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Fungal skin diseases

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Tinea capitis - ACD

Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp and hair. It most commonly affects children between three to seven years of age but adults can also be affected.

Read more on Australasian College of Dermatologists website

Fungal Tests - Lab Tests Online AU

Fungal tests are used to help detect and diagnose a fungal infection and guide treatment

Read more on Lab Tests Online AU website

Kids' Health - Topics - Fungal infections - watch out for tinea!

Some germs love to get into areas of your body where it is warm and moist

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Fungal skin infections - myDr.com.au

Areas commonly affected by fungal infections include the skin, scalp, feet, fingernails and toenails, mouth and vagina. Find out what products are available for fungal skin infections.

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Athlete's foot - myDr.com.au

Athlete's foot is a fungal skin infection that is also known as tinea pedis. It commonly causes skin itch, especially between the toes.

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Jock itch (tinea cruris) - myDr.com.au

An itchy rash in the groin area could be jock itch. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment, plus self-help tips for this fungal infection.

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Foot care - myDr.com.au

Common foot care problems include fungal foot infections, e.g. athlete's foot and fungal nail infections, and warts, corns and calluses. Find out what products are available for foot care.

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Tinea | National Centre for Farmer Health

Tineais a highly-contagious fungal skin infection that affects the feet (athletes foot), groin (jock itch), scalp, skin underneath the breasts, fingernails and toenails. Read more...

Read more on National Centre for Farmer Health website

Ringworm treatment & symptoms: children | Raising Children Network

Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection, which children might get from pets, soil or other people. Read about ringworm symptoms and ringworm treatment.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

Tinea - Better Health Channel

Tinea is contagious and can be spread by skin-to-skin contact or indirectly through towels, clothes or floors.

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