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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have the fungus tinea basically all on body and i want to know how can i treat it because it's so irritating and ichy?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 26 years experience
Tinea corpus: Can be treated with oral and or topical anti fungals. Uv light wil also help. Oatmeal baths and aveno will help with itching.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
See your doc....: It's unusual to have tinea "all" over. One looks for an off colored area (usually red) with a raised edge/border that's localized. Have your doctor look at it to determine if a local ointment/cream is needed (if it's localized in the folds of the body) , or a pill (fluconazole) is needed. Finally, it would be prudent to also get an HIV test done, to ensure this diagnosis isn't missed.
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Tenia versicolor: Tenia versicolor is a fungus that can get under the skin and spread too much of the body. It is easily treated with topical medication for oral medicine. See your dr. For treatment because this can be resolved.

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