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Caring for a child with tinea versicolor


Handouts from the Society for Pediatric Dermatology

PDF download: Tinea infections
Handout includes:

  • What is tinea?

  • Tinea is contagious

  • Tips to prevent the spread of tinea

  • Why is tinea sometimes called "ringworm"? Is it caused by a worm?

  • What does tinea look like on the body?

  • How is tinea diagnosed?

  • How is tinea treated?


This content was created in partnership with The Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child with a dermatologic condition, the American Academy of Dermatology, in partnership with The Society for Pediatric Dermatology, offers a wealth of resources.

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