Tinea Ringworm Treatment

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Patient and Family Education Ringworm (Tinea Capitis, Tinea Corporis) In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away.

Title: Ringworm (tinea) Author: Connie Ronan Wilson Last modified by: Dr. Bob Created Date: 11/6/2003 2:57:14 PM Document presentation format: On-screen Show

Ringworm of the Scalp (Tinea Capitis) What is ringworm of the scalp? Ringworm of the scalp is a fungus infection of the hair. It causes: • round patches of hair loss that slowly increase in size

ringworm and its treatment and prevention. Despite the name, ringworm is a plant. There are no worms! Possible Antifungal Medications for Use With Tinea Corporis (Ringworm) Drug Trade name Tolnaftate Tinactin – OTC Aftate – OTC Undecylenic acid Desenex – OTC

Dermatophytosis: Treatment del Palacio A, et al. 149 Topical treatment of dermatophytosis is possible with non-extensive lesions, the application of medication

Ringworm • Fungal infections that are on the surface of skin and is not due to a worm of any type • The medical term for ringworm is tinea

Ringworm (Tinea) February 2006 . Is Ringworm Contagious? Yes. This fungal infection is contagious and can be passed by direct contact with an infected

Ringworm on the Body (Tinea Corporis) What is ringworm? Ringworm is a fungus infection of the skin. It is often transferred to people from puppies or kittens who have ringworm

RINGWORM ON THE BODY (TINEA CORPORIS) Diagnostic Findings Ringworm of the body presents as a ring-shaped pink patch with a scaly, Expected Course It responds well to appropriate treatment. Home Care Antifungal Cream. Buy Tinactin, Lotrimin or Micatin cream at your drug store.

Treatment Ringworm is treated with antifungal medication. A cream medication is applied directly to the infection or sometimes a pill is taken by mouth.

Ringworm (Tinea) What is ringworm? It is a common fungus infection of the skin, Follow the treatment prescribed by your doctor: • For skin and feet infections: • For ringworm of the scalp, clean and disinfect combs and brushes.

RINGWORM OF THE SCALP (TINEA CAPITIS) DEFINITION . The main treatment for ringworm of the scalp is griseofulvin taken orally for 8 weeks. ( The product comes in a 125 mg per 5 ml suspension and 250 mg capsules.) Griseofulvin is best absorbed if

UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES • Fact Sheet TINEA (FUNGAL SKIN INFECTIONS) WHAT IS TINEA? Tinea is a fungus that can grow on your skin, hair, or nails.

How is scalp ringworm treated? Even with treatment, tinea capitis may take weeks and sometimes months to go away. It is possible to get ringworm more than once. Ringworm may cause permanent scarring and hair loss if not treated. Scalp ringworm must be treated with antifungal tablets.

X-RAY EXPOSURE AND SKIN CANCER 411 TABLE 1 Characteristics of the Irradiated and Unirradiated Tinea Capitis Study Subjects Irradiated Unirradiated

PATIENT EDUCATION HANDOUTS Ringworm (Tinea Corporis) DESCRIPTION • A ring-shaped pink patch appears on the skin. The pink patch is usually 1/2 to 1 inch in size with a scaly,

Dermatophytosis: Treatment del Palacio A, et al. 149 Topical treatment of dermatophytosis is possible with non-extensive lesions, the application of medication

Tinea Tinea is a highly contagious fungal infection that can infect the skin. The most commonly affected areas include the feet, groin, scalp and beneath the breasts.

What is Ringworm? Ringworm is a contagious fungus infection that can affect the scalp, the body (particularly the groin), the feet, and the nails.