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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Fungal Culture for Athlete's Foot

    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 ..

  4. Athlete's Foot - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional about athlete's foot or a skin infection on your feet.

  5. Ringworm of the Skin - Symptoms

    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.

  6. Ringworm of the Skin - Prevention

    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.

  7. Athlete's Foot - Symptoms

    Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) symptoms vary from person to person. While some people have severe discomfort, others have few or no symptoms.

  8. Fungal Nail Infections - Other Treatment

    Nonsurgical nail removal may be used to treat severe or recurring fungal nail infections. A urea ointment is applied to the nail, which softens and dissolves it so that it can be easily removed.

  9. Fungal Nail Infections - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn about fungal nail infection symptoms and when you should call your health professional for an immediate appointment.

  10. Understanding Chickenpox -- the Basics

    Get the basics of chickenpox from the experts at WebMD.

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