Ringworm & Athletes Foot

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What is Ringworm and Athlete's Foot ? What are the causes ?

Ringworm of the skin is an infection caused by a fungus. Athlete's foot is a rash on the skin of the foot. It is the most common fungalskin infection. There are three main types of athlete's foot . Each type affects different parts of the foot and may look different. Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that grows on or in the top layer of skin.Ringworm is not caused by a worm. It is caused by a fungus. The kinds of fungi that cause ringworm live and spread on the top layer of the skin and on the hair.

WHO IS POTENTIALLY AT RISK OF GETTING RING WORM & ATHLETE'S FOOT ? WHERE DOES IT OCCUR ?

ANYONE can get Ringworm or Athlete's foot no one is immune. Athlete's foot spreads easily. You can get it by touching the toes or feet of a person who has it. But most often, people get it by walking barefoot on contaminated surfaces near swimming pools or in locker rooms. The fungi then grow in your shoes, especially if your shoes are so tight that air cannot move around your feet. If you touch something that has fungi on it, you can spread athlete’s foot to other people-even if you don't get the infection yourself. Some people are more likely than others to get athlete's foot. After you have had athlete's foot, you are more likely to get it again.Ringworm is contagious. It spreads when you have skin-to-skin contact with a person or animal that has it. It can also spread when you share things like towels, clothing, or sports gear.You can also get ringworm by touching an infected dog or cat, although this form of ringworm is not common.

Ringworm !

Some important facts.

1. Any can get RIngworm & Athlete's foot.

2. They are fungi pathogens.

3.There are treatments.

4. These Fungi are not deadly.