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Fungal infections of the scalp, skin or nailsFFungal infections of the scalp, skin or nailsFungal infections of the scalp, skin or nailsEnglishDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2024-02-01T05:00:00Z8.1000000000000060.3000000000000570.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Learn about different types of fungal infections, the causes, and the signs and symptoms to look for.</p><h2>What is a fungal infection?</h2><p>Fungi are organisms like mushrooms, molds and yeasts. As parasites, they live on or in other plants or animals. Some fungi live on humans and cause skin disease. Some fungal infections are called tinea or ringworm.</p><p>Here are some common types of fungal infections:</p><ul><li>Body ringworm is a fungal infection on the body.</li><li>Scalp ringworm is a fungal infection of the scalp. It occurs most commonly in young children.</li><li>Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the foot. It is more common in teens and older people.</li><li>Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is rare in children.</li></ul><p>See <a href="/Article?contentid=787&language=English">tinea versicolor</a> and <a href="/Article?contentid=23&language=English">oral thrush</a> for more information on some other fungal conditions.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Athlete's foot is common in teens.</li><li>Fungal infections of the scalp and skin are common in children.</li><li>Nail fungus is rare in children.</li><li>The type of medication prescribed and length of treatment will depend on the location of the fungal infection.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of a fungal infection</h2><h3>Body ringworm (tinea corporis)</h3><ul><li>solitary circular or oval flaky patch with raised, mildly reddened borders</li><li>itchiness</li><li>can become very inflamed in some individuals (kerion)</li></ul><h3>Scalp ringworm (tinea capitis)</h3><ul><li>one or more patches of hair loss</li><li>black dots on the scalp</li><li>scaly and itchy</li><li>short broken hairs</li><li>raised tender inflamed area in some individuals (kerion)</li></ul><h3>Athlete's foot (tinea pedis)</h3><ul><li>cracked skin between toes</li><li>itchy or burning</li><li>the sole of the foot may become involved</li></ul><h3>Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis)</h3><ul><li>rare in children</li><li>usually occurs after an injury to the nail</li><li>nails may become thick and discoloured</li></ul><h2>Causes of fungal infections</h2><p>Fungal infections happen when fungi attack the outer layer of skin on the scalp or body in areas that are warm and moist.</p><p>Children can be infected with ringworm directly from a person, a pet or the environment. Hats, combs, clothing or household items such as carpets as well as participation in contact sports can all result in infection.</p><p>Sweaty feet or wearing wet socks and tight shoes can lead to athlete's foot in adolescents. It can also occur after walking barefoot on floors of locker rooms and showers at community pools and gyms.</p><h2>Diagnosing a fungal infection</h2><p>Your child’s health-care provider will examine your child. Some fungal infections are diagnosed based on their typical appearance while others are confirmed after a small sample, or scraping of the skin or nail is sent to a lab to look for the presence of fungi.</p> <h2>Treating a fungal infection</h2><p>For a fungal infection affecting the body, feet or face, your child's health-care provider will recommend or prescribe an antifungal cream. If the infection is widespread or if the scalp is affected, your child will need to take an antifungal medication by mouth to treat the infection. Many fungal infections require 1 to 2 months of treatment.</p><p>For athlete's foot, specialized sprays, powders and creams are available at your pharmacy. The most effective topical agents are terbinafine, azoles and ciclopirox.</p>
العدوى الفطريةاالعدوى الفطريةFungal infectionsArabicDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-03T05:00:00Z7.0000000000000066.0000000000000473.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>النقاط الرئيسية </h2><ul><li>قدم الرياضي هو شائع في سن المراهقة.</li><li>فطر الاظافر امر نادر الحدوث في الاطفال. </li><li>امنع طفلك من مشاركة الاشياء الشخصية مثل القبعات او الامشاط مع الاصدقاء. </li><li>يساعد كريم مكافحة الفطريات عادة في تخفيف التهيج. إذا كانت الإصابة اكثر حدّة او فروة الرأس هي المتضررة، يمكن وصف الدواء عن طريق الفم من قبل طبيب طفلك.<br></li></ul>
真菌感染真菌感染Fungal infectionsChineseSimplifiedDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-03T05:00:00Z473.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>简要概述了孩子体癣、甲真菌和脚癣等真菌感染的症状、病因和治疗。</p>
真菌感染真菌感染Fungal InfectionsChineseTraditionalDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-03T05:00:00Z473.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>簡要概述了孩子體癬、甲真菌和脚癬等真菌感染的症狀、病因和治療。</p>
Infections fongiquesIInfections fongiquesFungal infectionsFrenchDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-03T05:00:00Z7.0000000000000066.0000000000000473.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Sommaire facile à comprendre des symptômes, des causes et des traitements des infections fongiques chez les enfants telles que la dermatomycose, la mycose de l’ongle et le pied d’athlète.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce qu’une infection fongique? </h2><p>Les champignons sont des organismes tels que la moisissure et les levures. Ces parasites vivent dans ou sur d’autres plantes ou animaux. Certains champignons vivent sur les humains et causent des maladies de peau. On qualifie certaines infectionsfongiques deteignes ou tinea.</p><p>Voici certains types courants d’infections fongiques :<br></p><ul><li>la dermatomycose(aussi appelée dermatophytose) est une infection fongique sur le corps;</li><li>la dermatomycose du cuir chevelu est une infection fongique du cuir chevelu. Elle affecte habituellement les jeunes enfants; </li><li>le pied d’athlète est une infection fongique du pied. Elle affecte habituellement les adolescents et les personnes âgées; </li><li>la mycose de l’ongle est rare chez les enfants.</li></ul><p>Veuillez consulter les sections <a href="/Article?contentid=787&language=French">Pityriasis versicolor</a> et <a href="/Article?contentid=23&language=French">Muguet</a> pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur d’autres maladies fongiques.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li> Le pied d’athlète est courant chez les adolescents. </li> <li> La mycose de l’ongle est rare chez les enfants. </li> <li> Déconseillezàvotre enfant de partager des articles personnels tels que des peignes ou des chapeaux avec des amis. </li> <li> Une crème antifongique en vente libre aide habituellement à atténuer l’irritation. Si l’infection est sévère ou si le cuir chevelu est affecté, le médecin de votre enfant pourrait prescrire un médicament administré par voie orale. </li></ul><h2>Signes et symptômes d’une infection fongique</h2><h3>Dermatomycose du corps (tinea corporis)</h3><ul><li>Plaques squameuses de forme circulaire ou ovale avec des bords relevés et rougeâtres</li><li>Démangeaisons (prurit)</li><li>Région enflammée qui pourrait produire du pus </li></ul><h3>Dermatomycose du cuir chevelu (tinea capitis)</h3><ul><li>Au moins une plaque de perte de cheveux<br></li><li>Points noirs sur le cuir chevelu</li><li>Plaques squameuses qui démangent</li><li>Cheveux courts et cassés</li><li>Régions molles et suppurantes (Kérion)</li></ul><h3>Pied d’athlète (tinea pedis)</h3><ul><li>Peau craquelée et douloureuse entre les orteils</li><li>Démangeaisons (prurit) et peau à vif</li><li>Épaississement et décoloration des ongles</li><li>propagation possible à la plante du pied</li></ul><h2>Causes des infections fongiques</h2> <p>Les infections fongiques se produisent quand des champignons attaquent la couche externe de la peau du cuir chevelu ou du corps. Certaines infections fongiques ont besoin de peau chaude, humide et sale pour croître. Encouragez votre enfant à adopter de saines pratiques d’hygiène afin de prévenir les infections fongiques. </p> <p>Les enfants peuvent contracter une dermatomycose directement d’une personne, d’un animal ou d’un sol infectés. Votre enfant peut aussi contracter l’infection par des chapeaux, des peignes, des vêtements ou des articles ménagers comme des tapis.</p> <p>Les pieds sales qui suent peuvent causer le pied d'athlète chez les adolescents. On peut aussi le contracter après avoir marché pieds nus sur le plancher de vestiaires et de douches dans des piscines et des gymnases communautaires. </p><h2>Traitement d’une infection fongique</h2> <p>Pour une infection fongique qui affecte le corps ou le visage, le médecin de votre enfant recommandera une crème antifongique. Si l’infection est répandue ou si le cuir chevelu est affecté, le médecin de votre enfant pourrait prescrire un médicament antifongique à prendre par voie orale.</p> <p>Pour le pied d’athlète, des vaporisateurs, des poudres et des crèmes sont disponibles en pharmacie. Les agents topiques les plus efficaces sont la terbinafine, les azoles et la ciclopiroxolamine.</p>
Infecciones micóticasIInfecciones micóticasFungal InfectionsSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-03-03T05:00:00Z473.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Algunos hongos viven en los seres humanos y causan infecciones micóticas como la dermatofitosis o la tiña. Lea sobre el tratamiento de infecciones por hongos.</p>
பூஞ்சைக்காளான் தொற்றுநோய்கள் (ஃபங்கள் இன்ஃபெக்க்ஷன்)பூஞ்சைக்காளான் தொற்றுநோய்கள் (ஃபங்கள் இன்ஃபெக்க்ஷன்)Fungal InfectionsTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-03-03T05:00:00Z473.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z
پھپھوندی کے متعلق انفیکشنپپھپھوندی کے متعلق انفیکشنFungal InfectionsUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-03-03T05:00:00Z473.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z

 

 

Fungal infections of the scalp, skin or nails794.000000000000Fungal infections of the scalp, skin or nailsFungal infections of the scalp, skin or nailsFEnglishDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2024-02-01T05:00:00Z8.1000000000000060.3000000000000570.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Learn about different types of fungal infections, the causes, and the signs and symptoms to look for.</p><h2>What is a fungal infection?</h2><p>Fungi are organisms like mushrooms, molds and yeasts. As parasites, they live on or in other plants or animals. Some fungi live on humans and cause skin disease. Some fungal infections are called tinea or ringworm.</p><p>Here are some common types of fungal infections:</p><ul><li>Body ringworm is a fungal infection on the body.</li><li>Scalp ringworm is a fungal infection of the scalp. It occurs most commonly in young children.</li><li>Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the foot. It is more common in teens and older people.</li><li>Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is rare in children.</li></ul><p>See <a href="/Article?contentid=787&language=English">tinea versicolor</a> and <a href="/Article?contentid=23&language=English">oral thrush</a> for more information on some other fungal conditions.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Athlete's foot is common in teens.</li><li>Fungal infections of the scalp and skin are common in children.</li><li>Nail fungus is rare in children.</li><li>The type of medication prescribed and length of treatment will depend on the location of the fungal infection.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of a fungal infection</h2><h3>Body ringworm (tinea corporis)</h3><ul><li>solitary circular or oval flaky patch with raised, mildly reddened borders</li><li>itchiness</li><li>can become very inflamed in some individuals (kerion)</li></ul><h3>Scalp ringworm (tinea capitis)</h3><ul><li>one or more patches of hair loss</li><li>black dots on the scalp</li><li>scaly and itchy</li><li>short broken hairs</li><li>raised tender inflamed area in some individuals (kerion)</li></ul><h3>Athlete's foot (tinea pedis)</h3><ul><li>cracked skin between toes</li><li>itchy or burning</li><li>the sole of the foot may become involved</li></ul><h3>Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis)</h3><ul><li>rare in children</li><li>usually occurs after an injury to the nail</li><li>nails may become thick and discoloured</li></ul><h2>Causes of fungal infections</h2><p>Fungal infections happen when fungi attack the outer layer of skin on the scalp or body in areas that are warm and moist.</p><p>Children can be infected with ringworm directly from a person, a pet or the environment. Hats, combs, clothing or household items such as carpets as well as participation in contact sports can all result in infection.</p><p>Sweaty feet or wearing wet socks and tight shoes can lead to athlete's foot in adolescents. It can also occur after walking barefoot on floors of locker rooms and showers at community pools and gyms.</p><h2>Diagnosing a fungal infection</h2><p>Your child’s health-care provider will examine your child. Some fungal infections are diagnosed based on their typical appearance while others are confirmed after a small sample, or scraping of the skin or nail is sent to a lab to look for the presence of fungi.</p> <h2>Treating a fungal infection</h2><p>For a fungal infection affecting the body, feet or face, your child's health-care provider will recommend or prescribe an antifungal cream. If the infection is widespread or if the scalp is affected, your child will need to take an antifungal medication by mouth to treat the infection. Many fungal infections require 1 to 2 months of treatment.</p><p>For athlete's foot, specialized sprays, powders and creams are available at your pharmacy. The most effective topical agents are terbinafine, azoles and ciclopirox.</p><h2>Preventing fungal infections</h2><p>Fungal infections can spread by direct person-to-person contact. Encourage your child to stay away from infected people or pets and to wear dry socks and shoes in public spaces and flip-flops in communal showers and locker rooms. Have your pets examined if fungal infections are suspected. Discourage your child from sharing personal items such as combs or hats with friends.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/fungal_infections.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/fungal_infections.jpgfungalinfectionsFungal infections of the scalp, skin or nailsFalse

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