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Doctor insights on: Tinea Corpus

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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?

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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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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How can you get tinea pedis?

How can you get tinea pedis?

Any where: You can catch it anywhere by walking barefoot. ...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