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  1. Psoriasis - Cause

    The exact cause of psoriasis is not known. Many scientists believe that the condition is inherited.

  2. Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview

    Learn about athlete's foot (tinea pedis), a fungal infection that causes a rash on the skin of the foot. It is the most common fungal skin infection.

  3. Athlete's Foot - Exams and Tests

    In most cases, your health professional can diagnose athlete's foot (tinea pedis) by looking at your foot.

  4. Birthmarks - Topic Overview

    What are birthmarks? A birthmark is a colored mark on or under a newborn baby’s skin. Some birthmarks show up soon after a baby is born. Most birthmarks are obvious at birth. Some kinds of birthmarks fade or go away as a child gets older. Others stay the same or get bigger,darker,or thicker. There are many kinds of birthmarks. They can be any size or shape and can be different colors,...

  5. Nonsurgical Nail Removal for Fungal Nail Infections

    Nonsurgical (chemical) nail removal is a painless procedure for a fungal nail infection. This technique removes only the diseased and damaged nail, not the healthy part of the nail, and is started in a clinic or your health professional's office. Either the entire nail (avulsion) or part of the nail (debridement) can be removed. This procedure is almost always painless. Your health professional ..

  6. Athlete's Foot - Prevention

    Learn how to prevent athlete's foot (tinea pedis).

  7. Ringworm of the Skin - Treatment Overview

    Most cases of ringworm of the skin, including jock itch and ringworm of the hand, can be treated with creams or ointments that you put on your skin to kill fungi. These are called topical antifungals. Many topical antifungals are available without a presc

  8. Fungal Nail Infections - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for a fungal nail infection includes using medications, taking steps to prevent the infection from returning, and possibly removing the affected nail.

  9. Surgical Nail Removal for Fungal Nail Infections

    Surgical nail removal can be done for severe or returning fungal nail infections. The entire nail (avulsion) or only part of the nail (debridement) can be removed. Surgical nail removal can be done in a clinic or your health professional's office.

  10. Athlete's Foot - Medications

    Anti-fungal medications that are used on the skin (topical) are usually the first choice for treating athlete's foot (tinea pedis). They are available in prescription or non-prescription forms.

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