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How does trichophyton spread?

How does trichophyton spread?

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, contaminated combs/ brushes, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

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 athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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What disease are caused by trichophyton?

Fungal infection: Trichophyton can cause athletes foot, fungus of the nails as well as the hair. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trichophyton?

What is the definition or description of: trichophyton?

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 athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving the hair or nails. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton)?

Many: Treatment can range from topical medication, to oral medication, to removal of the toenail, or laser treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis trichophyton mentagrophyte?

What is the treatment of onychomycosis trichophyton mentagrophyte?

There is: Topical, oral medicarion like lamisil, (terbinafine) laser or nothing, or any combination of the above. ...Read more

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What trichophyton rubrum symptoms?

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 and if the reaction gets bad enough, there could be a large area of redness, tenderness, swelling and puss - just like an abscess. This is called a kerion and requires oral antifungal therapy. ...Read more

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What way is trichophyton rubrum transmitted to humans?

Trichophyton: Fungal transmission occurs through direct contact with infected persons, animals, soil or fomites. Depending on their habitat, dermatophytes are described as anthropophilic (human), zoophilic (animal) or geophilic (soil). Anthropophilic dermatophytes are the most common sources of tinea infections, but zoophilic sources should be identified (if possible) and treated to prevent human reinfection. ...Read more

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Want to know what biosafety level is trichophyton rubrum?

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. ...Read more

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What is the trichophyton rubrum, and where is it found on the body?

Fungus/ nowhere: This is the name of a fungus known to cause ringworm (tinea). It can be found on animals, in the dirt or occasionally on humans. It is not a normal part of the human system/background germs. ...Read more

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Which are the OTC effective disinfectants to use if there is trichophyton in the home?

Which are the OTC effective disinfectants to use if there is trichophyton in the home?

Treatment: If you are having a problem with trichophyton, you should see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Waht is the treatment for trichophyton rubrum?

Oral Antifungals: T. Rubrum fungal infections usually require oral antifungal therapy, especially if it is in the scalp. Examples of oral antifungals are ketoconazole, itraconazole, terbinafine, griseofulvin. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton mentagrophyte)?

Please help! What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton mentagrophyte)?

Mycotic nail: The best is to find a podiatrist that offers laser in your area all of the oral or topical meds are either dangerous or innefective. ...Read more

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What is trichophyton rubrum how is the fungus transmitted to humans?

Trichophyton: Fungal transmission occurs through direct contact with infected persons, animals, soil or fomites. Depending on their habitat, dermatophytes are described as anthropophilic (human), zoophilic (animal) or geophilic (soil). Anthropophilic dermatophytes are the most common sources of tinea infections, but zoophilic sources should be identified (if possible) and treated to prevent human reinfection. ...Read more

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I have serious itching problems all over my body. When I did my blood test, the results were trichophyton. What is the best way to cure this?

Trichophyton: The best medication is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) for two to four weeks where there are large areas of fungus. See your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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What type of organism is trichophyton rubrum?

Dermatophyte: T. Rubrum is a very common cause of tinea capitis (scalp fungal infection). It is in the class of fungus called dermatophytes. Dermatophytes cause athelete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, tinea capitis and several other types of fungal infections of the skin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a trichophyton rubrum infection?

What are the symptoms of a trichophyton rubrum infection?

Jock itch, athl foot: I agree with dr bronfenbrener. Most people know this fungal infection as the most common cause of athlete's foot and jock itch. ...Read more

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Waht is the common treatment for people with trichophyton rubrum?

Waht is the common treatment for people with trichophyton rubrum?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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Anyone know about trichophyton rubrum treatment? Is it a simple OTC medication?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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What are the various herbal oils used for treating the infection caused by trichophyton?

What are the various herbal oils used for treating the infection caused by trichophyton?

Epson Salt and other: Try epsom salt first, then tea tree oil cream, colloidal silver and garlic. ...Read more

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What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

Itchy toes: Redness, itching and scaling between the toes and on the foot. ...Read more

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What type of organism is trichophyton rubrum? Is it very contagious? Is it hard to kill or easy to kill?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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What oral antifungal to use against trichophyton rubrum when you intend to get pregnant soon?

What oral antifungal to use against trichophyton rubrum when you intend to get pregnant soon?

Terbinafine: Terbinafine has been found to be effective for treating fungal nail infections, is listed as Pregnancy Category B ("Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women") & considered to be reasonably safe. Do discuss with your obstetrician before starting. ...Read more

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Hi My 11 year old is getting blisters in his leg & doctors did some test & results shows positive for Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Please help?

Hi My 11 year old is getting blisters in his leg & doctors did some test & results shows positive for Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Please help?

Suggest look it up:: These are some reasonably good references: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Trichophyton & https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Tinea https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=ringworn+treatment ...Read more

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What type of organism is it trichophyton rubrum? Is it a spore? Is it a fungus? Parasite?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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Hi, my right foot is identified as trichophyton rubrum. I used ketoconazole cream 2% (ketoderm), but after 4months came back. Please let me know, thx?

Hi, my right foot is identified as trichophyton rubrum. I used ketoconazole cream 2% (ketoderm), but after 4months came back. Please let me know, thx?

? Wrong diagnosis: It's hard to tell from your question what the problem is. This organism can cause a number of fungal infections involving the skin and the toenail. It is also possible that what you are suffering from is another type of eczema. If the problem is recurrent "athletes foot" then perhaps you have a genetic predisposition to it. You may require chronic oral or topical antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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How easy is it to spread ringworm?

How easy is it to spread ringworm?

Rash: It is some. You have to be skin to skin contact or use contaminated brush or comb to get it. ...Read more

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Right now I have ringworm and I touched the sores. Can I spread it?

Can cause.: But good hand hygeine, proper paring of the nails so that the fungal spores /hyphae underneath the nails don't get spread to other areas. Proper hand hygeine, especially after touching the affected area, and avoiding scratching of the infected areas with pens/pencils as we can transmit infections to other places by using the same pen/pencil without properly cleaning them (fomites-sources of infection. ...Read more

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How do I cure my ringworm at home? It has spread to different parts of my body.

How do I cure my ringworm at home? It has spread to different parts of my body.

Terbinafine: If you are certain that you have "ring worm", these are fungal infections that are primarily due to dermatophytes called t. Rubrum. I find that otc terbinafine cream has better coverage for t. Rubrum than clotrimazole, which is best against yeast. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more