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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 more
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
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 hasn't 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
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
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 more
Was prescribed griseofulvin for tinea pedis and two toenails that seem infected. Says take 3 tablets twice a day, what does that mean? Will it clear off?
Confusing question: If your prescription says take 3 pills a day, take 3 in the morning and 3 in the evening, or whatever schedule you want to keep the doses about 10-12 hours apart. This is a common therapy for the issues mentioned. It will likely do the job but may take a while to change the appearance of your nails. (they grow out slowly) ...Read more
Tinea pedis: Sure tine pedis is curable. I would try a topical anti fungal such as Ertaczo once a day. If it does not get better in 1 month then you might have to start oral medication with topical. ...Read more
Possibly: But would need to see this to diagnose. ...Read more
After treatment of my tinea cruris, some dark spots remained (its been years) and is there a way to completely eliminate it?
Dark spots: Try using virgin coconut oil to lighten your skin. ...Read more
TV: Tinea versicolor is a superficial fungal skin infection that is characterized by discoloration of the skin (hypo-/hyperpigmentation), hence its name. It is often a chronic recurrent process. There are various treatments that include topical and oral agents. Since some of the oral agents are delivered through the sweat glands in the skin, physicians may recommend brisk exercise after the intake. ...Read more
Is it true that human urine is a cure for tinea pedis? How often do you have to pee on your feet?
I'd recommend: More standard treatments than this.Get a more detailed answer ›
Antifungal creams: Tinea is a fungal skin infection (often mis-leadingly called "ringworm") that is easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal creams (found in the ahtelete's foot section at you pharmacy) such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). Follow the directions; if not better see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is quite common particularly in the teens that I see. It is very difficult to treat but selenium sulfide (selsun) can help. Apply to affected areas and allow to dry on skin leave on for 30-60 minutes and wash off. Repeat daily up to 14 days. Other antifungal creams may be used for small areas. ...Read more
No: It will not do you any good. ...Read more
Can tinea get worse when treating it with terbinafine before it gets better. It has got redder and angrier after treating it for a week. Is this normal?
No: This is not expected, and may indicate a reaction to a component of the medication your are applying (such as a preservative). It could also indicate that you don't have a tinea infection to begin with, and the original rash is worsening without appropriate treatment. Stop using the medication and see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
You need a: Prescription antifungal cream for several months.Get a more detailed answer ›
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