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.
A fungal culture is used to determine whether fungi are present and, if so, what type of fungus it is.Your health professional will take samples by lightly scraping your skin with a sharp blade or the edge of a microscope slide. He or she may also take toenail samples if the nail is infected. The scrapings are placed on a jellylike substance (agar solution) to see if any fungi grow. The type of ..
Most ringworm infections cause a rash that may be peeling, cracking, scaling, itching, red, or have bumps on the edges that look like blisters. See an illustration of a typical ringworm skin rash. Symptoms of ringworm of the body include a rash.
To prevent ringworm of the skin: Keep your skin clean and dry. Change your socks and underwear at least once a day. Wear loose - fitting cotton clothing. Avoid tight underwear, pants, and panty hose. Always dry yourself completely after showers or baths.