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What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

Only location: Tinea refers to the fungal infection of skin. Tinea pedis (pedis=foot) is athlete's foot, and tinea cruris (cruris=crotch) is jock itch. They differ only in location, and are treated the same way. ...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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What is the difference between vitiligo and tinea versicolor?

What is the difference between vitiligo and tinea versicolor?

Lots!: Vitiligo is a loss of pigment in the basal layer of the skin, while tinea versicolor is a superficial fungal infection. ...Read more

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What are the differences between dermatomycosis and dermatophytosis?

What are the differences between dermatomycosis and dermatophytosis?

Fungus: All dermatomycosis are dermatophytosis, but not other way around. Dermatophytons are keratin eating fungi, think 'ring worm'. Fungi just happening to attack skin are mycosis. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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 is a tinea versicolor?

A fungal infection: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin that can cause scaling and color changes. It commonly occurs on the chest, shoulders and upper back. The fungus that causes it can be found in many places, including the sweat someone leaves behind on a weight room bench. That is a reason why you may be asked to wipe down equipment after using it. ...Read more

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Are there any tinea versicolor at home cures?

Head and shoulders: Use shampoos with zinc and/or selenium as a body wash in the shower. Leave the shampoo on for several minutes and then wash off. Recurrence is common. ...Read more

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What is tinea versicolor and how can it be treated?

What is tinea versicolor and how can it be treated?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a superficial infection of the skin with a common yeast-like fungus. It occurs mostly on the trunk. It is usually treated with either topical antifungals or short-term oral antifungals. It commonly recurs. ...Read more

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I think I have tinea versicolor. How to tell for sure?

I think I have tinea versicolor. How to tell for sure?

Dermatolgist: A dermatologist will do a scrapping and look for the fungus with a microscope or use a wood's lamp that makes affected skin glow a yellowish green. ...Read more

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Is it possible that tinea versicolour be on forehead?? I'm very concerned

Relax...: Tinea versicolor is not a dangerous disease and is generally easy to treat. While the face is not a common area, the rash has been known to occur there, as well as the scalp and the groin and even the hands. See a doctor and find out for sure, but don't worry. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for tinea versicolor?

Prescription meds: This generally takes a simple prescription strength medication that most primary care docs can provide. I prescribe one in a lotion form. Contact your doc. ...Read more

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What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

What is athletes foot tinea pedis doing to the feet that makes or causes itching?

Good question.: Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection. The fungus is likely causing skin irritation in some manner. A mosquito bites and causes an inflammatory response. I am not sure if the fungus actually nibbles at you as they are microscopic and we don't see them, but I assume they are irritating the skin in some capacity. ...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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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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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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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