Ringworm


Ringworm

Ringworm

Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin that is caused by a variety of fungi. Depending on the species, these infections can be acquired from the soil, other humans or animals. The mold releases spores that infect the skin.

Since spores can live for months in the environment, person-to-person contact is not needed to spread the fungal infection. The same fungi that cause Ringworm cause Athlete’s Foot, fungal nail infections and Jock Itch.

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Types of Ringworm by area

  • Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) usually begins as a small pimple that becomes larger, leaving scaly patches of temporary baldness.
  • Ringworm on the body (tinea corporis) shows up as a flat round patch any place on the skin with the exception of the scalp and feet and is itchy.
  • Ringworm on the foot (tinea pedis) is sometimes called Athlete’s Foot. It shows up as a scaling or cracking of the skin, between the toes and is very itchy.
  • Ringworm of the nails (tinea unguium) causes the affected nails to become thicker, discolored and brittle or become chalky and disintegrate.
  • Ringworm in the groin (tinea cruris) area is called Jock Itch and is very itchy.
  • Ringworm of the skin (tinea versicolor) causes lightening or darkening patches of skin on the shoulders, back, neck, chest, arms, or legs.


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The fungus usually appears 4 – 10 days after contact on your skin; while scalp Ringworm appears 10-14 days after contact.

Transmittal

  • You can get Ringworm by touching a person who has a fungal infection.
  • You can get Ringworm from your pets. Dogs and cats, as well as farm animals can be infected with Ringworm. Young kittens are notorious for spreading facial Ringworm.
  • You can get Ringworm on floors of public showers or locker rooms or damp surfaces. This is the most common method of contracting Ringworm.
  • You can get Ringworm from objects that an infected person has come in contact with such as hats, combs, brushes, bed linens, telephones, gym mats and shower stalls.

Prevention

  • Complete Ringworm treatments as instructed, even after symptoms disappear.
  • Minimize close contact with others until treated.
  • Do not share towels, shoes, clothing, hats or other personal items,
  • Make sure the person or animal that was the source of the infection gets treated.
  • Use a floor or bath cleaner that contains a fungus-fighting agent.
  • Spray your shoes with a hospital grade disinfectant to battle the odors and fungus daily.

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Tinea Capitis (Ringworm of the Scalp)

Symptoms of Tinea Capitis vary from a scaly non-inflamed dermatosis resembling seborrheic dermatitis to an inflammatory disease with scaly erythematous lesions and hair loss or alopecia. It can progress to severely inflamed deep abscesses termed kerion, with the potential for scarring and permanent alopecia.


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Tinea capitis is the most common pediatric dermatophyte infection worldwide. The age predilection is believed to result from the presence of Pityrosporum orbiculare (Pityrosporum ovale), which is part of normal flora, and from the fungistatic properties of fatty acids of short and medium chains in post-pubertal sebum.

Tinea capitis accounts for up to 92.5% of dermatophytoses in children younger than 10 years of age. Peak age range is in patients aged 3-7 years. Although rare, the disease may be found in elderly patients. Tinea capitis occurrence is widespread in some urban areas in the US.

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Sources:
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ringworm_on_body/article_em.htm


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The Research Center has compiled a complete Ringworm treatment regimen that requires following Steps below, then repeating again, daily, to break the Ringworm life-cycle and prevent reinfestation. It is the only proven non-toxic way on how to get rid of Ringworm.

Ringworm Treatment Regimen

  1. Apply a body wash to the Ringworm area and let sit for 10 minutes. Then proceed to wash the entire body to prevent the spreading of Ringworm spores that cause ringworm sores. Rinse thoroughly and dry off. Avoid applying to any sensitive areas such as face and genitals.
  2. Apply a thin layer of Skin Cream and rub into the Ringworm sores once in the morning. Do not rinse off or dilute. Warning: Do not put Skin Cream next to the eyes or on your genitals.
  3. For more severe cases, after the first ringworm treatment with both products, continue treatment by using the body wash on affected areas and then both a Healing Gel and Medicated Skin Cream twice a day. Make sure to alternate use of these products and to allow 4-6 hours between applications. EXAMPLE: (using 4 hour rotations) 8:00am – Healing Gel / 12:00pm – Medicated Skin Cream / 4:00pm – Healing Gel / 8:00pm Medicated Skin Cream (or visa versa)

* If you do not experience major results within 4 to 5 days, contact one of our Customer Service Representatives at 1.866.314.8917 in order to customize a regimen especially for you. These products work very well, and they will work quickly for you!

MORE HELPFUL TIPS: It is very important to keep the area as dry as possible. When you sweat, the moisture feeds the Ringworm fungus causing it to grow and spread. Allow affected skin to air dry completely to control moisture.

Do not cover affected area with a bandage, or wear tight fitting clothes over the Ringworm. Our products will dry out the Ringworm, it will then crust up and peel off.

Thorough daily cleaning of all surfaces in your home is highly recommended as free floating ringworm spores can re-infect you with ringworm. Use a hospital grade Disinfectant Cleaner on nonporous surfaces, or on surfaces that bleach and water cannot be used. Our non-staining Disinfectant Spray can be used on curtains, carpets, furniture, sheets, pillows and bath areas.

Put clean sheets on bedding daily until the Ringworm is gone. Wash all clothes, bedding, etc. in hot water, detergent, and bleach (if applicable) to remove any Ringworm spores that may be in your environment.

For recurring or persistent Ringworm outbreaks, Vacuum daily and intensively. Discard the bag after each use. To eliminate spreading Ringworm spores to any other areas the vacuum is used, spray the vacuum brushes with a Disinfectant Spray to get rid of any fungus that may have been picked up.

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