Tinea capitis, or ringworm on the scalp, is a common fungal infection in children. The main way it's transmitted is by coming in contact with an infected person or animal, but there are other ways a child can get it. Find out more about what tinea capitis looks like and how it's treated.
Most people cringe at the thought of having a fungal infection but in reality, we all have many types of fungi that live on our skin all the time. Most of the time these fungi don't cause any problems, but sometimes a fungus will change and cause an infection. These are some of the more common fungal infections people experience.
Fungal Infections - Tinea Versicolor
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection caused by a yeast that normally inhabits the skin. Find out more about why this yeast causes a rash in some people and what this rash looks like.
Tinea Versicolor - Treatment of Tinea Versicolor
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection caused by a yeast that normally inhabits the skin. Find out more about the most effective treatment options.
Intertrigo - Yeast Infection in Skin Folds
Intertrigo is a yeast infection that occurs in skin folds. Find out more about what this yeast infection looks like and how it is treated.
Ringworm - Tinea Corporis
Ringworm, also known as tinea corporis, is a superficial fungal infection of the skin. Find out more about what the ringworm rash looks like, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
Jock itch is a common fungal infection that affects more men than women. Find out more about this infection and what can be done to treat it.
Athlete's Foot - Tinea Pedis
Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a very common fungal infection experienced by up to 70% of the population at some time in their life. Learn more about the types of athlete's foot and how they are treated.
Athlete's Foot Facts
Information about athlete's foot from your About Orthopedics Guide.
Fungal Infections of the Skin
In depth information on various fungal infections that affect the skin
Vaginal Yeast Infections
More information on this annoying condition.
Recurrent Yeast Infections
What to do when yeast infections keep coming back.