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Doctor insights on: Tinea Faciei

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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?

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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Please what's the medicine for Tinea?

Many options: There are multiple options of medication. It depends on where the tinea is. Can be creams, shampoos or pills. ...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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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

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I have tinea cruris (jock itch) that won't go away, how can I treat this?

I have tinea cruris (jock itch) that won't go away, how can I treat this?

Antifungals: A topical antifungal such as tolnaftate usually clears this in a few days. You need to keep the area dry and not re-use towels. If this does not work, perhaps it is something else. Candida has satellite red lesions and requires a different treatment. ...Read more

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What can I use to prevent tinea versicolors recurrence during the summer months?

Tinea Versicolor: Use selenium shampoo daily. A dermatologist may prescribe topical or oral antifungals if the condition worsens. ...Read more

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Each summer I suffer from tinea on my back. Used tinea creams. Is there any injections to stop it. .

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

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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

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I am wondering why it itches from tinea pedis?

I am wondering why it itches from tinea pedis?

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

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Is there anything that can resemble tinea barbae?

T. Barbae: Folliculitis can resemble t barbae. T inea corporis can also resemble tinea barbae. ...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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Can tinea barbe be confused with herpes?

Could: Tinea can be diagnosed easily by examining skin scraping, KOH treatment of the sample and microscopic examination. Examining the hair with wood's lamp may also reveal the fungus. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get tinea off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get tinea off and on?

Local immune system: Prevalence to infection is combination of localized immune function and colonization by strain of fungus. The use of oral antifungal may eradicate the fungus. A dilute clorox bath 1 cup per tub one tp tpw times per week may decrease decolonization. ...Read more

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Which part of an athletes body would be affected by tinea pedis?

Which part of an athletes body would be affected by tinea pedis?

Pedis=feet: Tinea refers to a skin infection due to a fungus and if it on the feet then it is tinea pedis (athelete's foot). If you have it in the groin (jock itch) then it is tinea cruris, on the scalp it is tinea capitis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can someone please tell me a cure that is effective for treating tinea cruris?

Often easy: Tinea curries is usually very easy to treat with otc anti fungal creams or sprays. However, it is also easy to get again after it has resolved. Consider seeing your doctor if your condition doesn't get better. ...Read more

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I want to know what can cause my skin to get white, its not tinea and its not vitiligo.

I want to know what can cause my skin to get white, its not tinea and its not vitiligo.

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

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How to treat tinea capitis for the second time? Different meds or same meds as last time?

Depends: If you use the medicine not long enough, you are not going to see the result, not the problem with the medicine.
A minimum of 3 months for griseofulvin, 2 months of ketoconazole, terbinafine, etc.
If you try long enough, not working, then shift to another. ...Read more

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I applied medication for tinea pedis but it doesn't help? Been using it 1.5 weeks already?

I applied medication for tinea pedis but it doesn't help? Been using it 1.5 weeks already?

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

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What do I use for tinea vesicolor. I saw the pair patch on my chest n it's spreading. M female Tnx.

What do I use for tinea vesicolor. I saw the pair patch on my chest n it's spreading. M female Tnx.

Ok...: Clean and iron all your clothes and linen....particularly one which touch your skin. Take Nizoral (ketoconazole) 400mg by mouth and do some physical work to sweat a lot that day. Avoid alcohol for couple days.....This is a one time treatment.....which clears it. ...Read more