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The Diseases Ringworm And Athlets Foot Are Caused By
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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