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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
462 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?

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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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 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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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

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