Common Fungal Infections in Children

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Common Fungal Infections in Children to lookout for this Summer

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Children are more prone to fungal infections since they play a lot outdoors with other infected kids. Many of the infections are contagious and can easily spread from one person to another. Children normally do not pay too much attention to cleanliness and hygiene and are more interested in having fun rather than taking precautions for not getting sick. They play in dirty places and forget to wash their hands, making it easier to get infected by germs and bacteria.

Know how to Prevent and Treat common Fungal Infections in Children

Fungi are tiny organisms that at hover in humid, warm and moist areas like public toilets, pools, showers, locker rooms and even on socks and shoes. They can grow on the human body, hair and nails too. So, coming in close contact with and sharing things like hairbrush, clothes, shoes, etc. with a person already infected easily transmits the infection.

Some Common Fungal Infections in Children are:

Athlete’s Foot

  • Sore and cracked skin between the toes
  • Thick and discolored nails
  • Itchy and red skin
  • Scaly bumps filled with pus


  • Circular or oval flaky patches with red borders
  • Inflamed area filled with pus
  • Itchy skin
  • Hair breaks
  • Pityriasis Versicolor
  • Caused by yeast
  • Oval or round shaped pale patches on the skin
  • Usually happen over the chest, upper arms, neck, and face

Jock Itch

  • Rashes in the groin area
  • Itching and burning

Treatment and Cure

  • Seek medical help to treat fungal infections
  • Use suitable anti-fungal medications
  • Wash the feet every day and dry properly to get rid of athlete’s foot.
  • Keep the groin area clean and wear clean undergarments.
  • Don’t let the skin get too sweaty or hot and wash the scalp with anti-dandruff shampoo

Common Fungal Infections in Children

Sambav urges the readers to stay clean and hygienic this summer to avoid all types of infections, particularly fungal infections that cause discomfort and interrupt regular activities.