Fungal infections of the scalp, skin or nails

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Learn about different types of fungal infections, the causes, and the signs and symptoms to look for.

Key points

  • Athlete's foot is common in teens.
  • Fungal infections of the scalp and skin are common in children.
  • Nail fungus is rare in children.
  • The type of medication prescribed and length of treatment will depend on the location of the fungal infection.
Last updated: February 1st 2024