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How does trichophyton spread

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Contact: Trichophyton is a skin fungus that is spread through contact. It can spread it to exposed areas through contact with affected skin, sharing hats, cont ... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Fungal infection: Trichophyton can cause athletes foot, fungus of the nails as well as the hair.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 years experience Dermatology
Trichophyton: Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlet ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamil Hussain
59 years experience General Practice
See below: Athelet's foot, jock itich and ringworm.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Oral Antifungals: Onychomycosis (toenail fungus) is most effectively treated using oral anti fungal medication. This is most commonly terbinafine (lamisil), but itracon ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
There is : Topical, oral medicarion like lamisil, (terbinafine) laser or nothing, or any combination of the above.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Hair Loss: If the t. Rubrum infection is in the scalp, then the area infected usually with have balding hairloss. There may also be itching, flaking, crusting a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Trichophyton: Fungal transmission occurs through direct contact with infected persons, animals, soil or fomites. Depending on their habitat, dermatophytes are descr ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamil Hussain
59 years experience General Practice
See below: It is a fungus that causes athlete's foot and is generally not contagious (unless the person exposed is immune compromised i.e. Aids.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is kn ... Read More
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