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Dermatophyte Infections

Dermatophytosis is the name for a group of fungal skin infections caused by parasitic fungi (dermatophytes).

Dermatophytes are responsible for fungal infections of the skin, hair and nails, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch and onychomycosis (fungal nail infection). Dermatophyte infections usually affect just the outer layer of skin, rarely do they invade living tissues.

Dermatophyte infections are very common amongst the adult population, with 1 in 5 of us having one at any given moment. Luckily, effective over-the-counter treatments are widely available.
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Dermatophyte Infections

  • Ringworm


    Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection of the skin that affects people of all ages and can affect different areas of body including the feet, nails, skin, scalp or groin. Dermatophytosis is more commonly known as ringworm because of the red, ring like rash it makes on the skin. The infected areas tends to be very itchy but can be treated easily with topical creams.

  • Athlete's Foot

    Athlete's Foot

    Athlete's Foot, known medically as Tinea Pedis, occurs when a fungus called Trichophyton multiplies on the surface of your skin. The skin then becomes itchy, sore and dry which causes the symptoms usually associated with fungal infections. Athlete's Foot can be treated with over-the-counter remedies as well as being prevented by following certain hygiene rules.

  • Jock Itch

    Jock Itch

    Jock Itch can be an embarrassing condition for some but it can be easily treated by using anti-fungal creams, spray and talcum powders. It is commonly caused by the same fungus responsible for Athlete's Foot and Ringworm.

  • Fungal Nail Infection

    Fungal Nail Infection

    Fungal Nail Infection, medically known as Onychomysis, is a common nail condition which can affect the nails on the hands and feet.

  • Scalp Ringworm

    Scalp Ringworm

    Scalp Ringworm, medically known as Tinea Capitis, is a contagious fungal infection on the scalp which occurs most commonly in children but can also affect adults. It is caused by a fungi called Dermatophytes which also causes Athlete's Foot and Jock Itch.