How are fungal skin infections caught?

Fungal Infections. A doctor can diagnose ringworm based on the appearance of the rash or reported symptoms. He or she will ask about possible exposure to people or animals with ringworm. The doctor may take skin scrapings or samples from the infected area and look at them under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis.

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What can be done to treat fungal skin infection by myself?

Lotimin, Micatin (miconazole) Lotrimin, micatin, (miconazole) or amisil at are options for self treatment of fungal infection. Use for 4 weeks. If not clear see physician for prescription. Read more...

Do you know the name of a tablet for fungal skin infection?

Yes, I do. There are several; the most popular at the moment are terbinafine (trade name lamisil), ketoconazole (trade name nizoral), itraconazole (trade name sporanox), and Fluconazole (trade name diflucan). All have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the nature and location of the infection. An older medication called Griseofulvin is still used sometimes, but a lot of fungi are resistant to it now. Read more...

Are adolescent kids more susceptible to fungal skin infections

Some are... Superfiical fungal infections are common but may be more likely in people who sweat a lot, especially in sports or play. Sweaty skin (wet/moist skin) is more likely to "growth" fungus. Read more...

What will be the best cure for recurring fungal skin infection?

Avoid source. Fungal infections can occur from contact with either a pet, another human being infected, or soil. Best treatment is avoidance of the above. If over the counter antifungal creams don't work, then see a dermatologist. Read more...