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Pityrosporum ovale: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin caused by pityrosporum ovale. It usually presents as dark reddish-brown patches on the skin of the back, upper arms, axilla, chest, and neck. The patches sometimes appear lighter than the surrounding skin because they do not tan with sun exposure. Treatment is often with topical antifungals (e.g. Ketoconazole). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: We use dandruff shampoos on wide areas of skin. These may be zinc pyrethrum, selenium, ketoconazole, others. Azole creams such as miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole are useful. ! or 2 oral doses of fluconazole or other azole is the easiest, cheapest, most effective. You may defer this during pregnancy. ...Read more
Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by itself: Tinea versicolor by itself is not an indication of an impaired immune system. Markers for aids are infections like widespread candidiasis, coccidiomycosis, toxoplasmosis, tb, and others. If you are concerned, please see your primary care provider and get tested for hiv. That is the only certain way of knowing if you are infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr. Diagnosed tinea fungal between buttocks so is prescription of 500mg fluconazol for 3 weeks accurate?
No: Go to pharmacy. Get a tube of Miconazole or Clotrimazole or ketoconazone..........The one that is least expensive. No prescription needed. Rub in at least 2x a day for 1 or 2 weeks, then whenever you need. If it itches also use Hydrocortisone cream. If there is pain & pus, see a dermatologist or a surgeon. ...Read more
Pregnancy Class C: Ketoconazole is classified as a pregnancy class c medication. This means that there are animal studies that show adverse fetal effect but no controlled human studies or that there are no animal or human studies. Must weigh fetal risk vs maternal benefit. Would discuss with your md before using. ...Read more
What is this infection and is it in his blood stream my son is 2 years old and has cellulitis, tinea, and pustuels. The cellulitis and tinea is on his calf muscle. The rest of his body is covered in pustuels. The doctor hasnt run any test yet but is very
The : The disease of cellulitis generally has 2 main microbes associated with it..Namely staph and strep. Out bodies are literally covered with these organisms. Many times...Cracks, fissures and breaks in the skin allow organisms to gain a foothold and enter the blood stream. This is heralded by a condition known as sepsis. The body goes into shock and hemodynamic issues arise. Given the severity of what you have described i would take him to your pediatrition...But i very much doubt the infection has entered the blood. ...Read more
A fungal infection: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin that can cause scaling and color changes. It commonly occurs on the chest, shoulders and upper back. The fungus that causes it can be found in many places, including the sweat someone leaves behind on a weight room bench. That is a reason why you may be asked to wipe down equipment after using it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers