Health Information Threadworms are parasites that live inside the gut (large intestine) of humans. People can get infected by several different worms, but threadworms (pinworms) are the most common. Children often get threadworms, and they can easily pass them on to adults.
Health Information Tinea is a fungal skin infection. It sometimes forms a round red rash with a pink central area, so many people also refer to it as ‘ringworm’, although it is not a worm at all! Depending on where the infection occurs on the body, it can also be given other names. Tinea can occur on the scalp (Tinea capitis), nails (Tinea unguium), body (Tinea corporis), or groin area (Tinea cruris).
Health Information Thrush is an infection caused by yeasts (a type of fungus) called ‘candida’. Thrush can occur on the moist areas of the skin, vagina or in the mouth. Another common but different, fungal infection of the skin is tinea (ringworm). Symptoms of thrush on the skin are a red itchy rash, with skin that is cracked with small sores or blisters.