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Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Overview)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving the hair or nails.


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What is trichophyton rubrum how is the fungus transmitted to humans?

What is trichophyton rubrum how is the fungus transmitted to humans?

Trichophyton: Fungal transmission occurs through direct contact with infected persons, animals, soil or fomites. Depending on their habitat, dermatophytes are described as anthropophilic (human), zoophilic (animal) or geophilic (soil). Anthropophilic dermatophytes are the most common sources of tinea infections, but zoophilic sources should be identified (if possible) and treated to prevent human reinfection. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
477 Doctors shared insights

Trichophyton (Overview)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving the hair or nails.


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Is ringworm ever deadly?

Is ringworm ever deadly?

No: Ringworm will not grow at body temperature, which is good. Reptiles (cold-blooded) have been known to die of these fungi. If you were this severely immunocompromised, some other infecton would have carried you off first. By contrast, the acne bacterium occasionally causes deep tissue infections, especially after heart surgery. ...Read more

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Hello, I think I have a ringworm at the back of my knee, it's a red circle but normal skin inside, it's not itchy or painful, I have put germaline on?

Psoriasis: I think this could be a ring worm but it is just as likely to be the common skin condition known as psoriasis. Your family physician should be able to easily distinguish this for you and recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have serious itching problems all over my body. When I did my blood test, the results were trichophyton. What is the best way to cure this?

Trichophyton: The best medication is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) for two to four weeks where there are large areas of fungus. See your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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How does trichophyton spread?

Contact: Trichophyton is a skin fungus that is spread through contact. It can spread it to exposed areas through contact with affected skin, sharing hats, contaminated combs/ brushes, etc. ...Read more

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What disease are caused by trichophyton?

Fungal infection: Trichophyton can cause athletes foot, fungus of the nails as well as the hair. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trichophyton?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving the hair or nails. ...Read more

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What trichophyton rubrum symptoms?

Hair Loss: If the t. Rubrum infection is in the scalp, then the area infected usually with have balding hairloss. There may also be itching, flaking, crusting and if the reaction gets bad enough, there could be a large area of redness, tenderness, swelling and puss - just like an abscess. This is called a kerion and requires oral antifungal therapy. ...Read more

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What way is trichophyton rubrum transmitted to humans?

Trichophyton: Fungal transmission occurs through direct contact with infected persons, animals, soil or fomites. Depending on their habitat, dermatophytes are described as anthropophilic (human), zoophilic (animal) or geophilic (soil). Anthropophilic dermatophytes are the most common sources of tinea infections, but zoophilic sources should be identified (if possible) and treated to prevent human reinfection. ...Read more

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Want to know what biosafety level is trichophyton rubrum?

See below: It is a fungus that causes athlete's foot and is generally not contagious (unless the person exposed is immune compromised i.e. Aids. ...Read more

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What is the trichophyton rubrum, and where is it found on the body?

What is the trichophyton rubrum, and where is it found on the body?

Fungus/ nowhere: This is the name of a fungus known to cause ringworm (tinea). It can be found on animals, in the dirt or occasionally on humans. It is not a normal part of the human system/background germs. ...Read more

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Which are the OTC effective disinfectants to use if there is trichophyton in the home?

Which are the OTC effective disinfectants to use if there is trichophyton in the home?

Treatment: If you are having a problem with trichophyton, you should see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton)?

Many: Treatment can range from topical medication, to oral medication, to removal of the toenail, or laser treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of onychomycosis trichophyton mentagrophyte?

There is: Topical, oral medicarion like lamisil, (terbinafine) laser or nothing, or any combination of the above. ...Read more

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What is trichophyton rubrum how is the fungus transmitted to humans?

Trichophyton: Fungal transmission occurs through direct contact with infected persons, animals, soil or fomites. Depending on their habitat, dermatophytes are described as anthropophilic (human), zoophilic (animal) or geophilic (soil). Anthropophilic dermatophytes are the most common sources of tinea infections, but zoophilic sources should be identified (if possible) and treated to prevent human reinfection. ...Read more

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I have serious itching problems all over my body. When I did my blood test, the results were trichophyton. What is the best way to cure this?

Trichophyton: The best medication is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) for two to four weeks where there are large areas of fungus. See your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Waht is the treatment for trichophyton rubrum?

Oral Antifungals: T. Rubrum fungal infections usually require oral antifungal therapy, especially if it is in the scalp. Examples of oral antifungals are ketoconazole, itraconazole, terbinafine, griseofulvin. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton mentagrophyte)?

Please help! What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton mentagrophyte)?

Mycotic nail: The best is to find a podiatrist that offers laser in your area all of the oral or topical meds are either dangerous or innefective. ...Read more

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What type of organism is trichophyton rubrum?

Dermatophyte: T. Rubrum is a very common cause of tinea capitis (scalp fungal infection). It is in the class of fungus called dermatophytes. Dermatophytes cause athelete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, tinea capitis and several other types of fungal infections of the skin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a trichophyton rubrum infection?

What are the symptoms of a trichophyton rubrum infection?

Jock itch, athl foot: I agree with dr bronfenbrener. Most people know this fungal infection as the most common cause of athlete's foot and jock itch. ...Read more

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Waht is the common treatment for people with trichophyton rubrum?

Waht is the common treatment for people with trichophyton rubrum?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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Anyone know about trichophyton rubrum treatment? Is it a simple OTC medication?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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What are the various herbal oils used for treating the infection caused by trichophyton?

What are the various herbal oils used for treating the infection caused by trichophyton?

Epson Salt and other: Try epsom salt first, then tea tree oil cream, colloidal silver and garlic. ...Read more

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What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

Itchy toes: Redness, itching and scaling between the toes and on the foot. ...Read more

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What type of organism is trichophyton rubrum? Is it very contagious? Is it hard to kill or easy to kill?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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What oral antifungal to use against trichophyton rubrum when you intend to get pregnant soon?

What oral antifungal to use against trichophyton rubrum when you intend to get pregnant soon?

Terbinafine: Terbinafine has been found to be effective for treating fungal nail infections, is listed as Pregnancy Category B ("Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women") & considered to be reasonably safe. Do discuss with your obstetrician before starting. ...Read more

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What type of organism is it trichophyton rubrum? Is it a spore? Is it a fungus? Parasite?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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Hi, my right foot is identified as trichophyton rubrum. I used ketoconazole cream 2% (ketoderm), but after 4months came back. Please let me know, thx?

Hi, my right foot is identified as trichophyton rubrum. I used ketoconazole cream 2% (ketoderm), but after 4months came back. Please let me know, thx?

? Wrong diagnosis: It's hard to tell from your question what the problem is. This organism can cause a number of fungal infections involving the skin and the toenail. It is also possible that what you are suffering from is another type of eczema. If the problem is recurrent "athletes foot" then perhaps you have a genetic predisposition to it. You may require chronic oral or topical antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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Wat is ringworm?

Ringworm: Ringworm is the common or lay term for a common superficial infection of the skin caused by a fungus (actually several types of fungus). It's name comes from the fact that the fungus tends to cause a circular patch of scaling scan with a slightly raised and redder border making it look like a ring. It can be treated with ordinary otc anti-fungal medications. ...Read more

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What cures ringworm?

Antifungal Meds: Without a prescription, I would recommend lamisil, (terbinafine) however, it can still take a week or more of treatment. If that does not work, or it is widespread, you may need prescription medication. Of course, you should be sure that you are treating ringworm and not some other rash or infection. Proper treatment requires a proper diadnosis. ...Read more

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What causes ringworm?

A fungus: The most common cause is a fungus called trichophyton tonsurans. ...Read more

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Is ringworm actually a worm?

No worms involved!: Ringworm (tinea corporis) 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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What are the creams for ringworm?

Antigungal creams: There are many over-the -counter creams for fungal infections. The difficulty lies in deciding if the "rash" you have is caused by a fungus. While they certainly can't hurt you if you are wrong, occasionally they will cause a contact dermatitis, further complicating the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I think I have ringworm on my dick?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be many things. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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How to cure ringworm?

Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp. ...Read more

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What's test 4 ringworm?

Micro exam, culture: Most of the time a dermatologist can diagnosis ringworm on visual exam alone. However, a microscopic exam (koh) or fungal culture (dtm) can be used to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to remove ringworm?

Direct contact: Most commonly the family pet brings it in the house. Give the pet a bathe if you have an outbreak. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more