Showing posts with label ringworm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ringworm. Show all posts

Welcome to the Ringworm Treatment Resource Center

Ringworm is a fairly common skin disorder, especially among children, although it does afflict people of all ages. It is estimated that, at any given time, twenty percent of the population is infected with ringworm. For a successful ringworm treatment, it is important for us to learn about its causes, symptoms, methods of prevention, and related current medicinal practices.

This site aims to provide you with detailed, accurate, and well-sourced information regarding ringworm and ringworm treatment. You can access the specific information that you need by clicking on the links below:

Ringworm Treatment - An Overview
A brief introduction to help you identify certain aspects of this skin condition you might want to study.

Causes of Ringworm
Discusses the causes of this infection, how it develops, and under what conditions it multiplies rapidly.

Risk Factors
Explains how contagious nature of ringworm, who are highly at risk of contracting the disease, and how it is normally transmitted.

Symptoms of Ringworm
Informs in detail the specific symptoms of ringworm and how your doctor will diagnose the condition.

Ringworm Self Treatment
Provides detailed information about ringworm treatment, drugs normally used in home-care or self-care medication, alternative ringworm cure, and when it is best to contact a medical professional.

Ringworm Prevention
Discusses the basic steps in preventing ringworm, also explains the need to treat infected household pets, prevention habits, and areas and conditions you need to be wary of.

Ringworm Treatment for Children
A must-read for every parent who would like to learn about the best method of ringworm treatment for his or her child. Detailed, well-researched, and reliable information on treating ringworm in our children.

What Does Ringworm Look Like?
A picture educates more than a thousand words can. This collection of ringworm pictures, borrowed from the Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), does just that.

What does ringworm look like

Ringworm is a fairly common skin disorder, especially among children, although it affects people of all ages. It's not caused by any worm, but by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes. It commonly appears as reddish-colored circular lesions with scaly raised edges.

Below are pictures of ringworm, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their Public Health Image Library (PHIL):

Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) – this infection, which affects the scalp and the hair deep into the roots, is highly contagious and persistent. Ringworm of the scalp, almost exclusively, affects children between the ages of 2 to 10. Symptoms may include itching, flaking or scaling (dandruff), small infected bumps, and hair loss. The infected child may have areas that appear bald due to premature hair loss, and there may be small black dots on the exposed scalp.

Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) is difficult to treat and may require several months of oral antifungal medication. Call your doctor if you or your child has ringworm of the scalp. Homecare ringworm treatment is not very effective in curing tinea capitis.

Ringworm picture above shows a large, tender, swollen, pus-filled lesion called "kerion." This is a complication in ringworm of the scalp believed to be caused by a child's hypersensitivity to the ringworm, may be associated with rash elsewhere in the body and tender lymph nodes in the neck. Ringworm of the scalp has been observed to disappears spontaneously at puberty.

The picture above shows a rare case of “Tinea faciei,” or ringworm infection of the face caused by a dermatophytic fungus, but not including infection of the bearded areas., which are called “tinea barbae”.

Tinea barbae or ringworm of the bearded area

Pictures above show ringworm of the body (tinea corporis) occurring in the am and leg

Ringworm of the feet (tinea pedis) or "athlete's foot." Ringworm symptoms may appear in the moist areas between your toes and sometimes on your foot itself.