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Where can photos of fungal infections be found online?

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Photos of various fungal infections are available on MerckManuals.com, WebMD.com and eMedicineHealth.com. The photographs available on these websites depict fungal infections including candidiasis, athlete's foot and ringworm.

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Candidiasis generally appears as a red, irritated patch of skin that is accompanied by an itching and burning sensation, notes Merck Manuals. This type of fungal infection tends to appear in locations on the body where the skin folds and traps moisture or perspiration, such as the mouth, genitals, armpits and spaces between the fingers and toes. Candidiasis of the mouth or genitals is sometimes accompanied by a white or yellow discharge. Merck Manuals and WebMD provide photos of candidiasis of the mouth and groin.

Both WebMD and eMedicineHealth provide photos of ringworm, and eMedicineHealth offers photos of ringworm in various locations on the body including the hands, limbs, face and scalp. On the skin, ringworm manifests as an itchy ring of red skin, according to eMedicineHealth. It may present as a single ring, or as multiple, overlapping rings. Ringworm sometimes affects the fingernails, particularly in older women and people with diabetes.

Athlete's foot is a type of fungal infection that appears between the toes and on the foot, according to eMedicineHealth. Athlete's foot tends to occur when the patient's feet are frequently sweaty or moist for extended periods. Photos of athlete's foot are available on eMedicineHealth.

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