A to Z: Tinea Corporis (Ringworm)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgTinea corporis (ringworm) is a common skin infection that usually gets better with treatment.tinea, tinea corporis, ringworm, skin, infection, fungi, fungus, athlete's foot, cruris, CD1Primary Care03/27/201304/11/201909/02/20196388dfe6-1993-4be5-b5e9-2265d465d5e5https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-tinea-corporis.html/<p><em>May also be called: Ringworm</em></p> <p><a class="kh_anchor">Tinea</a> corporis, commonly called <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ringworm-sheet.html/">ringworm</a>, is a common infection caused by several types of fungi often found on the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/">skin</a>. It usually gets better with treatment.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Ringworm isn't caused by&nbsp;a worm at all &mdash; its name comes from its shape. It typically appears as an itchy, scaly, circular red patch with raised edges and clear center. Ringworm does not have to be ring-shaped, though. It can happen anywhere on the skin, including the scalp.</p> <p>Ringworm is contagious. It can spread from one part of the body to the other, from person to person, or between people and pets. People also can catch it from items contaminated with the fungus, such as pillows and sheets, clothing, combs, or brushes.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Over-the-counter or prescription topical cream or lotion (cream or lotion applied to the skin) usually takes care of ringworm. Someone with ringworm of the scalp, however, will need to take oral medicine (medicine taken by mouth)&nbsp;to cure the infection.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Tinea CapitisTinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) is a fungal scalp infection that can be cured with medication.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-tinea.html/c52f1e6a-de67-42b3-8d24-73f65341f165
A to Z: Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch)Tinea cruris, also known as jock itch, is a skin infection of the groin area caused by several types of fungi often found on the skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-tinea-cruris.html/d30f836a-86db-4963-b836-f8a245a1125e
Athlete's FootAnyone can get athlete's foot. Find out how to avoid this itchy skin condition in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/athletes-foot.html/85bef75e-92a7-4985-926e-6fc873e3c4bf
First Aid: RingwormRingworm is a common fungal infection of the skin. Here's what to do if your child has ringworm.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ringworm-sheet.html/53b41386-3a76-418e-a1bd-91e324f15bdf
Jock ItchJock itch is a pretty common fungal infection of the groin and upper thighs. It is generally easy to treat - and avoid - by following a few simple steps.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/jock-itch.html/e5dfe949-25c9-4915-8555-4e6f87b8ae61
RingwormRingworm isn't a worm at all - it's the name for a type of fungal skin infection. The good news is that ringworm is easy to treat.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ringworm.html/3b8e50e5-000d-43f4-bffa-88f82d52b707
Skin, Hair, and NailsOur skin protects the network of tissues, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and everything else inside our bodies. Hair and nails are actually modified types of skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/ff7f1929-9dfc-404b-91a9-b45e51633223