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Athlete's foot is a common fungal skin infection. It's generally easy to treat and prevent.
Diaper rash is a very common infection that can cause a baby's skin to become sore, red, scaly, and tender. In most cases, it clears up with simple changes in diapering.
Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa can cause disease. Here's how to help protect your family from germs.
Infections That Pets Can Spread
Kids can benefit from the companionship, affection, and relationships they share with pets. But it's important to know how to protect your family from infections carried by pets and other animals.
Jock itch is a pretty common fungal infection of the groin and upper thighs. It is generally easy to treat and prevent.
Oral thrush, a very common infection in infants that causes irritation in and around the baby's mouth, often goes away on its own without medical treatment.
Pneumocystis pneumonia can affect infants who have AIDS, cancer, or other conditions that affect the immune system.
Ringworm is a type of fungal skin infection. The good news is that ringworm is easy to treat.
Tinea versicolor is a rash caused by a fungus. It can appear over the chest, shoulders, and back, and is a common cause of skin rashes in teens.
Vaginal Yeast Infections
Vaginal yeast infections are common among growing girls, and can cause some pain and discomfort. They usually clear up quickly with proper medical treatment.
Vaginitis in Children
Vaginitis is redness, soreness, or swelling in and around the vagina. It's common in girls of all ages, and usually can be treated at home.