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Itchiness commonly occurs in the site where the dermatophyte  infections occurs

Dermatophyte Infections

Dermatophyte infections are fungal infections that can affect the superficial areas of the body, such as the skin, hair, and nails, and require keratin for growth. Dermatophytes do not come from a particular fungus but rather, there are three main genera from where dermatophytes infections can arise from, namely, Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton. Dermatophyte infections […]

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Shingles

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus causing chickenpox, that appears as a painful skin rash.Chickenpox is a common viral infection in children that is very contagious and characterized by extremely itchy rashes. After having chickenpox, the virus stays in the body and remains dormant for many years. As one […]

Itchy Skin

First Aid Treatment: Itchy Skin

Itchy skin is a feeling of tingling or irritation of the skin that makes a person want to scratch the affected area. Itching may either be localized (in a particular area only) or systemic/ generalized (body-wide). For most people, itching can be simply treated by scratching but this should actually be avoided. Scratching skin may […]