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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
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
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
Jock itch: The redness and itching should decrease.Get a more detailed answer ›
Each summer I suffer from tinea on my back. Used tinea creams. Is there any injections to stop it. .
Tinea: No, no injections that I know of. You say the lesions are on your back and noticeable only in summer. It is possible that what you have is tinea versicolor, especially if the spots are lighter than the surrounding sun-exposed skin. The topical treatment for this is selenium sulphide. Oral treatments also exist and can be very effective. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...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
Tinea pedis is: A fungus which is a living organism. It lives on skin by eating from the keratin layer of the skin. The body recognizes the fungus as a foreign body and as a result histamine gets released. Histamine causes certain reactions like itching, or sneezing, watery eyes...Many of the allergy like responses. ...Read more
No: Both are very commonGet a more detailed answer ›
You need a: Prescription antifungal cream for several months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it really white?: Is the color of your rash truly white or is it just a lighter than your normal skin? Is there a very fine scale on the skin also? You could have something such as a superficial fungus infection that can be treated easily. You should see a dermatologist who can make the proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Takes a minimum: Of 2-4 weeks of religious use. If it is somewhat better in 1.5 weeks, stick with it. If not, then see a doctor and get a prescription for a different antifungal. In addition, sometimeswhat you think is tinea pedis is something else which needs to be diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more
What do I use for tinea vesicolor. I saw the pair patch on my chest n it's spreading. M female Tnx.
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