Tinea Corporis is another fungal infection that can be contracted by humans, and it is generally located somewhere on the body corporis and is also commonly referred to as a ringworm.
Children are generally much more likely to have a ringworm infection than an adult because they tend to play in the dirt, and be in close proximity with pets. Other factors that can increase the risk of infection include skin that is constantly wet (sweaty), injuries to the skin or just a lack of cleanliness.
Once these fungi are contracted, it can become apparent fairly quickly that there is some problem. The area that is affected will be a red rash with a raised circle around the itchy affected area. Most of the time, ringworm is diagnosed with some simple skin scrapings which are then examined under a microscope.
You do not need any special prescription medications to treat this fungal infection, and in fact, there are many great creams that you can get over the counter. The main thing to remember when you use a cream is that you should always wash your hands very thoroughly after you apply it in order to prevent the possibility of spreading the infection to other areas of your body.
Tinea Corporis or ringworm can be treated and fully eradicated in about 10 days. Be sure to carefully prevent the infection from spreading to other family members by being extremely careful and ever vigilant. Wash all of the towels that are used by an affected person in a hot wash and dryer afterward. Always use fresh towels when bathing or showering and then place them in the wash right away after. Clean all areas such as the tub or shower and sink to ensure that all traces of the fungus have been removed and the area is safe for other family members to use.