Types of Ringworm
Natural Remedies for Ringworm
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Natural remedies for ringworm infections - are ringworms really worms?
by Ask a Healer
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What are the Different Types of Ringworm? A fungus called tinea is responsible for skin infections that may affect different parts of the body and, when presenting with a circular shape, is called ringworm. A person may develop a ringworm infection in different areas of the body. The common areas for this infection to strike include the scalp, the feet, the nails and the groin (called jock itch in that last type). However, ringworm can occur anywhere on the body, showing up as a flat round patch.
Here are the medical names you may hear your doctor use:
1. Tinea Capitis - Ringworm on your head.
First symptom similar to pimple but it gets larger. The infection on the scalp may result in partial areas of baldness. Overview of tinea capitis from Healthline.
With regard to tinea capitis, the most common type of this infection in children, especially children age 3-7, there is a remedy that has been proven highly affective against Tinea Capitius as well as other types of ringworm. You will see a link to that product at the end of this page.
2. Tinea Corporis - Ringworm on your body.
First symptom, a round flat patch anywhere on skin.
3. Tinea pedis - A fungal infection on the feet, also called Athlete's Foot.
It is caused by tinea so is a form of ringworm. Common symptoms of tinea pedis include scaling and/or cracking of the skin on the feet.
4. Tinea Cruris - Ringworm around your groin area (jock itch).
Main symptom is infurirating itch
5. Tinea Unguim - Ringworm around the nails.
Symptoms include discolored, brittle or chalky nails.
6. Tinea Versicolor - Ringworm of the skin.
I'm not quite sure what makes this different than if it's Tinea Corporis except that the infection may result in light or dark patches on skin surface.
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Ringworm is contagious. Take Prevention Steps to Stop Spread
Others who live in close proximity to a person with ringworm may also contract the infection. Taking some safety steps can reduce risk of the ringworm spreading. One of the most simple steps that can be taken is to not share personal items like brushes, or bedding. If your child is of school age, this step may also keep them from catching ringworm if you teach them to only use their own hairbrush or comb and to not lend those items to other children.
For more information on preventing ringworm from spreading, visit this article on preventing the spread of fungal infections
Health Care Disclaimer: Please observe other health tips for controlling fungal infections, including ringworm, such as keeping the affected areas dry, using an anti-fungal regularly on areas affected and trying to scratch areas as little as possible. After scratching, be sure to thoroughly sanitize hands and under nails. Natural approaches for dealing with ringworm are not presented as replacement for any needed medical testing, evaluation or treatment.