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  1. Skin Problems & Treatments Guide - Topic Overview

    Learn more about a fungal nail infection.

  2. Fungal Nail Infections - Exams and Tests

    To determine the cause of a nail problem and diagnose a fungal nail infection, your health professional: Will ask about your medical history, including any previous symptoms of nail damage or fungal nail infections.Will look at the skin and nails on your

  3. Azoles for Ringworm

    Drug details for Azoles for ringworm of the skin.

  4. Fungal Nail Infections - What Happens

    Learn about fungal nail infections and how they develop.

  5. KOH (Potassium Hydroxide) Preparation

    The KOH (potassium hydroxide) preparation is used to determine whether a fungal infection is present on the skin.A sample of skin is taken by lightly scraping the infected area.The skin sample is placed on a slide with KOH solution and gently heated. This solution slowly dissolves the skin cells but not the fungus cells. The fungus cells can then be seen with a microscope. Color stains may be ...

  6. Griseofulvin for Ringworm

    Drug details for Griseofulvin for ringworm of the skin.

  7. Fungal Nail Infections - Medications

    Learn about antifungal medication, which is standard treatment for a fungal nail infection.

  8. Ringworm of the Skin - Exams and Tests

    Doctors often can easily recognize ringworm by its ring - shaped rash. Your doctor will probably also look at a skin sample (KOH preparation) under a microscope to confirm that fungus is present.

  9. Athlete's Foot - Home Treatment

    Learn about non-prescription treatments for athlete's foot.

  10. Athlete's Foot - Treatment Overview

    How you treat athlete's foot (tinea pedis) depends on its type and severity. Most cases of athlete's foot can be treated at home using an antifungal medication.

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