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Fungal Infections

Fungal infections include conditions referred to as “ringworm” (not really a worm!), athletes foot and jock itch. Some fungal infections flourish in warm, moist areas of the body such as the groin, but may occur anywhere, even the face. The fungus may be spread from an infected person, a pet or even the soil. Though you may Google your rash and find anti fungal creams at the drug store, it is important to know that the rash is indeed a fungal process. Many other types of rashes may initially appear similar to a fungal infection, resulting in self misdiagnosis and delay in treatment. It is always best to come in the office for an examination and other supporting tests, such as a culture, to accurately diagnose and treat the eruption.