Tinea (Ringworm, Jock Itch, Athlete’s Foot)


“There’s a Fungus Among Us… ” one brother was heard singing to the other!  If your kids are sports-minded, outdoors-ey and all around active, you may have had a run in with one of the many fungal infections common to childhood.  There’s a family of germs that cause ringworm, (no, it’s NOT really a worm)  jock itch, (yes, it is more common in the cool, sports guys filling the locker room) and our personal favorite, athlete’s foot.  Here’s your One-Stop teaching sheet with instructions for how to avoid and treat these fungal infections.