This is a fungal infection that can affect different parts of the body. 

It is known as ‘tinea’ and causes superficial (on the outer areas of the body), fungal skin infections. 

 

The fungal infections can cause – athlete’s foot, nail infections, ringworm of the body e.g. on the arm or leg, under the arm pit, around the groin and scalp ringworm.

 

Symptoms of ringworm 

Symptoms depend on what area of the body is infected but symptoms usually involve a itchy, red rash that is usually shiny. 

These can be round in shape, and can sometimes have a central area of clearing. 

 

Treatment of ringworm

  • Topical anti-fungal preparations
  • Topical steroids 
  • Anti-fungal tablets

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