Frequently Asked Questions
- Notably, Trichophyton, Micros Porum and Epidermophyton are three medically important species of fungi that primarily result in ringworm infections in humans.
They are spread in different ways depending on various factors such as:
- By direct contact with an infected person, pets or farm animals.
- By direct contact with different household items such as hair brushes, combs, clothes, or even towels.
- They produce spores that can easily spread and stay on various articles of daily use for an ample period.
There are 4 telltale signs of ringworm infections which can be seen in all types of Tinea and therefore, are mentioned below:
- A classical ring-shaped rash with a raised outer border.
- Redness or inflammation of the affected skin.
- Itchy and scaly patches of skin.
- Discharge or pus is oozing out from the rash site.
Ringworm infection typically progresses through several stages:
- Incubation Period
- Redness and Itchiness
- Infectious period
- Healing and recovery phase
Tinea can become infected secondary by:
- Superficial candidal or bacterial infections
- The affected area may become lichenified and hyper-pigmented in the setting of a chronic infection.
- Unreasonable use of steroid creams can cause the aggravation of symptoms.
- Majocchi granuloma is the most commonly seen complication of Trichophyton rubrum infection.