How Do You Get It?
Fungal infections are caused by the fungi that you may come into contact with on your skin. They most often appear in warm, moist areas of your body such as the armpits, groin, or feet.
What Is Tinea (ringworm)?
Tinea is a fungal infection that most often affects the skin. The fungus grows and spreads through the hair follicles, causing it to become red, swollen and itchy. There are many different types of tinea, but the most common is tinea cruris, which is caused by Trichophyton rubrum. Other types of tinea include tinea corporis, which is caused by T. erythraeum, T. mentagrophytes, and T. verrucosum. These fungi can spread to the skin in other areas of the body, causing many different types of infection. Fungal infections can also lead to serious health problems, such as bloodstream infections and respiratory infections. If you think you may have a fungal infection, talk to your Naturopathic Doctor immediately.
Naturopathic doctors offer an effective treatment for fungal infections, including tinea. Naturopathic doctors use a variety of treatments, such as topical creams and oral medications, to help cure ringworm.