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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as tinea cruis, this condition results in an itchy fungal infection of the groin that ...Read more


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What causes tinea versicolor?

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What causes tinea versicolor?

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

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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

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 more

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Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a few times a week as a "body soap" on the area affected by infection. This will help keep the causative yeast under better control. ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious?

Is jock itch contagious?

Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections. ...Read more

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Is tinea versicolor really unattractive?

Is tinea versicolor really unattractive?

Tinea versicolor: It can be unattractive in some cases especially if it is on exposed part of the skin. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

Lamisil (terbinafine) spray/cream: Whereas the other two just keep the fungus from spreading (known as a fungualstatic medication) , Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a fungualcidal medication. Spend the extra money on Lamisil (terbinafine) and make definitive progress. ...Read more

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What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

Only location: Tinea refers to the fungal infection of skin. Tinea pedis (pedis=foot) is athlete's foot, and tinea cruris (cruris=crotch) is jock itch. They differ only in location, and are treated the same way. ...Read more

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Does Nystatin work on Tinea Versicolor?

Does Nystatin work on Tinea Versicolor?

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

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Can tinea corporis treated with selsun blue?

Tinea corporis: Unlikely that tinea corporis will respond to selsun. However, tinea versicolor can often be treated with it. ...Read more

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Toe candida albicans. Is tolnaftate effective?

Toe candida albicans.  Is tolnaftate effective?

The organism: Is not the only consideration. You did not mention if it was skin on toe or the nail. Nials are difficult to treat due to the fact the organisms are ususally under the nail. The thickness of the nail is also a concern. Is the tolnaftate a cream? A soultion? As you want it to be able to get under the nail as well. Try and keep the nail short and soft. Try the tolnaftate ... ...Read more

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Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: The condition is caused by a normal yeast organism and will usually respond to lotrimin (clotrimazole). Another useful prescription medicine is ketoconazole. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor ketoconazole safe during pregnancy?

Tinea versicolor ketoconazole safe during pregnancy?

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

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Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Yes: All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications. ...Read more

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Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

Is chronic athlete's foot (tinea pedis) treatable?

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

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