as combs, pillows, or

1/01 Ringworm of the Scalp Ringworm of the scalp is the most common fungus infection in children, and usually affects children from 2 to 10 years of age.

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Scalp Ringworm (tinea capitis) – Information for Parents Introduction Ringworm is not a worm. It is a general term for a common fungus infection of the skin. It is called ringworm because the infection often appears as a round shape or ring.

Topical treatment may not treat scalp ringworm. Medicine by mouth is usually needed. -Give medicine by mouth as directed by your child’s doctor. Fungal infections of the scalp often take a long time to get better. -Give this medicine for the full

What is Ringworm? Ringworm is a contagious fungus infection that can affect the scalp, the body (particularly the groin), the feet, and the nails.

ringworm of the scalp, you may not see any signs for a full two weeks after you were exposed. Myth 7: You can't catch ringworm from your pet Humans and their pets can share a number of diseases, including ringworm. Not only can you catch ringworm from

RINGWORM – What’s New? Skin infection is a very important topic in sports medicine for wrestling. (including the scalp) right after wrestling. The mat surface should be kept disinfected. This includes reducing the tracking of spores into the area with foot traffic.

November 2006 Ringworm (Dermatophytosis) What is ringworm? Ringworm is a contagious fungus infection that can affect the scalp, the body (particularly the groin), the feet,

Frequently asked questions about Ringworm From the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency What is Ringworm? Ringworm of the body is one of several forms of ringworm, a fungal infection that

Ringworm (Tinea) What is ringworm? It is a common fungus infection of the skin, scalp, nails, and feet. Symptoms include: • Skin lesions -ring-shaped, raised, and scaly around the border -may be pinkish or light-colored -may be itchy

RINGWORM – What’s New? Skin infection is a very important topic in sports medicine for wrestling. (including the scalp) right after wrestling. The mat surface should be kept disinfected. This includes reducing the tracking of spores into the area with foot traffic.

Scalp Ringworm often strikes young children; outbreaks have been recognized in schools, day-care centers, and infant nurseries. School athletes are at risk for scalp Ringworm, Ringworm of the body, and foot Ringworm; there have been outbreaks

1/01 Ringworm of the Scalp Ringworm of the scalp is the most common fungus infection in children, and usually affects children from 2 to 10 years of age.

Ringworm of the scalp, body and foot have been identified in high school sports teams. Early recognition and treatment are needed to slow down the spread of infection. Treatment Ringworm is treated with antifungal medication. A cream medication is applied