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Skin Infections

Infectious microbes on your skin can cause a variety of diseases ranging from infections as mild as acne to necrotizing fasciitis caused by flesh-eating bacteria. Find out how to diagnose a skin infection, the best treatment for it, and prevention tips. Learn proper first-aid methods for scrapes, cuts, and burns to limit your chances of getting a serious skin infection.

Jock Itch Fungal Infection of the Groin - What is Jock Itch
Jock itch, also known as ringworm of the groin, is caused by a fungus that infects the skin. The term "jock itch" originated because it is common in people who sweat a lot, such as athletes. Find out more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of jock itch.

Ringworm Fungal Infections of the Skin - Profile of Ringworm
Ringworm is a skin infection that is characterized by itchy, scaly patches on the skin, fingernails, and scalp. Ringworm of the feet is known as athlete’s foot, and ringworm of the groin is known as jock itch. Find out more about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ringworm.

Athlete's Foot - What is Athlete's Foot
Itchy, scaly toes? Chances are you have athlete%u2019s foot, also known as ringworm of the feet. The name athlete's foot was derived from the fact that it is often spread through standing water around swimming pools, public showers, and locker rooms.

Staph Skin Infections and MRSA

Flesh-Eating Bacteria




Look what else the Cat dragged in
Cats can be awfully cute, but sometimes close exposure to cats, their food, or their kitty litters can result in infections for us - anything from MRSA to parasites. Luckily, this is very, very rare.

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