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Is tinea considered a fungal infection?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Tinea is considered a kind of fungal infection and it affects the hair, skin, and nails. Ringworm is another name for tinea because of the way it looks on the skin. Tinea is arranged in a small pink circular pattern. It looks like little worms under the skin and spreads easily on the body and from person to person.

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