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Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

The medical term is tinea cruis. It is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. The skin usually turns red ...Read more


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

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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How long does it take topical treatment for tinea manuum to work?

How long does it take topical treatment for tinea manuum to work?

Tinea: Tinea manum is essentially athlete's foot of the hand. Prescription treatment should only take 2 weeks to work. Otc meds may not work or may take much longer. I see a lot of "fungus" that is not fungus--no scraping or diagnosis was confirmed. So see your doctor to verify the condition and get a strong enough treatment to fix it. ...Read more

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Can tinea cruris dissapear without treatment or should I see a doc?

Can tinea cruris dissapear without treatment or should I see a doc?

May Resolve: Tinea cruris may resolve without treatment if the excessive moisture of the groin is reduced. Using over the counter powders or anti fungal creams including Lamisil (terbinafine) may aid in the resolution of the ailment. ...Read more

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After successful treatment for tinea v can I go in the sun and tan moderately to accelerate the pigment for the color to return ?

Repigmentation: The fungal organism that causes t.V. Eats the oils on your skin and breaks down the c18 fatty acids like oleic acid into the c9 dicarboxilic acid azeleic acid this chemical is toxic to melanocytes and kills them. The initial effect of sun exposure will be to accentuate the color differences because the normal skin will tan but the skin without melanocytes will not. New cells will migrate in event. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for tinea versicolor?

Several options: If you're not adverse to taking a safe medication... the physicians I've known who've had this very common skin problem take a big ketoconazole tablet and then go work out to build up a sweat. Doing this once a month usually keeps tinea versicolor under control. Topical ketoconazole, or a selenium sulfide shampoo, are among your many other options. ...Read more

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Can tinea versicolor be passed to another person? What is the treatment for it ?

Not contagious: This superficial fungal infection can be treated with either an anti-fungal cream, solution or sometimes if the case is severe oral medication. It does tend to come back even after it has been treated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for tinea on heels as well as on the hands?

Apply antifungal on : Your hands and apply to heels. Now you just medicated both regions. Assuming your DX is correct. ...Read more

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