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Can handling or eating mushrooms give you fungus infections like ringworm or tinea?

Can handling or eating mushrooms give you fungus infections like ringworm or tinea?

Absolutely not!: While both mushrooms and ringworm are called fungus, they at very different indeed. Ringworm or tinea are consider dermatophytes which means they are fungus that only grow on skin cells. So no, mushrooms will not give you ringworm. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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Is tinea the fungus that causes ringworm a mold or yeast?

Is tinea the fungus that causes ringworm a mold or yeast?

Fungus: Multiple species of tinea fungus cause infections known as ringworm and may vary depending on the part of the body affected. They feed on keratin and can be fairly contagious. Estimated that 20% of the population may have some type of fungal infection, and can be transmitted to and from pets as well. Multiple treatments both topical and oral available once correct diagnosis made. ...Read more

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Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Yes: All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications. ...Read more

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What is an efficient way to treat the infection of ringworm (dermatophytosis)?

What is an efficient way to treat the infection of ringworm (dermatophytosis)?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals, and covering with a bandage can help prevent spread to self and others. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat the infection of ringworm (dermatophytosis)?

Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat the infection of ringworm (dermatophytosis)?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals, and covering with a bandage can help prevent spread to self and others. ...Read more

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Face infection with a bad fungus; or is it ringworm?

Face infection with a bad fungus; or is it ringworm?

Could be: I can't tell without seeing it. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more

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Is it common for a fungus infection (ringwarm) to cause your groin lymph nodes to swell? Went to the doctor he prescribed me a steroid (predisone)

Is it common for a fungus infection (ringwarm) to cause your groin lymph nodes to swell? Went to the doctor he prescribed me a steroid (predisone)

Fungous infection: If the fungous infection has been on your feet for a long time, it can spread to the lymph nodes in your groin. You probably would need an oral ringworm medication if it is a ringworm. For other infections in the groin, like a bacterial infection, an antibiotic would be indicated. A dermatologist might be the one to consult with. ...Read more

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Will my hair grow back after ringworm tinea capitis?

Will my hair grow back after ringworm tinea capitis?

It should: But may be slow in return compared to growing out a short haircut. ...Read more

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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow, thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read more

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What to do if I have "black-dot ringworm"/tinea capitis?

Tinea capitis: Tinea capitis is caused by a fungal infection of the scalp/roots of the hair. There are a number of different 'germs' that can do this. A doctor should be able to guide therapy, since there are a few different antifungal treatments available. If possible, the doc should figure out the species of fungus, see how much inflammation there is, and try to tailor the therapy. Hope you can see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is Tinea/ringworm on back of neck contagious?? My husband has it and I apply his anti-fungal cream.... How can I protect myself?

Is Tinea/ringworm on back of neck contagious?? My husband has it and I apply his anti-fungal cream.... How can I protect myself?

Wash hands: Ring worm is not that contagious. You were exposed to it before your husband realized that he had ringworm. Wash your hands with soap after you apply the cream. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter treatments for tinea capitis (ringworm of scalp)?

Stubborn...: Unfortunately, the skin of the scalp is particularly stubborn and most of the time requires oral medication for weeks to months to clear up tinea. It is best to see you doctor or a dermatologist to MAP out a care plan, as the treatment can have side effects, especially on your liver. Wish I had better news, but you are likely wasting time and money using over-the-counter meds for this. ...Read more

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Rash under armpit a on stomach. Some look like rings so urgent care said ringworm. But others are just bumps. Does tinea not just look like rings?

Rash under armpit a on stomach. Some look like rings so urgent care said ringworm. But others are just bumps. Does tinea not just look like rings?

Ringworm: Sweating from activities under the arm are common.
You can apply clotrimazole cr 1% (Lotrimin cr used for athlete's feet) OTC. Also for itching can apply OTC hydrocortisone 1% 2x/d until rash gone. Keep pat dry.
Ringworm classical can be circumscribed but other itchy/scaly patches can occur with yeast/fungus. ...Read more

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I have ringworm & tinea versicolor. In addition to using scrip Nizoral (ketoconazole 2%) as a body wash, can I apply Lotrimin on affected area after?

I have ringworm & tinea versicolor. In addition to using scrip Nizoral (ketoconazole 2%) as a body wash, can I apply Lotrimin on affected area after?

Yes: Follow OTC directions on box or a doctors prescriptions for best outcome. You can always do your own thing with OTC pharmacy meds. They are safe to use. The pharmacist can guide you if you get stuck. ...Read more

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I got dermatophytosis (ringworm) from adopting a kitten, can the spores go into my lungs? Or nostrils? I can only see it in my face and arms.

I got dermatophytosis (ringworm) from adopting a kitten, can the spores go into my lungs? Or nostrils? I can only see it in my face and arms.

No: You did a good thing to adopt the kitten. The fungi that cause ringworm cannot affect the deeper tissues of the body. They don't like the warm temperature and they are easily destroyed by the immune system if they pass deeper than the dead layer of the skin. ...Read more

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Derma give duracan and elica m for my fungal infection. Pls help me to get rid of this. I think its a ring worm. Can I get this thru water? Thnku

Derma give duracan and elica m for my fungal infection. Pls help me to get rid of this. I think its a ring worm. Can I get this thru water? Thnku

Yes: Humidity can cause fungal infection. ringworm is like a ring. Elica is only for itching not for treatment. One dose of oral duracan may be enough but follow ur derm md advice. ...Read more

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Can nystatin ointment be used for hand fungus like Tinea manuum?

Can nystatin ointment be used for hand fungus like Tinea manuum?

Try it.: Yes to most of the common skin yeast infection. If no improvement after 2 weeks get physician's advise. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have the ringworm fungus on you before the rash occurs?

How do you know if you have the ringworm fungus on you before the rash occurs?

You may not: Ringworm is the description of what a common rash caused by fungus is called because it looks like a red ring with scale and more clear center. Without a rash or some type of visible skin change you likely do not have a fungal infection. ...Read more

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My brother has head fungus but it doesn't look like ringworm. It looks like red patches in random shapes. Is it contagious? How do I avoid it forever

My brother has head fungus but it doesn't look like ringworm. It looks like red patches in random shapes. Is it contagious? How do I avoid it forever

Tinea capitis: If your brother is being treated properly with oral & local antifungal medications, he should not be contagious after 48 hrs of starting the treatment, don't share towels & sheets, his should be washed in hot water, dried in dryer, & if possible ironed. I hope that answer your questions. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think I have ringworm on my neck and now I am getting raised bumps on my torso, is this a reaction from the fungus?

I think I have ringworm on my neck and now I am getting raised bumps on my torso, is this a reaction from the fungus?

Possibly: If you do indeed have a fungal infection, commonly referred to as ringworm, you could develop a skin reaction called an "id" reaction. ...Read more

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My sister has 1 ringworm and she has been treating it with turmeric. Is turmeric really an antifungal? How many times must she apply it to the fungus?

My sister has 1 ringworm and she has been treating it with turmeric. Is turmeric really an antifungal? How many times must she apply it to the fungus?

Poor choice: You are an adult and I assume your sister is as well. You are both old enough to know that "natural home cure" websites are mostly rubbish. Crooks make this stuff up to pretend that scientific physicians are withholding easy remedies. It's not true. Tell your sister to get some tolnaftate, ketoconazole, or something else that actually works. ...Read more

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I have the fungus tinea basically all on body and I want to know how can I treat it because it's so irritating and ichy?

See your doc....: It's unusual to have tinea "all" over. One looks for an off colored area (usually red) with a raised edge/border that's localized. Have your doctor look at it to determine if a local ointment/cream is needed (if it's localized in the folds of the body), or a pill (fluconazole) is needed. Finally, it would be prudent to also get an HIV test done, to ensure this diagnosis isn't missed. ...Read more

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How long does the tinea pedis fungus live on dry carpets?

How long does the tinea pedis fungus live on dry carpets?

Fungus lives: In dark, wet, moist areas. Hence, if your carpet is dry, I don't think it lives there long. I can not give you any exact time as I simply do not know. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more