Round fungus on skin: Jock Itch Treatment, Symptoms, Medicine, Causes & Home Remedies
Skin Chafing Causes, Treatments, Prevention
If you are an exercise enthusiast, or if you are overweight, you have probably experienced skin chafing, the annoying and often painful result of skin rubbing against skin or clothing. Chafing can occur anywhere on your body, but the thighs, groin, underarms, and nipples are particularly vulnerable.
There are a number of ways to prevent skin chafing, so don’t let it slow you down.
Ways to Prevent Skin Chafing
In order to prevent skin chafing, you must decrease the amount of friction to your skin. Here are some ways to do this:
Stay dry. Wet skin can make chafing worse. Before you head out the door, apply talcum and alum powders to areas that get the most sweaty. Powders can help wick moisture away from the skin. Don’t stay in wet or sweaty clothes.
Lubricate. Apply petroleum jelly, or a similar product, to hot spots. Lubricants can help reduce friction to the skin. Petroleum jelly is inexpensive and widely available; several types of lubricants are available over the counter. You may have to try a few before you find the one that works best for you. To reduce nipple chafing, petroleum jelly, patches, or tape can be placed on your nipples to reduce friction.
Dress right. When exercising, wear proper-fitting, moisture-wicking clothes, such as those made with synthetic fibers. Do not exercise in cotton. Compression shorts, such as those worn by cyclists, may help reduce thigh chafing. Also, less is more when it comes to dressing for exercise. If it is warm outside, consider running without a shirt if you are a man and in only a jogging bra if you are a woman. Lastly, choose exercise clothes and bras that have smooth seams to avoid rubbing.
How to Treat Chafing
Skin chafing should be treated, so don’t ignore it. Gently clean the chafed area with water and dry it thoroughly. After cleaning the area, apply a substance like petroleum jelly. If the area is very painful, swollen, bleeding, or crusted, your health care provider may recommend a medicated ointment.
Give your skin some time to heal from chafing before being active again. Continued friction will only make it worse and could lead to infection. If your skin chafing does not improve after trying these self-care measures, make an appointment to see your doctor. You may need an antibiotic ointment if the area becomes infected.
Tinea (Ringworm, Jock Itch, Athlete’s Foot)
For active kids, locker-room showers and heaps of sweaty clothes are part of their everyday lives — and so is the risk of getting fungal skin infections.
Jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm are all types of fungal skin infections known collectively as tinea. They’re caused by fungi called dermatophytes that live on skin, hair, and nails and thrive in warm, moist areas.
Symptoms of these infections can vary depending on where they appear on the body. The source of the fungus might be soil, an animal (usually a cat, dog, or rodent), or in most cases, another person. Minor skin injuries (such as scratches) and too much exposure to heat and humidity make a person more likely to get a skin infection.
It’s important to teach kids how to avoid fungal skin infections, which can be itchy and uncomfortable. If they do get one, most can be treated with over-the-counter medication, though some might require treatment by a doctor.
Ringworm isn’t a worm, but a fungal infection of the scalp or skin that got its name from the ring or series of rings that it can produce.
Symptoms of Ringworm
Ringworm of the scalp may start as a small sore that resembles a pimple before becoming patchy, flaky, or scaly. These flakes may look like dandruff. It can cause some hair to fall out or break into stubbles. It can also cause the scalp to become swollen, tender, and red.
Sometimes, there may be a swollen, inflamed mass known as a kerion, which oozes fluid. This can be confused with impetigo or cellulitis. When the scalp has this infection, it can sometimes also cause swollen lymph glands at the back of the head.
Ringworm of the skin makes the skin itchy and red and creates a round patchy rash that has raised borders and a clear center.
Ringworm of the nails may affect one or more nails on the hands or feet. The nails may become thick, white or yellowish, and brittle.
If you suspect that your child has ringworm, call your doctor.
Ringworm is fairly easy to diagnose and treat. Most of the time, the doctor can diagnose it by looking at it or by scraping off a small sample of the flaky infected skin to test for the fungus. The doctor may recommend an antifungal ointment for ringworm of the skin. For ringworm of the scalp or nails, where the infection is usually deeper in the skin, the doctor may prescribe a syrup or pill to take by mouth. Whatever treatment is chosen, your child should take the medicine as long as it is prescribed, even if the rash seems to be getting better. If not, the ringworm can come back.
An antifungal shampoo prescribed by the doctor also can help prevent the spread of the fungal spores. If your child was sent home from school for ringworm, he or she should be able to attend school again after starting treatment.
Ringworm usually spreads from fallen hair or skin cells, so it’s important to encourage kids to avoid sharing combs, brushes, pillows, and hats with others. Sometimes, ringworm can be spread from tools at the barber or from furniture or shared towels.
Jock itch, an infection of the groin and upper thighs, got its name because cases are commonly seen in active kids who sweat a lot while playing sports. But the fungus that causes the jock itch infection can thrive on the skin of any kids who spend time in hot and humid weather, wear tight clothing like bathing suits that cause friction, share towels and clothing, and don’t completely dry off their skin. It can last for weeks or months if it goes untreated.
Symptoms of Jock Itch
Symptoms of jock itch may include:
- itching, chafing, or burning in the groin, thigh, or anal area
- skin redness in the groin, thigh, or anal area
- flaking, peeling, or cracking skin
Treating Jock Itch
Jock itch can usually be treated with over-the-counter antifungal creams and sprays. When using one of these, kids should:
- Wash and then dry the area with a clean towel.
- Apply the antifungal cream, powder, or spray as directed on the label.
- Change clothing, especially the underwear, every day.
- Continue this treatment for 2 weeks, even if symptoms disappear, to prevent the infection from recurring.
If the ointment or spray is not effective, call your doctor, who can prescribe other treatment.
Preventing Jock Itch
Jock itch can be prevented by keeping the groin area clean and dry, particularly after showering, swimming, and sweaty activities.
Athlete’s foot typically affects the soles of the feet, the areas between the toes, and sometimes the toenails. It can also spread to the palms of the hands, the groin, or the underarms if your child touches the affected foot and then touches another body part. It got its name because it affects people whose feet tend to be damp and sweaty, which is often the case with athletes.
Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot
The symptoms of athlete’s foot may include itching, burning, redness, and stinging on the soles of the feet. The skin may flake, peel, blister, or crack.
Treating Athlete’s Foot
A doctor can often diagnose athlete’s foot simply by examining the foot or by taking a small scraping of the affected skin to see if it has the fungus that causes athlete’s foot.
Over-the-counter antifungal creams and sprays may effectively treat mild cases of athlete’s foot within a few weeks. Athlete’s foot can recur or be more serious. If that’s the case, ask your doctor about trying a stronger treatment.
Preventing Athlete’s Foot
Because the fungus that causes athlete’s foot thrives in warm, moist areas, you can prevent infections by keeping feet and the space between the toes clean and dry.
Athlete’s foot is contagious and can be spread in damp areas, such as public showers or pool areas, so it’s wise to take extra precautions. Encourage kids to:
- wear waterproof shoes or flip-flops in public showers, like those in locker rooms
- alternate shoes or sneakers to prevent moisture buildup and fungus growth
- avoid socks that trap moisture or make the feet sweat, and instead choose cotton or wool socks or socks made of fabric that wicks away the moisture
- choose sneakers that are well ventilated with small holes to keep the feet dry
By taking the proper precautions and teaching them to your kids, you can prevent these uncomfortable skin infections from putting a crimp in your family’s lifestyle.
Tinea Infections (Ringworm, Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch)
Doctors use the word tinea to describe a group of contagious skin infections caused by a few different types of fungi. They can affect many areas of the skin and depending on their location and fungal type, the infection has different names.
Tinea capitis is a skin infection or ringworm of the scalp caused by a fungus called dermatophytes (capitis comes from the Latin word for head). It mostly affects children.
Tinea corporis is ringworm of the body (corporis means body in Latin). In wrestlers this is often called tinea gladiatorum.
Tinea pedis or athlete’s foot is an infection that occurs on the feet, particularly between the toes (pedis is the Latin word for foot).
Tinea cruris or jock itch tends to create a rash in the moist, warm areas of the groin (cruris means leg in Latin). It most often occurs in boys when they wear athletic gear.
Tinea versicolor or pityriasis versicolor is a common skin infection caused by a slow-growing fungus (Pityrosporum orbiculare) that is a type of yeast. It is a mild infection that can occur on many parts of the body.
Although the name ringworm is attached to some of these conditions, worms are not involved in any of them. The infections are caused by fungi.
Signs and Symptoms
In many cases of ringworm and other tinea infections, circular, ring-shaped sores are formed, which is why the term ringworm is used. On the body, these lesions or patches may be slightly red and often have a scaly border. They may grow to about 1 inch in diameter. While some children have just one patch, others may have several of them. They tend to be itchy and uncomfortable.
In ringworm of the scalp, itching may develop on the head, along with round and raised lesions. Hair loss can occur in patches. Some cases of scalp ringworm do not produce obvious rings and can be confused with dandruff or cradle cap. In a few cases, the child will have a reaction to the fungus and develop a large boggy area called a kerion. This looks like a pus-filled sore (abscess), but it is really an allergic reaction to the fungus. The infected area will heal once the fungus is treated. Steroids are often given to speed healing. Sometimes, bacteria can infect the area later. If this occurs, your pediatrician may advise the use of antibacterials.
When fungi cause athlete’s foot, the skin can become itchy and red with cracking and flaking between the toes. This is most common in adolescents.
Tinea infections are spread by skin-to-skin contact, most often when a child touches another person who is already infected. The fungi thrive in warm, damp environments and at times can be spread in moist surfaces, such as the floors of locker rooms or public showers. When a child sweats during physical activity, the moisture on the skin can increase the chances of a fungal infection.
The incubation period for these infections is not known.
When To Call Your Pediatrician
Contact your pediatrician if your child has symptoms of a tinea infection.
How Is The Diagnosis Made?
Most tinea infections can be diagnosed by your pediatrician on visual examination of the affected area. The diagnosis can be confirmed by taking skin scrapings at the site of the infection—for example, by gently scraping a damp area of the scalp with a blunt scalpel or toothbrush—and testing the collected cells in the laboratory. Also, when one type of fungal infection is looked at in a dark room using a special blue light called a Wood’s lamp, it will have a fluorescent appearance. Not all of the fungi are fluorescent, so this test can’t be used to rule out the possibility of a fungal skin or scalp infection.
Antifungal medications applied directly on the head are ineffective for treating ringworm of the scalp. Instead, your pediatrician may recommend giving your child antifungal medications by mouth, most often a medicine called griseofulvin, that should be taken for an average of 4 to 6 weeks. A variety of other medicines can be used. Washing your child’s hair with selenium sulfide shampoo can decrease shedding that could spread the infection to others.
Over-the-counter antifungal or drying powders and creams are effective for other types of tinea infections, including athlete’s foot and tinea corporis. Your pediatrician may prescribe a cream for treating the rash associated with jock itch. Topical medications including clotrimazole and ketoconazole are used to treat ringworm of the body as well as tinea versicolor.
What Is The Prognosis?
Ringworm infections usually respond well to treatment within a few weeks, although they can sometimes come back.
Good hygiene is important for preventing many tinea infections. For example, to avoid ringworm of the scalp, make sure your child shampoos often, and encourage him to avoid sharing hairbrushes, combs, hats, hair ribbons, and hair clips with other children. He should keep his skin and feet clean and dry, especially between the toes. Have your child wear sandals in locker rooms or at public showers or swimming pools. Give your youngster clean socks and underwear every day.
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
Tinea Versicolor | Skin of Color Society
Jennifer C. Li, BS and Roopal V. Kundu, MD
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection that leads to a change (darker or lighter) in color in areas on the skin. One may notice round to oval spots, with fine dust-like scaling as well as mild itching. In severe tinea versicolor, the spots can coalesce to form patches. The fungus that causes tinea versicolor is normally present on human skin and usually poses no problems. Many factors, including warm and humid climates, can increase the risk of developing tinea versicolor.
What is the cause of tinea versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is caused by fungus of the Malassezia spp. (formerly known as Pityrosporum). Since this fungus is normally present on the skin’s surface, it is NOT contagious. The two most common species in tinea versicolor are M globosa and M furfur.
The main predisposing factors of tinea versicolor include:
- Warm and humid climates
- Exposure to sunlight
- Corticosteroid administration
- Application of oily preparations
- Genetic predisposition
- Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating
How do I know if I have tinea versicolor?
Signs of tinea versicolor include spots or patches or variable color, which may range from white to light or dark brown to pink or red to gray-black. These spots or patches are visible. You may also have mild itching.
The classic presentation is that tinea versicolor primarily affects the trunk and upper arms. In most patients, the spots or patches of tinea versicolor become more lightly pigmented after a period of darker pigmentation, either spontaneously or with sunlight exposure.
However, tinea versicolor can look different in patients with skin of color:
- Some research has shown that dark-skinned individuals with tinea versicolor or those who have tanned skin are likely to present with secondary skin changes that result in lighter color.
- Inverse tinea versicolor, commonly seen in skin of color, affects the face, knees, elbows, armpits, groin, hands, and feet.
- The variant tinea versicolor alba, has been especially noted in black patients, in which the more lightly pigmented spots or patches appear without a darker pigmentation stage.2
- Atrophying tinea versicolor, associated with thinning and loss of elasticity of the skin, has been recently reported in Korea, and may be a concern for patients of color.3
Your physician will typically diagnose tinea versicolor based on clinical exam and patient history; if needed, the ultraviolet black light (Wood’s light) may be supportive, revealing coppery-orange fluorescence. The diagnosis can be confirmed by potassium hydroxide (KOH) preparation, which demonstrates the classic “spaghetti and meatballs” of short, cigar butt hyphae and spores.
What treatments are available for tinea versicolor?
Treatment of tinea versicolor for people with skin of color typically involves using topical antifungal agents. Clearance of the disease can be achieved but recurrence is common. There is no permanent scarring or skin color changes, though the change in skin color can take 3-4 months or more to improve.
In addition to following standard treatments it is recommended that skin of color patients are given more aggressive treatment due to the secondary skin color changes, which can last several months even with successful treatment.
Overall, topical therapy is preferred. However, systemic treatment may be used if there is inadequate response to topical treatments, extensive involvement, multiple relapses, or for ease of use.
Since the causative fungus lives on skin, recurrence of tinea versicolor is common. The return rate can be as high as 60% in the first year of tinea versicolor diagnosis, and increase to 80% in the second year. Preventative therapy such as weekly applications of any of the topical treatment options once weekly for 2-3 months following treatment and then during summer months may help prevent recurrence.
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Tinea Versicolor | HealthLink BC
What is tinea versicolor?
Tinea versicolor (say “TIH-nee-uh VER-sih-kuh-ler”) is a fungal infection that causes many small, flat spots on the skin. The spots can be flaky or mildly itchy. The many small spots may blend into large patchy areas, usually on the oily parts of the upper body like the chest and back. The spots can be either lighter or darker than the skin around them.
What causes tinea versicolor?
Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus. This fungus lives all around us, including on the skin. Normally, regular washing and showering removes dead skin and fungi (more than one fungus). But in hot and humid weather, such as during the summer or in tropical areas, fungi may grow more rapidly. As these fungi grow in number, their natural balance on the skin is affected, the normal colour of the skin changes, and spots appear.
People with oily skin, especially teenagers and young adults, are more likely to get tinea versicolor. It does not spread from person to person.
Other things that increase your chance of getting tinea versicolor include:
- Having an impaired immune system, which can occur during pregnancy or from some illnesses.
- Using certain medicines, such as corticosteroids, antibiotics, or birth control pills.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of tinea versicolor include small, flat, round or oval spots that may, over time, form patches. The spots occur on oily areas of skin on the upper chest, back, or upper arms or, less often, on the upper thighs, neck, or face.
The spots can be lighter or darker than the skin around them. If your skin tends to get darker with sun exposure, the spots may be easier to see in the summer because they don’t tan with the rest of your skin. For people whose skin is lighter during the winter, the spots may be harder to see at that time of year.
The spots are flat and may be white, pink, red, tan, or brown, depending on your skin colour. Each person’s spots are usually just one colour. The spotted skin may be scaly. Although it’s not common, your skin may itch, especially when you are hot.
How is tinea versicolor diagnosed?
Your doctor often can tell if you have tinea versicolor by looking at the spots.
He or she may look at a sample (scraping) of the infected skin under a microscope. The test used most often for this is the KOH test. This can show whether the problem is caused by a fungus.
How is it treated?
Treatment can prevent the rash from spreading and improve the appearance of your skin. The condition is easy to treat. But not everyone chooses to get treatment. You only need to treat the infection if it bothers you or causes problems.
Products that you put on your skin (topical treatments) are the most common treatment for tinea versicolor.
- These may include antifungal shampoos, creams, and foams. Shampoos can be used on the body as well as the head and may be easier to use than creams or foams.
- Depending on how strong the medicine is, you may or may not need a prescription for these products. For example, shampoos used to treat tinea versicolor usually contain selenium sulfide. They are available in 2.5% strength with a prescription and in 1% strength without a prescription (for example, Selsun Blue, Head and Shoulders).
- You may need to use the product once or twice each day for 1 to 2 weeks or longer.
If the infection is severe, returns often, or does not get better with skin care, your doctor may prescribe antifungal pills. Pills tend to be easier for people to use than the products that you put on your skin. They may also work better at curing the rash. But they have side effects and can affect your heart and liver, so you may need blood tests while you’re taking them. People with liver problems, heart problems, or other health problems may not be able to take the pills.
Treatment kills the fungi quickly. But it can take months for the spots to disappear and for your skin colour to return to normal. Also, the infection tends to come back after treatment. It may come and go over the years. In general, it tends to get better as you get older.
Can tinea versicolor be prevented?
If you have frequent problems with tinea versicolor, there are a couple of things you can do so that it is less likely to come back.
- Use antifungal skin creams, shampoos, or solutions at least once a month. Ask your doctor if you should use them more often.
- Talk to your doctor about taking antifungal pills once a month. Most people don’t need to do this, but it can help in some cases.
Some doctors believe that fungi that remain in clothing may cause the infection to return. Normal washing and cleaning is usually effective in removing the fungus from clothes. But for persistent tinea versicolor, you may need to dry-clean your clothes or wash them in the hottest possible water.
Tinea and Candida Infections of the Skin
The Fungi Story
Fungi were originally classified as plants—think, grocery-store mushrooms— and many people are unaware that these chlorophyll- and cell wall—deficient organisms are not plant species. Most fungi thrive at temperatures between 53. 6°F and 86°F (12°C-30°C). Mammals’ high body temperatures compared with ambient temperatures endow them with protective endothermy (inhospitable temperature for fungal growth) against fungi that enter the body.2
The approximately 300 fungi that cause disease in humans are primarily dermatophytes—they infect our outer skin—and they are classified by the area they infect. Fungi need warmth and moisture, making sweaty feet, skin folds, and mucous membranes attractive. Some fungi are yeast-like, causing infections such as candidiasis, while others are mold-like, causing tinea infections. This article examines the most common fungal skin infections3 (Online Table4-6).
Candida yeasts grow on the skin’s surface. Antibiotic use or immune system dysfunction creates opportunities for oral, digestive, or vaginal overgrowth. Candida fungi prefer moist areas, making Candida a common cause of diaper rash, rash in obese patients’ skin folds, and vaginal infections. Candida infection often responds to nystatin.5,6
Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch, and Ringworm
Three types of fungal infection are closely related:
- Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot): on any given day, 20% of Americans are infected (most of them are men). Risk factors include wearing athletic shoes that retain warmth and perspiration and using public athletic facilities. Most patients can treat athlete’s foot successfully with an OTC topical antifungal, although severe cases require a prescription product. Recurrence is common, even after prolonged treatment.6,7
- Tinea cruris (jock itch): this infection frequently follows athlete’s foot and is characterized by burning, scaly, and itchy skin. It typically affects young males, although women can contract it, as well. Some clinicians counsel patients infected with athlete’s foot to put socks on before underwear to prevent the infection’s spread. 6,7
- Tinea corporis (ringworm—a misnomer, it’s not a worm): highly contagious, ringworm forms on the trunk or extremities, and affects more women than men. Ringworm’s vectors are shared clothing and towels, direct contact with others who are infected, and companion animals.6,7 These 3 infections usually respond to topical treatment with terbinafine, butenafine, or luliconazole. Extensive or severe infection, however, may require oral antifungals.6-8
Tinea capitis (scalp infection) attacks scalp, eyebrow, and eyelash hair follicles and is typically diagnosed in African American children aged 3 to 9 years. Topical agents cannot penetrate the hair shaft, necessitating oral treatment. Terbinafine and fluconazole have largely displaced griseofulvin, the older drug of choice, because they are safe and effective and produce results faster. Patients who use selenium or ketoconazole shampoo for the first 2 weeks are less likely to spread the infection to others. 9-11
Pityriasis versicolor (skin infection [formerly tinea versicolor]) usually thrives in warm and humid environments. People who have seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff, and hyperhidrosis seem to acquire the infection more than others, yet the factors promoting its growth are poorly understood. Patients often complain of itching or flaking. Treatments include topical selenium sulfate, ketoconazole, terbinafine, or ciclopirox.5,12 Oral antifungals can also be used. Although longer therapy treatments are more effective, some clinicians prescribe a single dose and then direct the patient to exercise heavily 1 to 2 hours later to induce sweating. Patients then allow the sweat to evaporate, and delay showering for a day, which leaves a film of the medication on the skin.13
Onychomycosis (nail infection) can be painful, disfiguring, and psychologically disconcerting as the fungus invades the nail bed and inflammation occurs. Onychomycosis is usually treated with 3 to 6 months of oral therapy. Prescribers often choose oral terbinafine because of its superior effectiveness, tolerability, and low cost, but oral fluconazole is also effective.4,14 Medication frequently fails, however. The FDA recently approved efinaconazole, a topical product that is used once daily for 48 weeks.15 Patients need to be reminded that it takes 9 to 12 months for the disfigured nail to grow out. Up to 50% of infections recur.4,14 Laser treatment can also cure onychomycosis.4,16
Fungal infections are common. Once treated, however, they tend to resolve completely. The Sidebar lists points to remember regarding dermal fungi.
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Table: Common Fungal Skin Infections
Signs and Symptoms
Yeasts of the genus Candida
· Cutaneous candidiasis is usually red, flaky, and itchy
· Oral thrush is usually caused by Candida albicans, and ordinarily presents with white patches or plaques on the tongue and other oral mucous membranes; redness or soreness; dysphagia; and angular cheilitis (cracking at the corners of the mouth)
· Uncommon among healthy adults
Pityriasis versicolor (formerly tinea versicolor)
Yeasts of the genus Malassezia
· Marked skin discoloration (lightening or darkening), usually on the oily skin of the chest and back, and occasionally the neck and upper arms
· Lesions appear white, brown, tan, or pink
· Occurs on the scalp, and usually starts with itching and scaling
· Often causes alopecia or dotted areas of inflammation
· May progress to kerion (boggy
tender plaques and pustules)
Tinea corporis (ringworm)
· Red, itchy; 1- to 5-cm circular rash
· Often mistaken for eczema; worsens after treatment with steroids
· Initial red pustular lesions; patches spread quickly
· Chronic infection is possible, and its milder rash spreads slowly
Tinea cruris (jock itch)
· Appears around the groin, anus, and inner thighs, usually sparing the penis and scrotum
· The rash’s center can become reddish-brown, while the edges develop scale, bumps, or oozing blisters
Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot)
Trichophyton mentagrophytes var interdigitale
· Burning and itching are hallmark symptoms; some people develop blisters; skin lesions on the heels, soles, or along the sides of the feet; or fissures between toes
Tinea unguium (onychomycosis)
Trichophyton mentagrophytes var mentagrophytes
· Causes dystrophic, thick, brittle, discolored nails
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Adapted from references 4-6.
Sidebar: Treating Tinea Infections: Points to Remember
· Dermatophytes are resistant to nystatin, so it is an inappropriate treatment. Nystatin is often effective for treating cutaneous Candida infections.
· Avoid oral ketoconazole because it can cause hepatic toxicity; other drugs are safer.
· Terbinafine is usually a better option than griseofulvin for treating onychomycosis.
· Avoid using combination products containing corticosteroids; they can aggravate fungal infections.
· Topical butenafine and terbinafine are more effective than topical clotrimazole or miconazole.
· For treating tinea capitis, an oral agent is needed and should be combined with a sporicidal shampoo (selenium sulfide or ketoconazole).
Adapted from references 4-6 and 17.
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Expert Advice on How to Get Rid of Ringworm
I’ve Got an Itchy, Red Rash! Is It Ringworm?
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and while its primary function is to protect your body from infection, it can sometimes become infected itself. Knowing the difference between various skin infections can help you determine your best course of treatment and whether medical attention is necessary.
If you or a family member develops an itchy, red rash, it could be a sign of dermatophytosis — more commonly known as ringworm.
Ringworm is a fungal skin infection that can infect up to 20% of the U.S. population at any given time. It’s also usually localized to a particular area of the body, and depending on where it originates, determines what it’s called.
Curious about the different types of ringworm? Here’s a complete list, including what you should look for and how to get rid of an infection.
There are 7 Common Types of Ringworm
1. Tinea Corporis
Body Part Affected: Torso, arms or legs
Signs and Symptoms:
- Classic round spots typical of ringworm that can have a more pronounced outer border
- Starts with a red, itchy and scaly area of skin that is slightly raised
- A kerion or blister-like lesion can appear
Treatment: Generally treated with nonprescription antifungal cream, lotion or powder for two to four weeks.
2. Tinea Pedis, or Athlete’s Foot
Body Part Affected: Feet
Signs and Symptoms:
- Round, dry patches on the top of the foot
- Clusters of blisters on the side of the foot
- Moist, peeling and irritable skin between the toes
- Entire sole, heel and sides of the foot may become dry but not inflamed
Treatment: Generally treated with nonprescription antifungal cream, lotion or powder for two to four weeks.
3. Tinea Unguium, or Onychomycosis
Body Part Affected: Fingernails or toenails
Signs and Symptoms:
- White or yellow streaks on the fingernails or toenails
- Crumbly nail that may lift up easily
- Flaky white patches on the top of the nail plate
Treatment: Generally treated with prescription antifungal medication taken by mouth for several months; a topical medical nail lacquer might also be suggested.
4. Tinea Cruris, or Jock Itch
Body Part Affected: Groin
Signs and Symptoms:
- Reddish-brown rash that starts in the folds of the groin and can spread to one or both thighs or the buttocks
Treatment: Generally treated with nonprescription antifungal cream, lotion or powder for two to four weeks.
5. Tinea Barbae
Body Part Affected: Facial hair areas
Signs and Symptoms:
- Red, lumpy blisters
- Crusting around the beard or moustache area that can be itchy
- Facial hair is easily pulled out
Treatment: Generally treated with prescription antifungal medication taken by mouth for one to three months.
6. Tinea Capitis
Body Part Affected: Scalp
Signs and Symptoms:
- Round, itchy and scaly spots
- Dry, scaly skin; similar to dandruff
- Bald spots from hair loss
- A kerion or blister-like lesion can appear
Treatment: Generally treated with prescription antifungal medication taken by mouth for one to three months; topical antifungal shampoo might also be suggested to prevent spreading of scalp ringworm.
7. Tinea Faciei
Body Part Affected: Face (excluding the facial hair and scalp areas)
Signs and Symptoms:
- Round or oval itchy spots on the cheeks
- Edges of the spots may be raised
- Spots may include bumps, blisters or scabs
What Causes Ringworm?
Despite what the name may suggest, ringworm isn’t actually caused by parasitic worms. It’s the result of an infection from one of about 40 kinds of dermatophytes — or groups of fungi.
The 3 most typical are:
Ringworm fungi are believed to live as spores in soil for extended periods. When these mold-like parasites come in contact with a human (or animal) body, they choose to inhabit the cells on the outer layer of the skin.
So, how do you become infected? Here are the 4 methods for contracting ringworm:
- Person-to-person contact – The most common way to contract ringworm is through contact with another person who is infected. Because symptoms don’t develop until four to fourteen days after initial exposure, you or a family member could be in contact with someone who doesn’t know they’re infected.
- Animal-to-person contact – Ringworm can also spread by touching an animal with ringworm. Household pets like cats and dogs can contract ringworm and so can farm animals.
- Object-to-person contact – You can also get ringworm by coming in contact with items or surfaces an infected person or animal has also had contact with. Such objects include clothes, towels, bedding or brushes.
- Soil-to-person contact – It is rare, but sometimes ringworm can spread through contact with infected soil. This would most likely happen only from extended contact with soil that’s highly infected.
There are also some conditions that put you at higher risk for getting ringworm. Since fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, you’re more likely to contract an infection if you live in a warm climate, or frequent locker rooms or swimming pools.
You can also get ringworm through contact sports that involve skin-to-skin contact and through wearing tight or restrictive clothing.
While ringworm doesn’t usually spread below the surface of the skin, people who are immunocompromised — carriers of infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, for example — may find it more difficult to get rid of an infection.
How Do I Get Rid of Ringworm?
Oral and topical medications are your best bet for clearing ringworm fast. However, fungal diseases are highly contagious, so early intervention is critical to preventing it from spreading to other areas of your body or infecting others.
When to Seek Medical Advice
Typically, it takes two to four weeks for a skin infection to clear up. Infections of the scalp, facial hair area and nails, however, tend to last for a few months. If you’ve begun an antifungal treatment and it’s not better within two weeks, or your infection has spread to other body parts, visit your doctor or an urgent care center.
Healthcare professionals, like those at GoHealth Urgent Care, can examine your infected area(s). Before giving you a diagnosis, the doctor may send a skin sample to the lab to confirm it’s a fungus that causes ringworm of the body.
If deemed necessary, your provider might give you a prescription for a stronger medication.
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Can I Prevent Ringworm from Spreading?
Besides taking fungal medicine for as long as recommended, or trying some home remedies for ringworm, there are other tips that can help you receive the best results from treatment and spare others for getting your infection.
- Wash your hands after touching any part of your body with ringworm. This can prevent the spread of infection to other areas.
- Keep all infected areas clean and dry. When showering, wash affected areas and dry them with a clean towel. Use a different towel for other areas of your body. Since fungi love moist environments, this is particularly important after a workout.
- Treat all areas infected. If your ringworm has spread to other areas, it’s important to use cream, lotion, powder and/or oral medicine as directed on all infected body parts. For example, if you’re suffering from both jock itch and athlete’s foot, use antifungal lotions and powders for both infections.
- Thoroughly clean infected items. Ringworm can survive for a long time, so to avoid reinfecting yourself or someone else, wash your clothes, shoes (with athlete’s foot), towels, bedding, etc. Wear clothes, such as socks or shirts, only once if you wore them the day before.
- Use flip flops or waterproof shoes in public showers, pool areas and locker rooms. Don’t go barefoot if you have athlete’s foot because you could easily spread the infection to others.
Other Skin Conditions
Just because you have an itchy, red rash doesn’t necessarily mean it’s ringworm. There are several reasons for skin irritation besides a fungal infection, such as allergens, chemicals, drugs, viruses and temperature.
Many skin conditions may present like ringworm but are in fact “ringworm look-alike.” Nummular eczema, for example, forms as a coin-shaped patch of scaly, dry skin on your torso, arms, legs or hands. While the cause of this form of eczema is unknown, it can result from dry skin in the winter, poor blood flow, inflammation, metal materials and medications like topical antibiotic creams.
Psoriasis can also look-alike ringworm, with dry, cracked skin that may bleed. It ranges from a few spots to major eruptions of red patches of skin that cover large areas, from your feet and nails to your torso and scalp.
The cause for psoriasis is also not fully understood, but it’s thought to be related to an immune system deficiency. Certain triggers – strep throat, smoking or heavy alcohol consumption, vitamin D deficiency, stress and medications like lithium – can start or worsen the symptoms.
Psoriasis can also put you at higher risk for developing other diseases like psoriatic arthritis, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Actinic keratosis or solar keratosis, are scaly patches of skin caused by high-exposure to the sun. They can be an early warning sign of skin cancer and doctors recommend early treatment to prevent the development of squamous cell skin cancer.
Other skin conditions that are similar to ringworm include granuloma, pityriasis rosea, impetigo, cellulitis and seborrhea.
The unfortunate thing about ringworm is that it’s very contagious. The good thing is that it’s treatable. Regardless of what type of ringworm infection you or your family member has, by taking the appropriate antifungal medication, you can get rid of it quickly.
In addition, there are several home remedies and lifestyle choices you can make to prevent fungi from spreading to your other body parts or other people and pets you come in contact with. Know that what you might think are unsightly spots or temporary hair loss from ringworm will resolve.
If you’re treating what you think is ringworm and it doesn’t seem to get any better, the doctors at any of our urgent care centers can perform an easy lab test to ensure your condition is in fact ringworm. With time, you’ll be fungus free!
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Pink lichen: treatment, causes, symptoms
Almost any person remembers how in childhood, when you go to a street fluffy kitten to pet, you hear the terrible: “Don’t touch! Pick up the lichen. ” However, it is transmitted not only through contact with an animal. Its widespread variety is pink lichen.
What is lichen rosacea and how to recognize it? This skin disease is infectious and allergic. It is also called Gibert’s disease, after the one who first described it in humans.Flaky roseola is one of the names of this disease.
The disease manifests itself in the form of spots on the skin. First, several so-called maternal formations appear, about 5 cm in size. Then, within a week, a large number of similar specks, smaller in size, are scattered throughout the body. The most vulnerable are the abdomen, shoulders and thighs. On the face and neck, rashes are rare.
All spots, both maternal and “children” have the same appearance: pink or with a yellowish tinge of a round shape, flaky inside with a smooth rim.Often, in addition to spots, this disease no longer manifests itself in any way. Therefore, as soon as any characteristic formations were found on the body, you should immediately contact a special clinic for the diagnosis of pink lichen.
Sometimes itching appears in the affected areas, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck and chin. If a person’s immunity is severely weakened, severe fatigue, fever or general intoxication of the whole body appears. There are times when the external manifestation differs from the usual: blisters or white nodules appear on the skin.
Methods of infection
To date, there is no consensus on the methods of infection. There is an assumption that the source of the disease is the herpes virus and people with low immunity, those who have recently suffered viral infections, colds, who are often hypothermic, are at risk of contracting Gibert’s disease. Women and children have a significantly higher risk of infection than men. Observations show that people over 40 years of age and babies are practically not infected with this infection.
Is this disease contagious? There is no single answer to this question. There is an opinion that it can be transmitted by tactile contact or by airborne droplets. A prerequisite for a person to become infected is the presence of a provoking factor. In practice, it has been observed that the transmission of this virus from one person to another occurs infrequently.
Only a qualified specialist can determine what exactly a person is infected with. First, a visual inspection is carried out.However, this is not enough. This type of ailment looks very much like psoriasis, rubella or syphilitic roseola. For accurate diagnosis and the appointment of the correct treatment for lichen in the clinic, a blood and urine test is prescribed, a scraping is taken, the patient undergoes a special test.
Gibert’s disease does not require particularly complex treatment. The disease resolves in six to nine weeks. The spots gradually fade and stop peeling. Traces remain on the skin for some time, but they also disappear over time. To alleviate the manifestation of symptoms, the doctor prescribes treatment: to relieve itching – antihistamines, to reduce flaking – various ointments.Multivitamin complexes are also prescribed to increase the patient’s immunity.
In addition to drug treatment for pink lichen, a hypoallergenic diet is prescribed. All foods that can cause allergic reactions are excluded from the diet: citrus fruits, eggs, red fruits, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, honey, nuts.
It is also necessary to exclude physical activity, passing exams, limit communication in order to get less stressful, try to wear clothes made from natural fabrics, wash only under the shower with mild detergents.It is also forbidden to expose the affected skin areas to direct sunlight, as this increases the peeling process and, accordingly, prevents recovery. Any self-medication can lead to undesirable consequences, therefore, a specialist consultation is necessary.
How to avoid getting infected with
Due to the fact that the nature of the occurrence of Gibert’s disease has not been thoroughly studied, there are no methods to prevent this disease. The main recommendation is to monitor the state of the immune system, as it will help to avoid infection.
The disease itself in most cases passes without a trace. However, sometimes complications arise in the form of eczema, staphylococcus or streptococcus, ring-shaped lichen may develop, which quite often becomes chronic, and even after a few years a relapse may occur. Then the treatment is done with antibiotics. To prevent such problems, we strongly recommend to undergo comprehensive treatment in our clinic.
Don’t forget about your health and the health of your family!
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This is a fungal skin disease that dogs most often get from cats or bushes they have passed through.It manifests itself in the appearance of small round, or rather saucer-shaped, spots with a dry crust. By themselves, they do not bother the dog, but if
This disease belongs to the group of dermatomycosis, lesions caused by imperfect fungi – dermatomycetes. In addition to microsporia, this group of diseases also includes trichophytosis and scab. All diseases caused by dermatomycetes are contagious and
This disease belongs to the group of dermatomycosis caused by imperfect fungi dermatomycetes.This group of diseases, in addition to microsporia, also includes trichophytosis and scab. All diseases caused by dermatomycetes are infectious for humans,
It is a skin disorder. It is caused by a special group of fungi that feed on dead skin cells and hair. From this, lesions appear on the skin – red, round spots, a peeling edge is visible around the lesion, and in the center – a normal
This is a chronic skin disease that causes the parasitic fungus Trichophyton tonsurans, which affects not only wild and domestic animals, but also humans.The disease is common in autumn, winter and spring. Infection occurs more easily in areas where
Ringworm is a common fungal disease caused by two genera of dermatophyte fungi – trichophyton and microsporum. The pathogens of ringworm are very resistant to environmental conditions and can live long enough in the external
Microsporia is a skin disease caused by pathogenic microscopic fungi that affects the skin, hair and claws of an animal.Microsporia is often called ringworm. Sick mumps can infect humans, so at the first symptoms of the disease
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Intense hair loss in clumps can often be caused by this microorganism. With this disease, the bald spots on the rabbit’s body have very clear outlines. There may also be slight skin irritation, sometimes small
This disease belongs to the group of dermatomycosis, lesions caused by imperfect fungi – dermatomycetes.In addition to microsporia, this group of diseases also includes trichophytosis and scab. All diseases caused by dermatomycetes are contagious and
Ringworm is a contagious skin disease that some pets transmit to each other as well as humans, and vice versa. Causative agent – certain types of bends In dogs, ringworm begins as small patches – usually
Lichen refers to chronic fungal diseases.Its characteristic feature is the lesion of the scalp and scalp, neck and extremities. Small nodules appear first, turning into round scabs over time, and
The disease is caused by a fungus that affects the scalp, neck and limbs of the animal. Ringworm symptoms are small nodules that appear on the skin that eventually develop into round scabs.Then on the surface
This disease belongs to the group of dermatomycosis – lesions caused by imperfect fungi dermatomycetes. This group of diseases, in addition to microsporia, also includes trichophytosis and scab. All diseases caused by dermatomycetes are contagious and
This is an infectious disease of agricultural, domestic animals and humans with skin and hair damage caused by various types of microscopic dermatomycete fungi.The causative agents of the disease are mushrooms of two genera: trichophyton,
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The frequency of spread of fungal nail infection is very high. According to the summary analysis of epidemiological studies in different countries, this is 5.5% of the total population. Risk factors include: diabetes mellitus, various immunosuppressive conditions, obesity, smoking, old age, some professions, genetic predisposition, hygiene defects.The spectrum of pathogens varies from country to country, depending on the length of the closed-shoe season. In countries with temperate and cold climates, the prevalence of dermatophytosis is higher, in hot tropical countries – the prevalence of yeast infection (1). In general, mycosis of nails is a chronic condition, the rate of progression of which is influenced by the state of health of the patient’s macroorganism.
People are so arranged that they begin to deal with problems when they see the importance and relevance, therefore with the question “How can I put my nails in order?” can be treated more often in spring and summer.And with regard to the defeat of the nails of the brushes – all year round, taking into account the prevalence of long-term nail decorative coatings. In the era of gel polish, alas, this has become a significant problem, since technologically active chemical and thermal trauma to the nail plates occurs, detachments of the nail from the bed are often formed, in which a diverse microflora finds shelter (2).
Onychomycosis, dystrophic changes in the nail after chemical and thermal trauma with repeated application of gel polish
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Chemical and thermal burns of nails after applying gel varnish.Dark stripes – linear hemorrhages. Regional bacterial and fungal process.
Rapid development of Pseudomonas aeruginosa lesions of the nail after detachment of the nail plate against the background of chemical and thermal burns when applying gel polish.
Pharmacy assortment of antifungal agents is very wide – from external over-the-counter drugs to systemic antimycotics, of which only fluconazole at a dosage of 150 mg for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis is available without a prescription.Let’s deal with the issues that often have to be addressed by the first table.
Is it a good deed or a disservice to dispense a drug without a prescription or a doctor’s prescription?
Definitely a disservice. I, as a specialist, understand that despite the obvious clinical picture, it is necessary to prove the presence of the fungus in the laboratory. According to world statistics, onychomycosis is the cause of nail changes in 50% of cases, in 15% – the cause is metabolic disorders and inflammatory conditions, in 5% of cases neoplasms in the area of the nail plate and pigmentary disorders are to blame.
For example, up to 40% of patients with psoriasis without joint damage have one or another nail change, and even more with joint damage. Among patients with contact eczema of the hands, changes in the nail apparatus are observed in 80%. Thus, what seems to be a fungal infection of the nail plate may be a manifestation of a completely different pathology. In the pharmacy, it is important to correctly set the direction of the route for the patient so that there is no sediment left from ineffective treatment. After all, they will remember the pharmacist who sold the ineffective product, and not the fact that he strongly recommended to visit a dermatologist.
“Sandy nails”, degenerative changes in nails, mycosis laboratory excluded.
Nail psoriasis. Upon investigation, mold flora was found. Such nail plates are especially attractive for colonization of various microflora.
Lichen planus of nails, mold flora found, but not the main factor of pathological changes.
Lichen planus of nails, fungi can be secondary, unfortunately, prolonged inflammatory processes at the base of the nail affect the growth zone and the restoration of the nail is difficult.
Get tested for onychomycosis – How long will it take?
The fastest method for diagnosing mycosis is microscopy of skin flakes and pieces of nails, which must be removed correctly and in sufficient quantities from the lesion. After exposure to concentrated alkali, the keratin of the nail plate becomes enlightened, and the laboratory assistant describes what he sees. Most of all I look forward to the words – mycelium filaments, although the abundance of spores is also an important diagnostic criterion.The result is usually ready in 3-5 days, but the doctor can schedule the therapy already at the first appointment, which, according to the results of microscopy, will either be approved or adjusted. Also, the material can be taken for sowing, which is prepared for up to 30 days and due to the fact that mushrooms are quite capricious during cultivation, it often gives a false negative result. It is also very important for us, dermatologists, that the patient comes to the scraping “naive”, and not using OTC drugs in a free mode.After all, self-medication will increase the likelihood of a false-negative research result.
How long should the treatment take?
In cases of treatment of onychomycosis of the lower extremities, the general course of therapy is often extended for 9-14 months, since the toenails grow extremely slowly – 1 mm per month, and our goal is a complete change of the nail plate with constant exposure to antimycotics. Therefore, for me, as a dermatovenerologist, it is fundamentally important to confirm the diagnosis not by eye.After all, if there was no scraping, and the person decided to be treated for aesthetic reasons, then after 3-4 months of treatment, anyone can think – “was there mycosis?”, Or maybe “I just crushed a nail” and abandon regular therapy.
The varnish has run out, can it be replaced with a cream with the same INN?
Great and topical question! Developers of medicines and technologists are not trying in vain, and a variety of forms evokes an unambiguous positive response in me: solution, spray, gel, cream, ointment, varnish, powder, shampoo … Let’s go through the differences between the forms:
- solution – they penetrate well the internal structures of the nail plates, which means they get closer to the zone where the division of the fungus is most active
- spray – well distributed over the skin, without fattening it, can be used on areas with hair and replace solution
- gel – also spreads well over the surface of the skin, can replace solution and spray, especially when changing the active ingredient is necessary
- cream – a fairly universal form of release – moisturizes, softens overdried areas, but worse than the solution penetrates into hard-to-reach, but mushroom-populated nail cavities
- ointment – oily form for processes where it is necessary to soften layers and crusts.Ointment and cream are often replaced with each other, but this is not always adequate – the ointment is not suitable for everyone
- varnishes are convenient to use, but, in my opinion, their effect is devalued by the wrong choice of the target group for therapy: varnishes are good to use for the prevention and treatment of superficial and initial forms of nail fungus, and not neglected, with which they most often run to the pharmacy
- powder – a valuable form for the prevention of recurrence of mycoses of skin folds, including interdigital spaces
- shampoo – indispensable for the treatment of lesions of the scalp.
All these forms are very much needed in the portfolio of appointments, and there is even some shortage, since some INNs have a meager lineup. I only want the attending doctor to evaluate everything and write out what is needed, guided by research, expert opinion and common sense.
Onychomycosis of the feet, combination therapy is required. In this case, varnish with antimycotic is not the drug of choice.
Why is it important not to make analog substitutions (INN from the same group)?
Fortunately, we have moved away from the omnipotence of the “three whales” of mycology of the 19th and early 20th centuries – iodine, sulfur and tar.Some modern drugs are used once a day, and some 2-3, and this already significantly affects the patient’s adherence to therapy. Of course, 1 is better than 3, but the doctor could also count on the softening effect of the base of the cream, for example, when the nail bed is overdried. It is unacceptable to replace the recommended drug with combined drugs with corticosteroids, for example “Candide” and “Candide B” – these are fundamentally different drugs, and replacement is impossible. Do not replace the antimycotic with iodine tincture or other third-party agents.Yes, yes, this also sometimes happens in pharmacies according to patients.
The combination of psoriasis and mycosis, therapy should be very balanced, the use of terbinafine inside can significantly exacerbate the course of psoriasis.
How do dermatologists view nail scrapers? Is their use useful, pointless or dangerous?
If the scraper is plastic and will be used on modified nail plates, previously softened with urea compounds, then the benefit will be – reducing the thickness of the nail modified by the fungus opens up more opportunities for external antimycotics to enter the area where the fungus is actively dividing.If the scrapers are metal, I am against it, because the risk of causing significant damage on my own (injuries to the side rollers, the nail bed) is quite high, and then there is a high probability of becoming a patient of the surgeon. It is especially necessary to be on the alert for diabetics and people with vascular insufficiency.
What related products are appropriate to offer to a client who buys drugs for the treatment of onychomycosis?
It is perfectly appropriate to offer high-quality shoe dryers, saying that drying for several hours from the inside is much more effective than using batteries and underfloor heating.Also, do not forget to offer the Mycostop hygienic spray for shoes with an antifungal effect to prevent relapse. Honestly, as a doctor, I would very much like the manufacturers to expand the portfolio of such products. Manufactured pharmacies may offer an extemporaneous 1% chlorhexidine solution. If the nails of the brushes are affected by fungi, it is important to disinfect gloves and mittens with the aforementioned means, as spores may remain inside them. Also, customers may be interested in disinfecting products for baths, bathroom floors, products with which you can safely and effectively wash slippers, socks, bathroom and bedroom rugs.
What is important to warn the purchaser of topical preparations?
- It is necessary to start therapy after consulting a doctor
- It is important to follow the directions and not overdo it
- If itching, burning or wetness of the skin occurs when applying topical products – stop use and consult a doctor
- The approach must be comprehensive. Local forms will not always be effective enough. For example, treating only topically the nails, patients neglect the therapy of smooth skin of the feet and hands, and it is there that often remains a reservoir of the fungus and in the future re-infection occurs – from the skin of the nail rollers and interdigital spaces.It is important to focus the patient’s attention on the fact that the combination treatment increases the effectiveness. Such treatment includes: the use of systemic and local forms of antimycotics, removal of the nail masses changed by the fungus with special pastes with high percentage of urea (there are special mycological kits in pharmacies) or at the reception of a special pedicure master
- It is a mistake to use varnishes in cases of total nail damage. A simple analogy that I give at the reception is like trying to fix the basement through the attic.
- Compulsory use of footwear treatment to prevent relapse.
- Examination and treatment of loved ones with whom there are close household contacts, because the infection will return over and over again.
Onychomycosis of the feet, traumatic chronic injury to the nail in the shoe. Combination therapy is required – external and systemic, hardware pedicure or softening pastes.
Traumatic injury to the nail plate in the tight toe of the shoe against the background of wearing gel polish. Reduction of the area of growth of the nail to the nail bed. Areas of onycholysis are inhabited by bacterial (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and yeast microflora.
What is important to warn the buyer of systemic drugs?
Of course, that systemic drugs are taken in accordance with the instructions and are not intended for self-medication. About the importance of restrictions on alcohol intake, about checking compatibility with all those drugs that a person is already using.For example, terbinafine tablets can be metabolized through the same liver isozymes as tricyclic antidepressants, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, beta-blockers, antiarrhythmic drugs, which will require caution when prescribing. The combined use of terbinafine with warfarin reduces prothrombin time, which means that the risk of thrombosis increases. When taken simultaneously with caffeine, the concentration of the latter increases by 19% due to a decrease in clearance.
Rifamipicin, used in phthisiology, can significantly reduce the effectiveness of antimycotic therapy with terbinafine and itraconazole.Itraconazole has a wide list of drug interactions and there is plenty of room for expert pharmaceutical advice.
All drugs that reduce the acidity of gastric juice from antacids to proton pump inhibitors can reduce the absorption of itraconazole, so the recommendations include a note in these cases to drink cola.
Is it necessary to offer hepatoprotectors to patients using systemic antimycotics?
You should not do this on your own, since many age patients are already taking a whole range of drugs, and it can be difficult to include both a systemic antimycotic and a hepatoprotector against the background of polypharmacy.According to clinical guidelines, the appointment of a systemic antimycotic is done after biochemical control at the start of treatment in the absence of contraindications. If there are changes, then the therapy plan is drawn up together with the therapist, keeping in mind the golden truth that the consequences of treatment should not be more severe than the disease itself.
In conclusion, I would like to thank the workers of pharmacy organizations for their joint work for the benefit of patients, for their desire to expand knowledge and significant educational work about the importance of treatment and prevention of onychomycosis.
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- Rieder EA, Tosti A. Cosmetically Induced Disorders of the Nail with Update on Contemporary Nail Manicures.J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2016; 9 (4): 39-44.
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Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common allergic diseases of childhood. Children in economically developed countries are more likely to get sick (10-28%).It manifests itself as chronic inflammation of the skin in the form of skin rashes, redness, cracks, oozing, crusts. There may be dryness, flaking, lichenification (thickening, increased skin pattern). Concerned about itching. Characterized by a hereditary predisposition (bronchial asthma, hay fever, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis) is more often on the mother’s side, less often on the father’s side.
Food allergy is the most common cause. In older children, along with food, inhalation allergens are connected: plant pollen, house dust mites, fungi.Bacterial, viral infections, parasites can be provoking factors.
In principle, any food can cause an allergic reaction. The most common allergens in children are cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. With age, the body develops tolerance to many allergens, but allergies to peanuts, nuts, soybeans, fish and seafood often persist for life. Exclusion of a causally significant allergen from the diet leads to an improvement in the condition and maintenance of remission of the disease.
A combination of food and inhalation allergies often causes exacerbation in older children.
If a child’s condition worsens in the spring-summer period, especially after walking in the park, in the forest, in the meadow, the cause is probably pollen. Cutaneous manifestations are often accompanied by lacrimation, nasal discharge.
With an exacerbation in the autumn-winter period, in damp rooms, after eating kefir, kvass, moldy cheese, pastry, after antibiotic treatment, the cause will most likely be fungal allergens.
If skin rashes bother you all year round, the diet is ineffective, itching worsens at night, possibly due to an allergy to house dust mites.
Do not discount cross-allergy as well. For example, a reaction to cow’s milk may be a beef intolerance; cat hair – intolerance to pork, lamb; wormwood – tomatoes, potatoes.
The diagnosis of atopic dermatitis is made on the basis of complaints, a study of the history of the development of the disease, the presence of a family predisposition, the nature of skin manifestations, data from a general blood test, specific examinations for allergies, skin tests.
Treatment of atopic dermatitis complex. The doctor selects a diet, gives recommendations on the organization of a hypoallergenic life, prescribes antiallergic drugs inside and out, prebiotics. Keeping a food diary is very helpful.
In order to prevent allergies , especially in children with a burdened heredity, breastfeeding is recommended for at least 6 months. In the diet of a nursing mother, cow’s milk is limited (it is better to use it in cereals, in the form of fermented milk products), eggs, nuts, seafood, exotic fruits, strawberries, raspberries, honey, cocoa.If the mother does not have enough milk, the child is fed with special preventive mixtures marked with GA (hypoallergenic). If a rash has already appeared on the skin, you need to select a therapeutic mixture based on the split proteins of cow’s milk.
In addition, there are features of the introduction of complementary foods. The first complementary food – no earlier than 5-6 months. Dairy-free, monocomponent porridges are introduced: rice, buckwheat. Vegetable purees – squash, cauliflower, broccoli. What to enter in the first place – porridge or mashed potatoes – the doctor will recommend, based on the characteristics of the child’s development.The meat is recommended at 6 months – horse meat, rabbit meat, turkey. At 6-7 months, you can introduce cottage cheese, fish – not earlier than 9-10 months, an egg – from 11 months. All complementary foods are introduced without exacerbation.
Prophylactic vaccinations are carried out against the background of complete or partial remission (after 2-4 weeks).
Unfortunately, atopic dermatitis is a chronic disease, periods of remission are followed by periods of exacerbation. The most favorable prognosis in young children, with a mild course of the disease.Such children by school age can be practically healthy. In an unfavorable combination of circumstances, atopic detmatitis can become the first step of the so-called “atopic march” – it precedes allergic respiratory diseases (bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis). Therefore, it is extremely important to notice the first signs of the disease in time and do everything possible to preserve and strengthen the health of your child.
SINLAB pediatricians will help you carry out the laboratory and instrumental examination and treatment you need.Always with love for your child!
Microsporia. Symptoms and treatment
Microsporia (synonym: micropores, ringworm) is a common infectious fungal skin disease that affects the skin, hair, and sometimes nails.
Symptoms of microsporia
The manifestations of microsporia are in many ways similar to trichophytosis, and both of these diseases were previously combined under the general name “ringworm”.
There are two types of fungi – pathogens of microsporia.Fungi of one species parasitize only on humans. Mostly children are ill. The disease is highly contagious. The incubation period is from 5 days to 6 weeks.
Infection occurs through direct contact with the patient in a family or childcare institution or through objects and things that were used by the patient and contaminated with skin scales and hairs containing threads and fungal spores. Another type of fungus is a parasite of the skin and coat of cats and dogs; infection of children and adults occurs mainly through contact with a sick animal or through objects contaminated with its wool;
infection from sick people is occasionally observed.
On the skin of the face, neck, forearms, torso and legs, red, inflammatory, and then scaly spots of a round or oval shape appear. On the scalp, when infected from a cat or dog, first one round scaly, as if floured, hearth appears, on which all the hair affected by the fungus is broken off and wrapped in a white cover; later, several more such foci often appear.
When infected with a fungus that affects only humans, the foci of microsporia on the head have a different character: they quickly appear one after another, merge with each other, but not all affected hair breaks off and it is difficult to distinguish them among healthy hair.
Diagnostics of microsporia
The diagnosis of one or another type of microsporia is established by a doctor in a skin dispensary on the basis of a laboratory study of hair and skin under a fluorescent lamp.
Treatment of microsporia
Treatment is carried out mainly in a hospital, but also on an outpatient basis, depending on the type of microsporia. Self-medication before going to a doctor is unacceptable, not only because it does not help, but also because it often interferes with the recognition of the disease.
Prevention of microsporia
In order to prevent microsporia, adults should prohibit children from picking up stray animals and bringing them into the house without a veterinary examination. It should be borne in mind that microsporia in cats and kittens can proceed unnoticed, therefore, the pet should be systematically examined by the district veterinarian, especially when peeling, thinning or sticking of the coat appears, etc. In no case should the sick animal be expelled onto the stairs , into the yard, into the street; it should be delivered to the regional veterinary clinic or veterinarian.a station where stray animals are also handed over.
It is necessary to know that outbreaks of diseases among children occur from May to October, because during this period of the year cats bring litters, settling in the basements of residential buildings. The fight against microsporia is jointly carried out by doctors-dermatologists, doctors dignity-epid. stations and veterinarians, signaling each case of the disease to skin dispensaries and veterinary hospitals.
Prevention of microsporia, which is infected only from sick people, is the same as the prevention of superficial trichophytosis: disinfection of the premises and all things of the patient; hospitalization of the patient in a specialized hospital, examination of all family members of the patient, etc.
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the better to treat foot fungus In Soviet times, nail fungus was very common in the army, but Soviet doctors believed that it was a common skin fungus.In the Soviet army, fungus was a widespread problem, because conscripts wore tarpaulin boots all year round. Ointment for the fungus on the feet. Everyone knows that fungal infection of nails and skin is an unpleasant disease that causes a lot of problems for a person. Symptoms of pathology are reddening of the dermis on the finger, delamination of the nail, pale spots. With a fungus of the nail plate, the patient feels severe itching. This article provides a list of cheap ointments for fungus that will effectively remove all manifestations of the disease.The greatest demand is for cheap ointments for fungus on the legs and arms. They are effective in most cases if the disease is still at an early stage. Here is a list of the cheap ones. Let’s figure it out! Fungus of feet and nails, or if to use medical terminology – onychomycosis. Salicylic ointment is the most effective and cheapest ointment for fungus on the feet, belongs to keratolytic agents, does not directly act as a dung agent, but removes it. 01:00: external symptoms. How to treat toenail fungus at home? Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nails on the hands and feet.Most people miss the first symptoms and begin treatment even when the disease has passed into an advanced form. Effective medical and folk remedies for nail fungus Many people have encountered toenail fungus. Doctors diagnose onychomycosis. To cure an advanced fungal disease with folk remedies, it is important to know what the nail fungus is afraid of. The success of intensive care, clinical outcome depends on this. Fungus solution. Cheap ointment. Healing varnishes. Cheap anti-fungal serums and sprays.A penny remedy for nail fungus. Domestic analogues of expensive products. Preparations against nail fungus for pregnant women. General requirements when choosing a medicine for the treatment of nail fungus. Onychomycosis is a fungal disease of bone tissue. Its causative agent is various types of yeast-like and mold organisms, as well as saprophytes. To get rid of the disease, ointment for toenail fungus is widely used. She will help you take it off. ointment for the fungus. Subscribe. Submit. The ointment from the fungus between the toes is selected by the attending physician after diagnosis.Treatment of the disease in advanced stages may be delayed. It is better to start therapy in a timely manner. Contents of the article: 1 Types of ointments. 2 List. 2.1 Lamisil. 2.2 Exoderil. 2.3 Mycozoral. 2.4 Fundizol. 2.5 Terbinafine. 2.6 Salicylic ointment. 2.7 Clotrimazole. 2.8 Mycospores. 2.9 Nizoral. 3 Inexpensive ointments for nail fungus. Therefore, it is impossible to delay the treatment of the fungus. A neglected disease leads to a totally dystrophic form of onychomycosis, which causes. After learning about the cost of drug therapy for nail fungus, people are shocked.When choosing an ointment for skin fungus, you should consult a dermatologist. Find out which medications are most effective, how they work correctly, and for whom they are recommended. Soviet remedy for nail fungus treat nail fungus in Moscow budget remedy for nail fungus
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Picked up a fungus.The nail turned yellow, exfoliated. I don’t know what to treat anymore. I want to buy Mycenil, because there are no contraindications. What pleases, judging by the positive reviews. I would like to hope that the cream will win a complete victory over the infectious infection. The medicine has passed clinical studies and has all the necessary quality certificates. Detailed information about them can be found on the manufacturer’s website. People who have already managed to buy Mycenil and undergo a course of treatment report that after the first use of the product, all unpleasant sensations in the legs disappear, and after 2-3 weeks the signs of nail fungus are eliminated.Nail fungus is a common problem. With the right approach, this disease is easily treatable. And if earlier it was necessary to prescribe several drugs to patients at once, today I recommend them to use Mycenil. This remedy has a pronounced antifungal effect and helps to get rid of the disease at all stages of its development. It inhibits the growth of fungal bacteria, improves the condition of the skin and nails, and eliminates all unpleasant symptoms. The peculiarity of the cream is that it has a natural composition and is suitable for everyone.It is non-addictive and non-addictive. So, the harmful toenail fungus is afraid. To defeat the toenail fungus, the first step is to cut off the affected nail plates, and then use creams, ointments and solutions with a pronounced antifungal effect. It is not only the affected toenails that need treatment. How to treat toenail fungus with folk remedies? In general, the fungus on the nails is difficult to cure, not because it is especially hardy, but because it has found an ideal breeding ground for itself.The fact is that the nail fungus not only hides behind the nails, it also feeds on them. Although they do exist. Fungus on the feet: symptoms, causes. Fungus is a disease caused by mycotic organisms. Symptoms of the appearance of fungus on the legs are different, as they depend on the type of infection. However, there are several common features. Let’s tell you more about them. Symptoms of the appearance of a fungus. Mycosis is an unpleasant fungal disease. The period of his treatment is long, there is a high risk of re-infection.For greater effectiveness, traditional medicines are combined with folk remedies. Why does fungus develop on the feet? There are many reasons for the development of foot fungus, the first of which is non-compliance with personal hygiene. If a child or an adult does not regularly rinse their feet and do not use protective creams, then sooner or later they will face the problem of fungus. Also the development of this. Iodine. Alcohol solution of iodine is the most popular home remedy for toenail fungus. Let’s explain why.This strong antiseptic has proven fungicidal properties. As an effective treatment for foot fungus at home with folk remedies, vinegar baths are used. Saline and soda solutions for soaking the feet allow you to fight the fungus on the feet in the initial stage. How does foot fungus grow? Why is his treatment not always successful? What questions should the buyer ask. Good afternoon Marina! And how do you rate Teymurov paste from wounds and sweating of the feet. I use it for cracked heels, it helps.Maybe there is something else? Thanks for your articles! How to cure fungus on the feet at home quickly, using folk remedies? Better recipes and proven remedies. So how to cure foot fungus at home quickly? According to patients, the most effective remedy for mycosis is soda. See also: Treatment of foot fungus. Fungus on the feet is a disease that affects the skin, nails and feet with rapidly multiplying parasitic fungi (mycoses). The reasons contributing to fungal diseases are as follows: Contact with an infected person through certain objects – slippers, bath mats, towels, etc.
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The new remedy for fungus is highly effective against the background of analogs, as well as complex action. The natural product quickly destroys the fungal infection, relieving unpleasant symptoms, and also contributes to the formation of a protective skin barrier. Thus, after a course of treatment, you can not be afraid of re-infection. I recommend that you always use the ointment throughout the course, even if the symptoms of the disease do not bother you.For preventive purposes, I advise you to use the drug every weather, especially if you have previously had this problem. The foot bath from the fungus must be taken for a long time, at least 20 days in a row, without missing a single day. Soda baths for the treatment of toenail fungus. Recipe number 1. In two liters of warm water, dissolve well and stir 2 tbsp. l. soda, add 10-15 drops of iodine, omit. 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Baths for nail plates are made with warm water (40-45 °) with the addition of agents for softening the nail, as well as destroying the microorganism. Fungus on the feet: symptoms, causes. Fungus is a disease caused by mycotic organisms, as reported. Soak for 20 minutes. Then wipe your feet dry, treat the affected areas with a pumice stone or a special foot grater, lubricate the skin with tea tree oil.Foot fungus baths can be used at any stage of the lesion, as they always ensure the normalization of the nail bed, restoration of its microflora, acidic environment, which is disturbed by pathogenic bacteria. This is effective because of this that microorganisms cannot. Vinegar foot baths against fungus. If you are making vinegar baths for nail fungus, then carefully follow the proportions indicated in the recipe. Steaming should be carried out for no more than 15 minutes to avoid scalding the feet.Vinegar helps to reduce the appearance of fungal infections. 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