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Can you die from tinea?

Can you die from tinea?

Not likely...: In severely immune compromised people any infection can be lethal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tinea cutis?

What are the symptoms of tinea cutis?

You mean tinea cruri: You mean tinea cruris.It causes rash and itching in the groin area and is also called jock itch
it is caused by fungus infection of the skin. ...Read more

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Please what's the medicine for Tinea?

Many options: There are multiple options of medication. It depends on where the tinea is. Can be creams, shampoos or pills. ...Read more

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How come I have tinea, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have tinea, but nobody else in the family has it?

Common infection: Tinea is a common fungal infection of the skin. It can be transferred from surfaces (showers, floors, towels) or from one place on your skin to another. It is unusual to see this type of skin infection spread throughout a family. It is easily treated in most cases. Other skin conditions can look similar, though, so if it is not responding to treatment, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Need facts about tinea capitis ?

Need facts about tinea capitis ?

Dermatomycosis: Tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) is a superficial fungal infection (dermatomcosis) of the scalp.The majority are caused by trichophyton and microsporum species that invade the hair shaft. It often presents as single or multiple patches of hair loss, sometimes with a 'black dot' pattern (often with broken-off hairs), along with inflammation, scaling, pustules, and itching. ...Read more

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What is the cause of tinea and granuloma ?

Different: Tineas are usually caused by dermatophytes or fungi while a granuloma is a inflammatory response. ...Read more

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In how many days will the tinea cruris be cured?

In how many days will the tinea cruris be cured?

It depends: Depends on many factors such as: type of treatment, health and age of the individual, frequency of use of the medication and the severity of the condition. ...Read more

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What ointments are good to address tinea cruris?

What ointments are good to address tinea cruris?

Antifungals: Antifungals are best. I generally recommend creams rather than ointments. Examples include tolnaftate, miconazole, etc. ...Read more

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What ointments are good for treating tinea cruris?

Tinea cruris: tinea cruris is a fungal skin infection affecting the groin. You will need an antifungal ointment to treat this. There are over-the-counter antifungal ointments available, but other times may require a prescription. It would be best to let your doctor know about your tinea cruris to receive the best directed treatment, or a consult through healthtap may suffice. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dermatitis and tinea?

What is the difference between dermatitis and tinea?

Dermatitis or tinea: Dermatitis is a genral term for any skin rash. It can be fungal like tinea, bacterial, viral, atopic (eczema), chemical burn, friction burn, or a simple heat rash. ...Read more

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I have tinea cruris (jock itch) that wont go away, how can I treat this?

I have tinea cruris (jock itch) that wont go away, how can I treat this?

Antifungals: A topical antifungal such as tolnaftate usually clears this in a few days. You need to keep the area dry and not re-use towels. If this does not work, perhaps it is something else. Candida has satellite red lesions and requires a different treatment. ...Read more

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Each summer i suffer from tinea on my back..Used tinea creams..Is there any injections to stop it ..

Each summer i suffer from tinea on my back..Used tinea creams..Is there any injections to stop it ..

Tinea: No, no injections that i know of. You say the lesions are on your back and noticeable only in summer. It is possible that what you have is tinea versicolor, especially if the spots are lighter than the surrounding sun-exposed skin. The topical treatment for this is selenium sulphide. Oral treatments also exist and can be very effective. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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I am wondering why it itches from tinea pedis?

I am wondering why it itches from tinea pedis?

Tinea pedis is: A fungus which is a living organism. It lives on skin by eating from the keratin layer of the skin. The body recognizes the fungus as a foreign body and as a result histamine gets released. Histamine causes certain reactions like itching, or sneezing, watery eyes...Many of the allergy like responses. ...Read more

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