What are the causes of ringworm in children?

Answer Ringworm is a fungal skin infection, called tinea. Tinea corporis is the name when it affects the body and tinea capitis affects the scalp. Both are common among children. Tinea, or ringworm, is c... Read More »

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What is ringworm&its causes?

Despite what its name suggests, ringworm is not a skin infection caused by a worm. Fungus is the source of the infection. Ringworm is very treatable, although it is also very contagious.Identifica... Read More »

What Causes a Ringworm Skin Rash?

Ringworm (tinea) is a common skin rash caused by fungus; it is not caused by worms as its name implies. It is infectious and can be spread by contact with other people, pets and farm animals, or co... Read More »

What is the cause of a ringworm type rash if not ringworm?

A ringworm (tinea) rash is usually red, bumpy, scaly and occurs in patches that may or may not be circular. If the rash is not ringworm (caused by fungus), then many other conditions could be the ... Read More »

What are the causes of eye injuries in children?

Eye injuries occur in thousands of children every year. Some injuries are mild and some are very severe. About one third of the eye loss in children under the age of 10 is caused by an eye injury, ... Read More »